Colored stones set in geometric patterns can bring some exciting benefits to your yard. Patio brick adds more value to your home and provides a beautiful space that you and your family can enjoy.
Paved bricks are flat stones designed to pave areas within a landscape, including driveways, walkways, and patios.
At Prince William Home Improvement, we design brick paved patios that add to the overall beauty of your home while enhancing the functionality of your outdoor space.
Read on to learn more about extending the usable space and providing a welcoming vibe using patio pavers.
Create and Install Intricate Designs Around Your Property
Pavers are available in numerous sizes, colors, and textures, which makes it easy to design outdoor surfaces that enhance the overall aesthetic value of your home. When you invest in a brick patio or other structure designed and installed by qualified professionals, you aren’t just buying an extra structure for your yard. You’re actually expanding on your property, drawing some of the beauty of your home out into your yard.
Some ways our home improvement company can use pavers to add beauty to your yard include but aren’t limited to:
- Working with you to choose colors and textures that complement your existing structure
- Designing patterns that support eye-catching appeal in your front or back yard
- Drawing the attention across the yard to gardens, gazebos or other areas with beautiful walkways that lead off from a patio
- Converting areas of your yard that have not been conducive to landscaping into gorgeous, functional areas
- Installing patios and walkways in oddly shaped spaces that might not be conducive to poured concrete or wood or composite decks
Ideas in Picking your Patio Bricks Pattern Design
The basket weave pattern is laid just as how crafters are weaving actual baskets. The single basket weave pattern makes it appear that strands of brick that may seem to disappear under other bricks that they meet perpendicularly and then become visible again on the other side of the brick. While the double basket weave pattern creates a textured checkerboard look by alternating pairs of bricks.
The stack bond pattern which is also called the jack-on-jack pattern is straightforward wherein bricks are laid in perfectly aligned rows. You will have an orderly and geometric effect.
This is more commonly used in walls than outdoor paving. If you are using it for walls, you would need to mortar the bricks to avoid shifting.
The whole process is more time consuming, however, the stack bond pattern does very well in curves and there is no brick cutting needed.
The running bond pattern is the most common and it involves laying your patio bricks in a linear, side by side and rows are staggered or a one-over-two pattern which is similar to how the classic subway tile looks. This pattern is a great choice for beginners since there is only minimal cutting needed. The cutting needed is also very easy, which are right-angle cuts on the bricks at the edges of the pattern. You can also rotate them by 45 degrees to add a visual interest.
The herringbone pattern resembles fish bones. The bricks are laid in a zigzag pattern at a 45 or 90 degree angle. This is one of the oldest brick laying patterns which was used to pave the streets of the Roman Empire.
The difficulty for this one is considered as medium because it requires precision and has a minimum cutting needed.
Diagonal Basket Weave
Just like the basket weave pattern except that the bricks are laid in a 45 degree angle. This pattern produces diamond patterns instead of squares.
This pattern requires a good bit of precise brick cutting and it does well on curves. The best cutting tool to use should be a diamond blade.
The Spanish bond brick pattern can be considered the hardest pattern since it involves precision and a lot of cutting.
You would need to create a square around a space that is just large enough to accommodate a half brick using four bricks.
Practical and Useful Benefits From a Brick Patio
Brick pavers aren’t just pretty, though. They offer a number of functional benefits for your patio structures.
First, they’re very low maintenance. You’ll never have to stain or paint pavers, and they’re stone or clay, so they weather storms and other elements well. You can pressure wash them or simply spray them off with a hose and let them dry in the sun for a quick refresh before a special event or weekend barbecue.
Brick patios are also extremely durable. Paved bricks hold up for years, and since they aren’t one large piece, they won’t crack like poured concrete often does. Since each brick is its own piece, if there ever is damage to your patio, professionals can easily repair or replace only those pieces.
The textured surface of many pavers also provides some skid-resistant or nonslip traits for your patio, which is why these materials are a favorite among homeowners who need walkways.
Finally, paving bricks is one of the fastest methods for installing a patio, and you don’t have to wait for concrete to dry before you can use your space. That makes this type of patio ideal for anyone who has a big event coming up soon or for active families who don’t want to forgo the use of their outdoor area any longer than necessary.
Whether or not brick paving is the right choice for you depends on the landscape in your yard, your goals in updating your home and how you use your space. Get a landscape design estimate from Prince William Home Improvement today to find out more about pavers and whether they’re the right choice for you.