Installing A Concrete Paver Patio

An excellent piece to add to your backyard is a patio. It’s a great place to entertain friends and family, or you can just use it to relax in your own home and enjoy a ‘staycation.’ Whatever the reason to install the patio, picking the best material for your installation is very important. One great option is using patio pavers for your new project. Concrete pavers afford many advantages over other materials.

One reason to use these pavers for your patio is their strength and durability. You will not have to do much maintenance to maintain the patio, nor will you have to repair it often. The whole project will last many decades, as long as it is installed properly. Granted, the price for this kind of project can be more expensive than other options, particularly because each brick must be installed by hand, but nonetheless the value is solid, as you can even increase the property value of your home when these pavers are installed.

Making a concrete paver patio.

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There are a few things to keep in mind when installing a concrete paver patio. First, you need to make sure whoever installs it, you or a contractor, does an excellent job on the sub-base. A paver installation will only go so far and be as good as the base underneath. You should also consider the grade of the patio – you want to make sure that the patio is pitched away from the house or any other sensitive areas so that water doesn’t flood something you don’t want it to. Third, keep in mind that there are a ton of colors, styles, and shapes that you can arrange into many different designs and patterns. You will be sure to find something that will fit within the style or theme of your house and landscape, so always consult with a designer or a contractor to maximize your options.

The price of your concrete patio will depend on a number of factors. First, if you can do the labor yourself, you will drastically lower the total costs, as you will only have to pay for materials. However, you’ll have to use your own time, and if you aren’t skill in installation, you may regret doing it yourself. For most homeowners, hiring a contractor is the best option. Other factors include geography, design, and brand of pavers. Overall, most patios will cost in the neighborhood of $10 to $15 per square foot.