3. Select Materials
The materials you choose will depend on the look you want to create for your backyard. First, select the patio base materials.
Traditional base material includes concrete or compacted gravel base. You need to consider the cost, maintenance, aesthetic and functionality factors. Some materials are plain, while others have a decorative flat surface.
After choosing the patio base, you can select your patio pavers’ materials. Choose from solid or mottled stone patio materials and ask for various patterns to be laid into your new paver patio to increase visual interest in your backyard.
Prince William Home Improvement uses EP Henry products for patios; they have a wide range of paver patio products that comes in different sizes, shapes and colors. EP Henry products include concrete pavers and stone that create a natural-looking peaceful environment in your backyard. The smooth stone surface is rigid yet flexible, perfect for patio pavers. The joints installed between the pavers allow the patio surface to move without cracking, and it also requires less digging to “unzip” them for access to utilities or to make minor repairs. Plus, the spacing between pavers ensures stones can expand and contract with outdoor temperature changes, so your patio pavers won’t give way to unsightly and potentially dangerous cracks.
Other materials that may be needed during patio installation include excess sand, sod cutter, garden hose, plate compactor and more. A professional patio installation company can provide some materials to help build your paver patio.
4. Tackle Legal Issues
Before beginning to build or install your pavers patio, check with your state, county or city offices for what permits may be necessary for constructing a patio. There may be building code requirements and forms you must fill out to get approval from the right people.
If you live in an area with a homeowner’s association, ensure your deck plans don’t conflict with established rules. One way to reduce the legal and code hassles of installing a patio is to work with a professional patio provider such as PWHI.