Brick Patio

How To : Repair a brick patio with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a brick patio. Steps: 1 Use a flat bar to pry all the full-size bricks from the sunken area of the patio. 2 Number each cut brick removed from the edge of the patio using a crayon. 3 Dig out sodden clay or soft mud f ...more

How To : Lay a brick patio or walkway

The durability and aesthetic characteristics of brick patios and walkways make for the foundation of great spaces around your home. While installing brick walks and patios is not a difficult task, it may be rather time consuming depending on the size of the patio or walkway. W ...more

How To : Clean a brick patio

Tim Carter shows you how to use oxygenated bleach to make quick work of brick cleaning projects and other patio cleaning jobs, such as cleaning flagstone, concrete or brick pavers. This provides excellent video instructions.

How To : Install patio doors in a brick wall

If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick ...more

How To : Learn the basics of a pressure washer

Pressure washers are a great way to clean a brick patio - if you do it right! The pressure washer can harm the surface you are cleaning or even yourself. The basic operation of the pressure washer is to take the low pressure from you garden hose and increase the pressure with ...more

How To : Pick a paving pattern for bricks

If you're putting out a new brick driveway or patio, watch this how-to video. There are a few pattern options available: stretcher, herringbone, basketweave, and stretcher with a header. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to pick a pavement pattern for a ...more

How To : Build your own backyard patio

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a backyard patio. First, determine the location keeping in mind other buildings and landscape features. There should be a retaining wall around the patio so measure out all the different dimensions. Position a cap block at the highest ce ...more

How To : Get rid of weeds in the patio

In our yards where we have brick, stone or pebbles, even mulched areas weeds are constantly growing, creating a nuisance. A weed killer is often used but the results are temporary. This season there are some new products available, these products kill weeds for one whole seaso ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall for your home

To create a retaining wall all you need to do is follow these simple steps. To begin you will need to get many interlocking wall blocks and either sand or concrete. The first step is to plot and measure the retaining wall's size and shape. Use your measurements to figure out t ...more

How To : Clean and seal a concrete patio

This is a video clip about "How to Seal a Concrete Patio " by Danny Lipford. This video depicts how to seal concrete by using mortar and cement. It will be sealed for more than 30 days. Use red bricks to seal it and wash it with concrete and masonry waterproof. Always make sur ...more

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