Any home will benefit greatly from a modern paver patio built in the backyard. Most people dream of having a beautifully landscaped and hardscaped place where they can relax and barbecue in the evenings. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do without a patio. When it comes to choosing a material for your new patio, there is only one choice that is both cost-effective and attractive. To learn more about the Riverview we buy houses
Pavers come in a variety of textures and colours for homeowners to choose from. Furthermore, they are much more resistant to settling and freeze-thaw splitting than poured concrete slabs. Since each paver is its own miniature slab, they do not break like their concrete slab equivalents. Since a concrete slab is longer and broader than it is tall, it becomes more porous as it grows in size. Pavers are thin, individual bricks that are just as long or large as they are dense. As a result, pavers are much more durable, dense, and able to handle greater loads than concrete slabs. Since pavers interlock, they will flex during freeze-thaw cycles. Concrete slabs, on the other side, are unable to bend and thus break.
When planning a new paver patio, keep the following factors in mind: scale, form, place, and elevation. Your backyard should be relatively flat, partly shaded, and wide enough to host a patio in the ideal situation. In order to excavate the field to be paved and carry in base material and pavers, your paving contractor would require access. The majority of patios are constructed with four inches of foundation stone, sand, and pavers. Estimate an extra six or seven inches below the height of the patio surface to get an understanding of how far the excavation would need to go. To adequately build a concrete foundation for the pavers to be placed on, a compact, two hundred square foot patio will need seven thousand pounds of base material and a thousand pounds of sand. The best base material is recycled concrete, which varies by area.
If you already have a concrete patio, you can conveniently cover it with small one-inch pavers. If you choose to extend an established patio by laying pavers on top of and outside of the concrete, dense two to three eighths inch pavers can be used all over. This way, there would be no colour or hue difference between thick and thin pavers made at different periods, but only a uniform field made of the same content. If you’d like more information or a free estimate on a fresh or remodelled patio, please contact us.