How to Build a Pergola on a Concrete Patio

Fabricate a plant canvassed pergola in your lawn to conceal a stone porch or wood deck utilizing wood pillars and cross-section set on precast, traditional style segments. The dappled daylight made by the overhead latticework makes a cool, loosening up climate ideal for terrace engaging – like remaining in the shade of a tree on a sweltering summer day.

What resembles the hardest piece of this pergola plan’s venture is really the most straightforward—the elegant, strong-looking segments. They’re not wood at everything except rather an open center composite material with tremendous underlying strength and sturdiness.

What You’ll Need



Cordless Drill

Safety Glasses

4-in-1 Screwdriver

Step 1: Choose the Right Location

Since this DIY pergola project is made to stand free of the house, you can either find it directly close to your home as we did or let it remain solitary in the nursery. Likewise, you can consider utilizing wood chips or rock as a story or even pour a substantial chunk under. By keeping it unattached (around 4 in. from the overhang), you don’t need to manage to move existing drains or coordinating with the roof. You likewise don’t need to screw with ice footings (in colder environments). Notwithstanding, in any case, that you have dirt soil, it’s ideal for burrowing to ice profundity (if more noteworthy than 24 in.) for your footings to forestall ice hurl.

How to Build a Pergola on a Concrete Patio

Step 2: Know Exact Pergola Plans

Before you burrow any openings, call your neighborhood utilities or 411 to check any covered link or gas lines. When you’re certain there are no covered utilities nearby, burrow your openings with a hand-held posthole digger or lease a force drill. You’ll likewise require a digging tool to augment the opening. Burrow until it’s something like 24 in. profound.

Step 3: Measure Your Soffits

On the off chance that pergola plans incorporate structure near the house, first measure the projection of your roof. Keep the focal point of the posts closest to the house something like 7 in. farther from the house than this estimation to precisely situate the segment habitats close but not very near the house. Drive far off stakes an equivalent separation from the house, joining a string to help stamp and adjust the external post areas. To keep the posts in arrangement, stake your post areas utilizing distant stakes with a string. With the stakes driven past the workspace, you’ll have the option to fix the string while you burrow and afterward reattach it later to check for arrangement.

Step 4: Set Your Posts in Concrete

As you burrow your openings, put the dirt in a handcart and discover a spot to move it away from your site. Save any rock or sand to reinstall pavers. You might have to move a post marginally and move one post close to the house to make a passage along with the means.

Reconnect your design string to ensure the openings are adjusted. Cut your shaping cylinders and supplement them into the openings. Level the highest points of the shaping cylinders until they’re flush with the deck surface. On the off chance that you blend the substantial on location, you’ll need around five packs of Quikrete or Sakrete substantial blend per opening for an aggregate of 30 sacks. (That is sufficient to have your home community or lumberyard convey it to the site. In the event that you require a prepared blended conveyance, request 1/2 cubic yard.) Add your 60-in. posts and pour concrete in them.

Step 5: Cut the Pergola Columns

To ensure you cut the base, flip the segments end for end, slip them over the posts and imprint the bottoms of every section for managing—and number them also. Join a story shaft to the house to build up a reference point.

Step 6: Mark the Posts for Cutting

A great many people would need the top of the DIY pergola to line up with the belt of the house for a custom, liquid look. To keep the top of the pergola even and level across the entire outdoors, you’ll need to cut each post precisely. Append a level to a straight 2×4 and imprint the lower part of each post level with your tallness detriment for the house. Measure down 10-1/2 in. from the highest point of your sash board for the cutoff tallness of your sections (95 in. for our own). Keep in mind, and there’s as yet 10-1/4 in. extra tallness going onto the highest points of the posts.

Step 7: Cut Posts with a Jigsaw

Move your imprint totally around the post utilizing a mix square that is set from the lower part of the post. Cut the post with a 10-teeth-per-inch wood cutting edge in your jigsaw. You’ll require a new cutting edge for each post you cut. The jigsaw is considered to be significantly more secure, calmer, and less dusty than a roundabout saw. This composite polymer is just around 1/2 in. thick yet really hard, so hope to gobble up another cutting edge on every section.

Step 8: Install Wood Plugs

Cut 5-1/2 in. round treated wood attachments to fit within your sections. Paste and screw together a couple for every segment top, then, at that point, stick the plugs flush into the highest point of every section. Secure the fittings to the sections with 2-in. deck screws.

Step 9: Attach the Columns to the Posts

Carefully slip every segment over its post. Tie a level close to the foundation of every segment (the section starts to tighten somewhat after 32 in. from the base) and screw into the wood underneath. Predrill and subset eight screw openings in the sides of the sections: four 6 in. from the base, and four 30 in. from the base. Utilize 3-in. No. 12 outside wood screws to secure the segments to the wood posts. Plumb the segment as you screw it to the post. You’ll see some play between the post and segment. Contradicting screws will fix the whole gathering.

Our Final Thoughts

Then, slip the shaped base over the highest point of the section and afterward slip the capital on. It’s best not to secure these set up until the undertaking is almost finished. Calculated the length of the front and back 2×10 bars (E) by measuring them and making them 3 in. not exactly the outside of the section tops, slice them to length, and walk them up the stepping stool. If you follow these steps carefully, you should be on your way to building the best pergola on your patio.