Planning your new outdoor space comes with many decisions to make. Where should you place new patios or walkways? What size and shape should they be? What materials should you use to build them? It can be hard to choose. Picking the right material for your patio or walkway is important, to help you decide, we put together a quick and easy guide so you can make an informed decision that you feel confident about. Below we will discuss common materials homeowners use to make their patios and walkways. These include brick, stone. As you learn more about the materials, you will be able to decide which one will work best for your outdoor living area.
Stone: Costly But Longer Lasting
Stone provides a natural look and feel which is why it appeals to homeowners. However, stone is often the most expensive option as it requires custom stonework and therefore more labor during the install. Pieces of stone do not come pre-cut, so they have to be positioned at the site to create a solid patio. A few natural stone options you can choose from include limestone, flagstone, bluestone, granite, and more. When properly maintained, stone patios will last a lifetime as they are made with material that is durable and can hold up to the elements.
Pavers: Versatile And Easy To Install
Concrete pavers offer the versatility homeowners want. They come in several colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns so you can get a truly custom patio or walkway. Pavers were created to be interlocking making them easier to install once the prep work is complete. In the event that a paver becomes cracked or broken, contractors can replace that paver with ease, keeping your outdoor space looking as good as new.
Maintaining pacers isn’t hard either. They do need to be cleaned and resealed every 3 to 5 years to help protect them from the elements and keep them looking nice as the years pass. With routine care, paver patios and walkways can last for 50 years or more.
Another perk of pavers is price. Concrete pavers are the most affordable option to create a patio or walkway in your outdoor area.
Bricks: Classic Lasting Look
Another popular choice for custom patios and walkways is clay brick pavers. They offer a timeless look and have been used for centuries for architectural purposes. However, they are expensive, but they do not need to be maintained as often and typically can withstand the elements better than concrete pavers. Clay bricks are more of an eco-friendly choice as they are made of natural materials and will break down with time– don’t worry, it takes many, many years to notice.
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About Presentable Landscape
Presentable Landscape provides many landscaping services to our customers in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.
- Clean ups
- Pruning / Trimming
- Paver Patios
- Retaining Walls
- Leaf Removal
- Gutter Cleaning