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Using a sharp spade remove the sod and soil at the patio location. Excavate a 5-inch-deep base plus the thickness of the flagstone, brick, or paver. Using a wheelbarrow, transport the excess soil to a low spot in the yard, low spot along a foundation, or to a compost pile.
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Make sure to level each one. It is your choice to go as low as the ground, or as high as is comfortable. If you are making this deck attached to a patio, the attachment boards should be ½" lower than the doorway.
Mark each corner of the patio 6 inches in from each edge. This will be the location for the posts to your roof. Set the post base connectors on the patio in these spots, and make sure they are aligned square with the edges of the patio.
Measure and cut four pieces of 2x6 lumber to a length of each of the sides of the finished patio covering plus 4 inches. Place the four pieces together in a rectangle to form the frame for the porch covering.