Since I moved out to the property, I’ve wanted to have a deck in the back of the main house, out the back door.
However, I never moved forward on that project.
This year, at one point Blaze and I were talking about what we wanted to do around the property this summer, what projects we were going to take on. We talked about the deck, but I was still hesitant about it.
He finally suggested that instead of a deck, I build a patio.
DIng! Ding! Ding! Ding!
That was exactly what I needed to hear. I didn’t really want a deck. I wanted a patio.
Blaze and I dug up the grass in the area where the patio was to go. Then I hired a company to do the next parts: dig down the rest of the way, and get the area all smooth and level. Bring in crushed gravel and compact it. Spread out the sand. Then deliver all the bricks.
I took on the project from there, laying out all the bricks, adding the sand, then finishing the edges.
There are lots of pictures under the cut. But it turned out beautifully!