Decks & Patios for DummiesBook - 1998
Decks and Patios for Dummies contains everything you need to know to design and build your dream deck or patio. Full of practical tips and clear, simple instructions, it shows the do-it-yourselfer how to solve problems in design and construction while avoiding pitfalls and unnecessary expenses. You'll find useful information on:Choosing the location Sizing Choosing materials Preparing the site Building Adding barbeques, fireplaces, etc. Maintenance
This is a start-to-finish guide on all aspects of deck and patio construction - including when you should seek help from the professionals! Designed to make the most of your budget, it walks you through:Dealing with contractors, codes, and feasibility The building checklist Lighting, outlets, faucets, and other add-ons Decks - from frames to finishes Patios: concrete, flagstone, or brick? Steps, stairs, and benches Special details and decorations
Whether your project is a patio just big enough for two chaises-lounges or a screened-in, wraparound deck on the side of a mountain, Decks and Patios for Dummies makes building understandable and fun with illustrations, diagrams, helpful sidebars, and a color insert of photos to stir the imagination. Take advantage of this comprehensive guide and build your dream deck today.