If your house is in need of some revitalized outdoor space for friends and family a patio can be a simple solution. 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 “pavers” refers to stones made from concrete. There are also pavers that come from clay brick or natural stone. Pavers are generally small pieces of different sizes of stone that get installed in various colors, textures and patterns. When installed the pieces interlock to create a flexible and strong pavement system. There are many joints in an interlocking concrete pavement once installed. Because of this, pavers themselves are very strong and not prone to cracking or breaking. Most pavers are 3 to 4 times stronger than even the concrete foundation of the home. Many of the manufacturers of these paving stones offer a lifetime warranty.
The next thing to take into account is the regional location of your patio. When weather cycles change the ground below your patio. Expanding and contracting of the ground below can cause havoc on wood or concrete patios. Because of the natural seams that are in place from the layout of pavers these types of issues do not affect a pavers 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. Sweeping or blowing off any debris is the extent of most maintenance for a paver patio. If stains occur they can normally be cleaned with soap and water. There are also 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 can be the next step to revitalizing your backyard. Contact Grandview Landscape and irrigation today for and estimate on your backyard upgrade!