Patio & Pergola. Friday , April 28th , 2017 - 17:59:32 PM
Finally, after laying out a 1 inch conduit pipe on both edges, fill the area with paver base and by means of the pipes as a guide begin the screeding (or leveling) process using a long board. The conduits will later be removed and the trenches left behind filled in with sand.
Although I've seen it done, I don't think you want to be carrying trays of drinks down several steps. One step down to the patio, and another step or two from the patio to the backyard, is acceptable. Any more than that, and you should build a deck, or build a platform under the patio, because you will then have the ability to adjust the height of the deck or patio to the conditions.
After the weather-proofing issue, the next major problem is the gap around the pet flap door. Homeowners in windy areas notice a blowing pet door in harsh weather and may want to look into weighting the bottom of the door.
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