Installing Pavers

Proper preparation of the subsoil, base, and bedding layers will keep a hardscape looking great for years

Proper preparation of the subsoil, base, and bedding layers will keep a hardscape looking great for years


Hardscaping Articles

  • Paver Patterns

    Create a custom look by mixing and matching concrete pavers from Pavestone's Panorama Combo Series.

  • Stihl 36-volt Cordless Chain Saw

    Cut landscaping timbers, posts, and beams faster and straighter with this quiet, battery-powered chain saw.

  • Tiling a Deck

    Fiberglass grating is a sturdy, drainable substrate option for exterior stone and ceramic tile

  • Combining Decks and Patios

    Maintain a sense of privacy and easy egress from the house while also cost-effectively providing large entertainment spaces

  • Getting Into Hardscaping

    Expand your deck business by partnering with a patio contractor

  • These posts and rails are made of treated southern yellow pine, while the balusters are aluminum. Note the post-mounted built-in deck lighting, a great upgrade for dining after dark.

    Custom Railings

    While rail kits are popular, some deck builders prefer to distinguish their projects with custom site-built railing designs.

  • New Pavers From Pine Hall Brick Co.

    The Esplanade and Beale Street lines add even more options to an already extensive paver menu

  • Vinyl, Composite, and PVC Fencing

    Improved quality and durability has fueled demand for fencing that’s not made of wood

  • A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

    A steel moment frame and plenty of lateral reinforcement were the keys to resisting seismic forces

  • Azek Standard and Resurfacing Pavers

    New versions offer more design possibilities

  • Buzon Adjustable Screwjack Pedestals

    Made from 80% recycled polypropylene, these pedestals are designed to support decks, terraces, and other surfaces

  • Composite Decking Maintenance

    Regular cleaning and sealing will keep composite decking looking like new

  • Safety Is Not a Casual Thing

    If you sometimes feel that on-the-job accidents are what happen to other people, watching this video might change your mind.

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    Building a Curved Portico

    Asked to build a semi-circular roof over a front porch and don't know how? Don't sweat it. Mike Sloggatt has worked out the details. Here's a hint: A full-size drawing and cutting board are a big help.

  • Mobile App From TimberTech

    TimberTech is offering a mobile app that allows builders to show homeowners what their new deck will look like in a variety of color combinations. Selections can be saved and tagged with keywords for easy retrieval later.