If your house is in need of some revitalized outdoor space for friends and family, a patio/outdoor living area/outdoor kitchen, is the solution.
Paver patios vs. concrete
In the midwest wood decks or enclosures can cause issues with durability over time. There are many routes to take to create your patio but the best possible decision is to use paver patios.
The term “paver” refers to stone made from concrete. Pavers are different sizes of stone that get installed in various colors, textures and patterns. GrandView uses primarily Unilock and Belgard pavers. When installed the pieces interlock to create a strong pavement system. Because of this, pavers themselves are very strong and not prone to cracking or breaking. Most pavers are 3 to 4 times stronger than concrete. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty.
The next thing to take into account is the regional location of your patio. When the ground below your patio freezes, expanding and contracting of the ground will cause havoc on wood or concrete patios. Because of the layout of pavers, these types of issues do not affect a paver patio.
Repairs on or under a paver patio are seamless and easy to perform. When repairing a concrete patio you might end up replacing the entire concrete slab for small cracks and imperfections.
There are several cleaners available for food, oil, grease and rust stains if they occur. Protective sealers make maintenance easier because they protect from environmental wear and tear. Depending on which sealer is used, some may need to be reapplied occasionally. They come in various finishes from completely invisible to a wet look film forming sealant. Patio pavers and an outdoor kitchen can be the next step to revitalizing your backyard.
outdoor living structures
Along with pavers, sitting walls provide functionality to the area by providing seating space. A fire pit or fire place will use wood or gas. Depending on how much you use the living space, a grill structure and counter top can be built with stainless steel grills inset into the structure with stainless steel double or single doors which gives access to store supplies within the structure. A overhead structure can give aesthetic value (covered or open). To finish everything off, we will add low voltage LED lighting throughout the structure. This gives just enough light to set the mood and just enough light.
Contact Grandview Landscape and irrigation today for and estimate on your backyard upgrade!