Frequently Asked Questions About Patio Construction
If you’re uncertain about patio construction and the process involved with this task, refer to the frequently asked questions found below.
What is an interlocking paver?
This refers to paver products of various shapes and sizes, which are interlocked or fitted together during the installation process. Paver materials can be stone, brick, concrete, or asphalt. The purpose of interlocking paver is to produce a long-lasting, durable, and flexible type of patio or walkway surface. If need be, each separate paver can be removed later on without ruining the patio.
What if my patio or hardscape gets cracked, chipped or damaged?
Since hardscapes, pavers, and patios can get damaged over time from weather and wear, they do call for repairs. Fortunately most cracks, chips, and damage can be repaired with basic materials from a home improvement store. For instance, pavers can be manually pried up, and then replaced, one by one. A professional deck and patio contractor can help you with this as well.
What types of materials are available for the construction of my patio?
When building or installing a patio, you can choose from material options like real stone, stone veneer, plain concrete, brick, stamped or colored concrete, or tiles. However, the cost of each patio material varies, and the durability depends on the material as well. While real stone is the most expensive choice, plain concrete is the least expensive. It is important to consider the use and wear the patio will receive, which will have an impact on the type of material you choose to build the patio with.