Estimated cost: $15 to $30 and up per square foot installed; $6 to $11 per square foot DIY
Pro or DIY? Most people will want to hire a pro for this — decks attached to the house may require permits. That said, a small, simple wood
want to hire a pro for this — decks attached to the house may require permits. That said, a small, simple wood deck isn't out of reach for an experienced do-it-yourselfer.
Process snapshot: A ledger is installed to connect the deck to the house. Beams and joists are set on concrete piers, and decking is
or DIY? Hire a pro. Concrete sets very quickly, so it is extremely unforgiving. Unless you already have experience working with concrete, it's probably best to leave this job to the experts.
First, the area for your concrete patio must be dug out and leveled. Next, barriers are put in place that will determine