There are big patio projects and small patio projects. This was a big one. The plan for the lakeshore property at the Gillikin house in Talladega, Alabama involved more than 500 sq. ft. of paver patio and sidewalk, plus a large fire pit added to one end, all topped off with sig- nificant landscaping improvements. This installation was built on a sloped lot that emptied into Logan Martin Lake. This meant the site required grading for the patio floor. It also required a lot of earthmoving and trench-digging to handle the water that was draining downhill toward the patio, as well as the water that was draining off the patio toward the shoreline.