Looking to purchase one of those $300-$500 gazebos, something like this:http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors/h_d1/N...catalogId=10053
But not necessarily that particular one - we're still shopping around.
I'd like to have this on my patio (smaller, standard brick-size blocks) and am wondering what the best way to secure it to the ground would be. The patio is larger than the gazebo will be.
I was thinking of pulling up a few patio bricks and pouring in a bit of cement, and bolting to the cement, but looking at the reviews (and the products themselves) I can't see this holding up more than a few years. With the various designs, I'm afraid in the future when I replace it that the posts might not match up to the same locations and not match up with the cement I poured.
I also thought about drilling right down into the patio blocks, but I'm not sure if they would be strong enough to hold the gazebo against the wind and perhaps the bricks might crack.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has had any creative ideas. What's the easiest way to secure these, accounting for the fact that might have to replace the whole thing in 3 years?
Any suggestions welcome!