Sealing paving stones: 4 methods

Paving stones are often found on paths, terraces or in the driveway. But even these durable materials suffer from dirt and water. We explain various methods of effectively sealing the paving stones. Seal or impregnate paving stones? Although colloquial speech often speaks of sealing the paving stones , there are two completely different approaches to protecting the surfaces of…

Sanding and painting balcony railings: How to

Over time, a balcony railing will need to be repainted to maintain its protective function. For that you need to sand it down first. Find out how to fix it in this guide. Materials needed When renovating a balcony railing, the materials selected are essential to bring it back into shape. Most railings are made of either wood or metal. Therefore…

Adjust the contact pressure for balcony and patio doors

If you have to adjust the contact pressure on a balcony door or patio door, it can seem complicated at first. However, it’s easy with the guide below. pressure explained The contact pressure provides information about how tightly a door closes. The value of the pressure is crucial for various effects. For example: Escaping heat or conditioned, cool…

Terrace construction in detail: the subsoil

With a little skill, the right materials and craftsmanship, you can build a terrace in the garden yourself. The substructure, the foundation, is always important. Here are some tips for constructing a terrace. Solid substructure necessary Regardless of whether paving stones or slabs are used for a terrace construction, a solid foundation is always necessary. Without the appropriate…

Balcony furniture for small balconies: 26 ideas

Nice weather lures many people outside onto the balcony. But not everyone has a lot of space there. Here we show you which balcony furniture you can use to transform a small balcony into an oasis of well-being. Selection criteria for balcony furniture Before you start looking for suitable balcony furniture, you should determine which function your…

Lichens on stones: 4 ideas to remove them permanently

Anyone who has ever tried to permanently remove lichen from their stones will know the next day what they did. It takes a lot of effort and, above all, muscle strength to drive the fungus out of the garden. Annoyingly, the strenuous scrubbing often only removes the visible layer of the fungus. However, the spores of the fungus…

Plant pallets: 8 tips for the flower wall

Planted pallets are very popular as a privacy screen, patio boundary or on a house wall. The following article explains how to do it yourself and which plants are particularly suitable for a flower wall. Plant pallets When we talk about pallet planting, we are talking about vertical installation. Of course, horizontal planting would also be possible,…

Creating a gravel terrace: substructure + advantages and disadvantages

Creating a gravel terrace has numerous advantages, but it is not without its disadvantages. However, the advantages can be increased by the correct substructure. substructure the excavation of the upper layers of the earth the solidification of the earth if necessary, introduction of a frame Filling in crushed stone and gravel Filling with concrete Application of…

What to grout patio slabs with? | 5 materials

Grouting the terrace slabs guarantees a high-quality impression and extends the durability of the floor covering. However, different jointing materials are suitable for grouting the panels in an appealing way. Popular materials The wider the joints, the coarser the joint material can be. Careful insertion ensures an attractive appearance. Below you will find various materials that are suitable…