Ortho's all about patios
Includes instructions on how to: prepare a foundation; build a brick-in-sand patio; build patios of flagstone, concrete, tile, or pavers; build walkways and stairs, decorative stone walls, and retaining walls; and planning lighting; as well as how to care for an older patio.
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