In Howard County, homeowners love to spend as much time outside as possible. One way to spend more time outside this spring is to have a brand new patio built. So if you’ve wanted to get a new patio, then take advantage of the patio installation services provided by Rhine Landscaping. Once your patio has been built, you can continue to customize it with retaining walls. Let’s find out how.
Raising Your Patio
Once you know where you want your Howard County patio to be raised, you’ll need to arrange it correctly. Use some string or paint to mark the area in question. To get around bends and turns, you could use a common garden hose. But when you run into some of the plants and soil around your patio, you will want to move them out of the way. They can’t make much of a positive difference for your project, so it’s best just to shift them. Dig a trench into the ground that is 24 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Also, don’t forget to add an extra inch for every inch of the wall height you want to reach. Compact the base trench as much and the base of the patio itself. Doing this will help stabilize your foundation after our patio installation services have brought you a patio you will love.
Preparing Your Base
That said, there’s still more to do. Add some wall rock to the base trench. Make sure the trench is compacted as much as you can manage. Make sure the blocks at the bottom will be level enough to properly distribute and support the weight. There’s space between the wall rock and the edge of your patio, so you’ll need some backfill for it. Get rid of any material around the base that you think is excessive. Make sure everything is level and that nothing can touch the retaining wall or interfere with its stability. Now that the base is prepared it’s time to move onto what happens next.
As soon as the raised patio reaches a height you are satisfied with, it’s time look forward to the next step. That next step involves the type of flooring you’d like to use. You can use concrete, brick, natural stone, and patio pavers, for example. It all depends on the aesthetic goal you want to achieve. Sometimes you might need capstones on your patio.
And no matter how high your patio is raised, it needs to be able to drain off water from its surface. For instance, a driveway needs a slope of only 2%, but for a patio, you will need 1%. That way, you can remain comfortable without worrying about all the rain that falls during April in Howard County.
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Rhine Landscaping has built a reputation for excellence in Baltimore, Maryland, and its surrounding areas and would be happy to take on your project. Contact Rhine Landscaping today to get the best help with landscaping service and patio installation services. Call 410-442-2445.