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Old 10-28-2013, 08:34 PM
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First big patio job! constructive criticism welcome

I have completed a few small hardscape projects, this is my first big patio. I did for myself, at home I'm fairly pleased with the results of my summer evenings/weekends labor, but would welcome any constructive criticism as I want to get in more hardscaping. I need to fix a few details and sweep in the polymer sand yet. Also was hoping someone could recommend a sealer that would keep the pavers looking wet, is that even possible? I used a couple old pallets of pavers and also some newer ones, and I noticed a difference in the color, apparently the older ones faded or something, I'm hoping that evens out over time. I haven't pressure washed it yet, I hope that helps.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:17 PM
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Looks nice
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:23 PM
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I like it. Are you going to add railings on the steps?
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:37 PM
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I like it. Are you going to add railings on the steps?
Eventually I will build a little reverse gable roof over the doorway, I hadn't even thought of railings but that would be a good idea. If I do railing I could just run it from the posts supporting the roof back to the house, I suppose. Also plan to build a pergola over a third of the patio this winter, and a hot tub if I can get one cheap.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:35 PM
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Can we see a pic of the house?. That siding is cool. Patio too!
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:37 PM
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yeah it does look like quite a spread and cool house.
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yeah it does look like quite a spread and cool house.
I might have to move
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:02 PM
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Can we see a pic of the house?. That siding is cool. Patio too!
Thanks! The siding is white pine from when I cleared the lot, milled by my neighbor for a "live edge" reveal, I stained it using the PermaChink system.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:14 AM
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except for the foundation and shingles , it looks like a house from the late 1700-1800's..very nice
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:06 PM
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I see alotta "SLIVERS" around the perimeter of the patio. With a modular paver there is no reason to have SLIVERS.

Perhaps you can return to the job and pull the SLIVERS out?


I'm not really feeling the steps.


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