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Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Ultimate Guide)

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WALKS, PATIOS & WALLS provides the design and technical information you need to enhance your landscape and outdoor living areas with walkways, patios, and garden walls.

- Dozens of design ideas you can use in your yard

- More than 500 photographs and illustrations to help you improve your landscape

- Easy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences on the most popular landscape projects

- Complete list of tools and materials for each project

- Detailed How-to Illustrations

- Learn how to set pavers in a sand-and-gravel base.

- Create a new patio with tile or stone atop a mortar base.

- Build a wall that will stand the test of time.

Synopsis:

Includes all the ideas and how-to information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into a home landscape. 500 photos and illustrations.

Synopsis:

Designing the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of the home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape. Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls

Table of Contents

Introduction

WALKS
Designing Your Site
Making a Site Plan

Walk Designs
Hard Walks
Soft Walks
• Wood Walks

Edging
• Edging Materials

Grading and Drainage
• Drainage
• Changes in Walk Level

Soft Walks
Layout and Preparation
Stone
• Types of Stone Aggregate

Wood
Loose Aggregate
Lumber Walks
• Treated Lumber
• Untreated Lumber

Boardwalks
• Building a Boardwalk
 
Dry-Laid Walks
Tools You Will Need
Material Selections
• Brick
• Brick Patterns
• Adobe Blocks
• Stone
• Installation Tips
• Interlocking Pavers
• Concrete Patio Blocks

Setting Stone Directly on the Ground
• Possible Materials
• Laying Stone in the Ground

Walks on a Gravel-and-Sand Base
• Plotting and Excavating the Subbase

Laying Paving Units in Sand
• Spread Sand
• Set Pavers
• Fill the Joints
• Filling Wide Joints

Hard Mortar- Bed Walks
Anatomy of a Mortar Walk
• Site Conditions
• Mortar Mixes
•Tools for Working with Mortar

• Preparing Paving Materials

Preparing for the Concrete Base
• Install the Forms

Pouring the Concrete Bed
• Pouring the Concrete
• Begin the Pour
• Screed the Surface

Finishing the Concrete Surface
• Rough-Float the Surface
• Curing Concrete

Setting the Walk
• Set Forms
• The Mortar Bed
• Setting the Walk
• Fill the Joints

Ceramic and Stone Tile
• Suitable Types of Tile

Setting Tiles in Mortar
• Prepare the Surface
• Lay the Tiles

BUILDING
Steps
Step Design
• Finding the Run and Rise

Wood Steps
• Steps on Grade
• Building the Steps

Landscape Steps

Concrete Steps
• Determine Run and Rise
• Excavate the Site

BRICK STEPS
• Building Brick Steps

PATIOS
Creating a Comfortable Climate for Your Patio
• Making a Site Cooler or Warmer
 
Soft-Set Patios
Types of Patios
Installing Patio Pavers
Mortar-Bed Patios
Concrete Patios.
• Making a Concrete Patio

Patios on Concrete Slabs
• Flagstone and Brick Patios
• Tiling a Patio
 
 
WALLS
Dry-Laid Stone Walls
Tools
Types of Stone
• Selecting Stones
• Estimating Amounts

Wall Building Basics
• Building Requirements

Constructing the Wall
• The First Course
• The Second Course
• Cap the Wall

Footings for Walls
General Requirements
• Footing Size and Depth
• Footing Forms

Buying Concrete
• Dry Mixes
• Wet Mixes
• Estimating Amounts

Mixing Concrete
• Mixing by Hand
• Using a Power Mixer

Building Footings
• Building Forms

Pouring Concrete
Mortared Stone Walls
General Requirements for Stone Walls
Constructing the Wall
Concrete Block Walls
Types of Block
• Shapes and Sizes
• Estimating Amounts

Basic Requirements
Building a Block Wall
• Set the First Block

Stucco Finishes
• Applying Stucco

Brick Walls
Types of Bricks
• Brick Sizes

Types of Walls
• Anatomy of a Brick Wall
• Estimating Amounts

Basic Requirements
• Footings
• Reinforcement
• Mortar

Building a Single-Wythe Wall
• Wall Layout

Building a Double-Wythe Wall
• Wall Layout

Retaining Walls
Basic Requirements
• Excavation
• Drainage
• Footings and Reinforcement

Landscape-Tie Retaining Walls
• Building a Landscape-Tie Wall

Interlocking Concrete-Block Walls
Dry-Laid Stone Retaining Walls
• Building a Dry-Laid Retaining Wall

 
 
Appendix I
PLANNING AND DESIGN
Basic Landscape Design
What do You Expect From Your Yard?
• Working with Your Surroundings
• Formal Versus Informal
 
Basic Site Design
• Design Techniques
• Dividing Your Design Into Specific Parts
• Organizing Your Site Design

Appendix II
PLANNING YOUR SITE
Types of Soil
Dealing with Drainage
• Drainage Systems
• Grading Your Site
 
 
Resource Guide
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580114844
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Manufactured by:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Editor:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
How-To
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Author:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
Landscaping
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Masonry
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
Patios -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Garden walks -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Walkways
Subject:
Patios
Subject:
Walls
Subject:
Walkway
Subject:
Patio
Subject:
Wall
Subject:
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Subject:
Walk
Edition Description:
Green
Series:
Landscaping
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.70x8.40x.60 in. 1.65 lbs.

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Includes all the ideas and how-to information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into a home landscape. 500 photos and illustrations.

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Designing the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of the home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape. Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.

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