Do it Yourself (DIY) Backyard Patio Project - Research, Design and Planning

Building a patio can be fun and rewarding once you have finish the project. Before you take on this project, you should do your research, design and planning in order to save money and time. Here are information that will help you build that ultimate backyard patio.

 


retroman80s | 7/30/2008 9:32:38 PM | 15006 views
Definitions, Terms, Lingo
  • Cubic Yard

  • Paver

    Pavers refer to the building material that is used to construct patios.

Sponsors
Design and Planning
Suppliers
Tools
  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Gloves
  • String
  • Rake
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tape Measure
  • Compactor
  • masonry saw
  • Line level
Software
  • Google SketchUp

    Google SketchUp is a free software tool which allows you to create 3D models. This tool is great to model your backyard patio to get an visual idea of what it will look like once you've completed the project. What is also neat is that you can download free objects from Google Warehouse for example a bbq, tree, or an air condition unit.

  • Realtime Landscaping Pro

  • TurboFloorPlan Landscape & Deck

 

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