A nicely built patio is one of the greatest additions to your home. It offers an awesome entertainment place for your friends and family, and it improves the overall appeal of your home. If your home lacks a beautiful patio, it’s time you took action. Build that perfect patio you’ve always dreamed about!
While an ambitious project like this will definitely take time, effort and money, the results will be a worthy investment that can give you a lifetime of memories, and raise the ultimate sale price of your home if you decide to sell. Here are some valuable tips on how to build a perfect patio for homeowners who want to take the backyard of their homes to the next level.
Building the Perfect Patio
1. Examine the Area
First, examine the area in which you want to build your patio. Determine the overall size you want the patio to cover, for instance. This will help you focus your thinking on the kind of patio to build.
2. Choose the Material You Will Use
Before you can start your patio installation project, it’s important that you first choose the material you are going to use, which will play a great role in establishing the style of your patio as well as the cost. There are quite a number of materials from which to choose. Here are some popular options:
The best thing about concrete is that if you choose to do precast module slabs, it’s DIY-friendly. Concrete patios can be made to be smooth or can be textured or patterned to resemble a patio that has been made out of stone or brick. Concrete, however, does not weather as well as bricks or pavers (see below.)
Gravel is inexpensive and easy to install. This material suits homeowners who are operating under a tight budget. Most importantly, gravel gives an informal touch to your patio and adds versatility to a more complicated backyard. It comes in a wide array of colors including black, white, yellow, red and brown. Most people use gravel only in specific spots, or as walkways, however. Plus, keeping the gravel area clean and attractive is a lot of work over time.
Bricks and Pavers
These materials are perfect when you want to give your patio the ultimate high-quality look and most durability. Both materials have a wide range of colors you can choose from. The best thing about these materials is that you are able to come up with a myriad of patterns to perfectly suit your tastes, and complement your home. Plus, maintenance is quite manageable.
3. Fix Your Paving Material
Dig at least ten inches deep into the ground and place the material you choose for your project. Make sure that you slope your patio by 25 inches for every 12 inches of the land area. This helps in preventing water pooling and stagnation. While placing your material, make sure that you do it one inch deep. (When contemplating just how much work this is to get it right, consider how experienced Viking Pavers is at fitting a well-built patio perfectly into the space you have.)
4. Add Furniture to Your Patio
After successfully building your patio, you now shift to choosing the type of furniture and additional décor to place on your patio. Make sure the type of furniture you choose to place can adapt to the changing weather so that they last a long time.
Contact Viking Pavers in the Bay Area for Patio Installation
Building a perfect patio is a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your home and create a space for you and your family to enjoy. At Viking Pavers in the Bay Area, we will design the patio that best fits your space and complements your home beautifully. And working with us often has a comparable cost to trying to do it yourself, so why bother with DIY? Contact us by visiting our website here or call us at (800) 941-1014 for any of your patio installation project.