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Posts Tagged 'concrete-patio'

How can I install ceramic tile over exterior concrete?

We have a concrete patio in our back yard that we would like to cover with ceramic tiles. How can I attach the tiles to the existing concrete patio? Can I use regular grout to to fill the gaps in the tile?

Composite wood deck vs. concrete patio

We have a backyard that collects water from surrounding yards and slopes very gently down toward our slab foundation. The grass is constantly wet and we realize the need for French drains to help alleviate this issue. There is also a step down from our house into the backyard - something that always annoys me. My husband and I can not decide whether to install a patio of concrete pavers or a composite wood deck directly off the sliding door to the yard. Any ideas?

How Do I Create Proper Drainage for a Concrete Patio?

I am not sure what a water snake is, but it sounds interesting. Unfortunately there is no easy fix for a slab of concrete that doesn't drain properly. You could try cutting a drain into the patio where the water is pooling, but by the time you cut the slab

Stamped Concrete Patio Gone Wrong

I had a 400 sq ft stamped concrete patio installed at my house a couple weeks ago. I'm already getting some spalling, many chips all over and some flakes where the color has faded/flaked off. The felt paper between the patio and the house looks terrible and almost rotten and the steps are not straight nor level. Besides sloppy craftmanship could something have been wrong with the mix? I'm not sure if the contractor needs to tear it out or fix just the obvious problems. Thanks in advance!