Frederick Career House Project – Patios

Student House Project Information Frederick Md The 28th house constructed by Frederick County high school students at the Career and Technology Center (CTC) is well under way.  This house is located at 115 West 13th Street. The Frederick County Student Construction Trades Foundation, Inc. (FCSCTF, Inc.) sponsors the educational project. The FCSCTF, Inc. was formed […]

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Understanding Retaining Walls Frederick Maryland

A Study in Segmental Retaining Walls An in-depth look at segmental retaining walls (SRWs) and what Builders should expect from SRW vendors and subcontractors. By Micheal D. Telleria Builder and Developer Magazine (March 2001 issue) Those who look at a segmental retaining wall and say “that just looks like a bunch of cinder blocks holding the dirt […]

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Patios Frederick Md

Both driveways and patios can be built from a variety of durable materials. A solid base that drains water effectively is a good beginning.  Because driveways and patios often cover significant square footage, they can contribute to runoff problems both on and off the lot. Water that can’t seep back into the ground ends up in […]

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Belgard Pavers Frederick Maryland

Belgard Pavers, on the concept of interlocking pavers, dates back over 2000 years ago to the Roman Empire.  The Romans developed a simple system for building roads, some of the roads are still in use today. The roads were constructed with a well compacted base of lime and gravel, covered with a tight fitting cut […]

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ICPI on Sustainability: Patios and Pavers Frederick Md

ICPI on Sustainability Societal benefits The effects of sustainable building practices on a community include social benefits such as a greater sense of community, increased aesthetics, more educational opportunities, an increase in environmental quality, plus lower long-term costs and energy use. Concrete pavers used in many beautiful municipal projects directly add to community pride. In […]

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My Patios Walkways and Retaining Walls in Frederick Maryland

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What is a Patio in Frederick Md

Here is Wikipedia.com definition of a patio… A patio (from the Spanish: patio meaning ‘back garden’ or ‘backyard’) is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. It may refer to a roofless inner courtyard of the sort found in Spanish-style dwellings or a paved area between a residence […]

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Patio Lighting for your Hardscapes

Well chosen and situated outdoor lighting is essential to all-season enjoyment of your patio, retaining wall, driveway or walkway . It enhances the beauty of your home and landscape therefore increasing its value. When carefully planned and properly installed, outdoor lighting can transform your property at night; turning trees, buildings and other landscape features into […]

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