How to Build a Patio
If you want to know how to build a patio, you will be happy to know that the information is all over the place – in bookstores, on the Web, and in home improvement stores for starters. It is not difficult to learn how to build a patio once you have found your information source.
If you are serious about learning how to build a patio, there are dozens of home improvement books that will explain to you exactly how to do it. The books will explain to you how to build a patio in step-by-step instructions that are clearly illustrated. Following are three such books:
- How to Build Walks, Walls & Patio Floors by Steve Cory
- How to Build Patios and Sundecks by Donald R Brann
- How to Design & Build Decks & Patios by Lin Cotton, Jeff T. Williams
The Web is another great source for learning how to build a patio. Type the phrase “how to build a patio” into the Google search engine and you will be amazed at the detail you will find. The Web is a good place to look for instructions because you can browse hundreds of links, looking for a set of instructions that either matches exactly what you have in mind or that inspires you to do something completely different.
Home improvement stores often offer ‘how to” classes for no charge. Call your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Menard’s and ask them if they will be teaching a course on how to build a patio. If so, sign up! Most of the times these classes have such low turnout that you’ll get a lot on one-on-one time with the instructor. If no classes are planned, you might suggest it. If all else fails, go to a person on the floor in the section that sells the materials. Ask them what they know about how to build a patio. Odds are on your side that if they know anything at all, they’ll be willing to stand there and tell you all about it. It beats stocking shelves.
If you want to learn how to build your own patio, you can learn how. Additional information sources include rock and gravel stores, landscaping lots, and the library. Spend the time it takes to learn how to do it right and be willing to talk to a few different people. One person might tell you how to build a patio and leave out an important detail that another person shares with you. Or, you might read something in a book only to have someone in the field say that what you read is all wrong. If you do enough research, you’ll be educated enough to sort it all out for yourself.