Jul 20, 2011

Patio Building: Weed Blocking Fabric

Once everything was dug out and compacted, we put down a layer of water-permeable weed blocking fabric.  We purchased the higher grade contractor quality fabric - it’s a little more expensive, but it was worth it to know this was being done right.   We secured it in place with ground staples (weirdly marked “crampons” at Home Depot) and a hammer.

Even though the patio is 300 square feet, we bought 400 square feet of fabric and barely had enough because it requires a 6-12 inch overlap between rows.  Putting the fabric down is easy, but definitely a two person job on a breezy day so that the fabric doesn’t blow away before one tacks it down.

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