How To Build Brick Patio Floors
If youíve ever wondered about how to build brick patios for your
home, you probably think that itís out of your skill levels. But there
are instructions on how to build brick patios for homes that are
intended for novice builders, so itís something that you can probably
accomplish over the weekend with the least possible difficulty. If you
build something like this, youíll not only be able to impress your
friends, you can also enjoy having a nice patio for your afternoon
coffee or have lunch out in your garden.
How to build brick patio foundations
Unlike a wood patio, which can drain water, between its slats, youíll
want to have a slight slope on your brick patio, so that water can have
a runoff route. You can find instructions online on how to build brick
patios from the ground up, which is exactly what youíll be doing.
The first step on how to build brick patio foundations is to dig up the
ground on which youíll be laying your bricks. As stated before, a slight
slope is necessary during this stage for water runoff. Check with a
level every foot to make sure that the ground lowers ľ inch every foot
or so away from the house.
How to build brick patios is also involved in all the stuff between the
bricks on top and the foundation ground on the bottom. Youíll also need
to fill the foundation layer over with gravel and lay down landscape
fabric as well to prevent weeds from growing in between the bricks.
After all that, youíll be pouring sand over the surface before you lay
the bricks for the final layer.
During all those steps on how to build brick patio foundations and
floors, youíll need to be accurate about the brick laying as well, so
youíll have to set up a perimeter and probably test-fit the bricks a few
times as well to make sure that everything will go smoothly and you
donít have to repeat steps over.
The final steps on how to build brick patios is to actually lay down the
bricks for the last time, then put some sand between the brick cracks,
so that all spaces are filled. Youíll also have to hose it down a bit so
that everythingís settled firmly on the ground and all you have left to
do is to wait for it to dry so you can enjoy your new patio.
Also in this section
This Section Home
Build a Concrete patio
Build Raised Paver Patio
Brick Patio Floors
Building a stone patio
Build a Paver Patio
Build a Flagstone Patio
Click your flag
Add to your favorites