In the film Field of Dreams Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner hears a strange whisper that says “If you build it, they will come.”
Hey thanks stranger and your disembodied voice, but what am I supposed to build?
A statue of Gord Downey?
If you live in Burlington,Ontario then you already know the answer, and it isn’t a cornfield. It’s a patio.
Canadians love patios. It doesn’t matter what city or province you live in, we have a universal love of our patios, and we take a huge amount of pride in them.
Our patios are an extension of our homes that tend to only get used and enjoyed in the string and summer. That is probably what makes them so special to us. When springtime arrives, and we thaw ourselves out, we are able to go outside after months of being stuck indoors like stacked cord wood, we can finally get outside with our friends and family and enjoy the warmth of the sun with a cold drink and bbq.
Most homeowners who are planning a new patio, or who are tearing out an old one and replacing it tend to do it as soon as spring arrives. You can always hear the saws and hammers on the first nice day of spring as homeowners everywhere waste zero time getting to work on their patio. We only have a couple of months to enjoy them, so we want them done right away.
Building a patio is a great way to open up the living space of your home, and increase your property value. Additionally, even if you are doing it as a DIY project, they aren’t terribly difficult to execute if you have some previous construction skills. You can find full scale plans online with detailed lists of all the tools and materials you will need to buy or rent, and step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the process. You will just need a weekend with good weather, a few buddies who know how to swing a hammer, use a skill saw, an auger and can pour some concrete. Sounds easy enough right?
One thing that is frequently overlooked is the amount of unwanted material and debris from a patio project, especially if you are tearing down an existing one and replacing it.
Construction and home renovation experts always put dumpster bins at the top of their to-do list because they allow their workers to do their jobs in a clean, uncluttered and safe workplace. This greatly helps the job run more smoothly, and for it to be completed on time.
One of the most common things we hear from even seasoned DIYers is they underestimated how much debris and material is created by a patio project. For first timers, it always greatly exceeds their expectations. We suggest that when you are in the planning stages of your patio project this season, you contact us with details about your project and we will help you choose from one of our 4 bin sizes which you can then order online. We schedule deliveries and pickups, so we can drop it off and remove it at a time that is most convenient for you. This will help your project run as seamlessly as possible, and be completed on budget so you can get to what is important, enjoying your new space with your buddies and family who helped you build it.