Whether you’re looking for an eye-catching patio or a durable driveway, you can’t beat the combination of stunning high-quality pavers, installed by skilled and experienced experts. From concrete pavers to natural stone, there’s a wealth of choice, so you can have the paving of your dreams. our team will take care of everything. We can help you with the design process and guide you in picking the perfect pavers. We’ll lay thorough groundwork to ensure maximum longevity and ease of maintenance, and we pay attention to every last detail, ensuring a flawless end result. Over the years we have served thousands of customers and built up a reputation we are incredibly proud of. A reputation for creating eye-catching, long-lasting patios, paths, and driveways.
START WITH A FREE QUOTE
The perfect solution if you are looking for a customized hardscape design option that adds tons of curb appeal, is much stronger and more durable than traditional wood decking and is virtually maintenance free.
Picking out the perfect patio pavers for your outdoor living space and hardscape may at first seem like an easy task, but with so many options available to you, it really is something you need to put quite a bit of thought into. Your choice of pavers will hugely impact both the functionality and the visual appeal of your exterior space. In addition, your choice of patio pavers can also determine the complexity of the installation and the level of maintenance required. To guide you in your journey to the perfect patio, we will explore all these factors in detail, providing expert advice on how best to enhance your outdoor oasis with beautiful interlocking pavers.
When it comes to choosing pavers for your outdoor patio space, homeowners have a lot of options. Concrete pavers are a popular choice as they’re very hard-wearing, making them ideal driveway pavers. Natural stone pavers provide a timeless and elegant look that adds a touch of luxury to your patio, or opt for brick pavers, the perfect blend of durability and classic charm.
So how do you choose? There is no one answer to this! While of course you’ll want high-quality pavers for the best performance, looks, and longevity, picking out the pavers that will give your outdoor living space the most curb appeal is all going to come down to having an eye for design, and what best complements your home’s architectural style.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular paver options and their unique features…
Concrete pavers are a versatile and durable option for your outdoor living space. Whether you're looking to create a patio, walkway, or driveway, concrete pavers offer endless design possibilities for homeowners to enhance the beauty of their outdoor areas.
With their strength and longevity, concrete pavers provide a reliable solution for high-traffic areas. An interlocking system ensures stability and prevents shifting over time, making them an excellent choice for driveway pavers, ensuring continued smooth accessibility to your property. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance paving solution that also represents great value, then concrete is a sound choice.
Natural Stone Pavers
Natural stone pavers offer a timeless elegance that will never go out of fashion and will always look high-end. You’ll find a wealth of options when it comes to natural stone pavers, giving you plenty of ways to create your own personalized outdoor living space. Whether you prefer a classic look with large, imposing flagstones, a modern, sophisticated design of bluestone, or a quirky cobblestone feature, natural stone pavers are sure to elevate the overall appeal of any patio. In addition, natural stone pavers provide excellent traction, are resistant to cracking and won’t fade over time. Natural stone is also an excellent choice for stepping stones, for attractive access across lawn areas.
Brick pavers are a fine choice for walkways or for a sophisticated pool deck area. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, brick pavers are also incredibly sturdy. They’re specifically designed for durability, so these pavers can withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions without losing their charm. With various colors and patterns available, you can easily customize your outdoor space with brick pavers to create a unique and inviting atmosphere. Brick pavers are a great choice for areas where you need an even surface, such as a base for a fire pit, or the floor of a pagoda.
Durability and Longevity
Looks are important, but functionality is key to a stress-free patio. Make the right choice now, and you can avoid the frustration of having to replace your pavers down the line. It’s important to:
- Choose patio pavers that are made from high-quality materials, such as Belgard pavers, to ensure their durability and longevity.
- Opt for pavers that are resistant to weathering, fading, and cracking.
- Look for pavers with a long lifespan to minimize the need for frequent replacements.
- Select pavers that have the best warranty. A good warranty will go a long way if there are any issues in the future.
Style and Design
So you know, as with any home improvement, you need pavers that are practical, but these pavers are going to be a feature of your outdoor living space for many years to come, so you’ll also want a design that looks great, and makes you smile whenever you look at it. Have fun, experiment with ideas and explore options of colors and materials to achieve the perfect aesthetic to suit your personality and to look amazing in your home.
Here are some key points to keep in mind:
- Material options: Consider various materials such as concrete, natural stone, or brick. Which will most complement your overall design idea?
- Pattern choices: Explore different patterns such as herringbone or basket weave to add visual interest and create a unique look.
- Color selection: Will you opt for colors that harmonize with the surrounding landscape and blend well with your existing home's exterior, or would you prefer contrasting tones that stand out and make a statement?
Ultimately, the choice is yours, but of course, if you need any help in making the perfect selection, then our talented team here at Vision Turf and Pavers is on hand to help. Not only do we have highly skilled installers, but we can also help you pick out the perfect pavers for any location, so do ask if you need help with your design or require further information regarding any type of pavers. Our experts really do love to share their knowledge and experience!
1.Climate and Weather Conditions
Climate and weather conditions play a crucial role when it comes to selecting the right patio pavers. You’ll need to choose materials that can withstand your local climate, whether that’s extreme heat, freezing temperatures, or heavy rainfall. So do check before you commit to a purchase, to make sure that your new pavers are best suited for your climate conditions. There’s nothing worse than a patio full of cracked pavers when a homeowner mistakenly buys paving stones that are not frost resistant!
- Harsh winters or heavy rainfall can cause damage to certain types of pavers, so selecting materials that are durable and resistant to temperature changes is crucial.
- It's advisable to opt for pavers that can withstand freezing temperatures without cracking, such as concrete, or natural stone options like granite or slate.
- Additionally, if you live in an area prone to excessive heat or direct sunlight, selecting pavers with a lighter color can help reduce heat absorption.
2. Site Preparation
Site Preparation is a vitally important factor when installing patio pavers. Proper site preparation ensures a stable foundation and prevents issues such as shifting or sinking over time. A good installer will take time to evaluate factors such as soil stability, drainage requirements, and slope before proceeding with installation. to ensure the perfect end result you can be proud of.
Our preparation processes include but are not limited to the following procedures…
- Clearing the area: Removal of any existing concrete, grass, or debris from the site.
- Excavation: Digging down to the required depth, accounting for base material and paver thickness.
- Leveling: Using a laser level or string line to ensure an even surface throughout.
- Compaction: Compacting the soil using a plate compactor to create a solid base.
By following these steps, we ensure that your patio pavers are installed on a sturdy and level foundation, resulting in a beautiful and durable outdoor living space.
When planning your outdoor living space, it's also wise to consider your budget. Patio pavers come in a wide range of materials, each with its own price point. From budget-friendly options like concrete, to the higher-end choices of natural stone or porcelain pavers. Most suppliers will be able to provide a square foot cost for each paver type, to help you estimate the total cost of the work.
Before installing any patio pavers, it’s useful to know how to maintain them, in order to keep your paving stones looking their best at all times. Proper maintenance will prolong the life of your patio pavers, so follow our maintenance tips to ensure a stunning outdoor living space all year round, for many years to come…
Regular cleaning and sweeping is essential to keep your patio pavers looking their best. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove dirt, leaves, and debris from the surface. For stubborn stains or moss growth, use a mild detergent mixed with water to gently scrub the affected areas and rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that could damage the surface of the pavers. A pressure washer can also be used, but do make sure you use a low-pressure setting and avoid directing the water stream directly at the joints between pavers.
Apply a high-quality sealer every 2-3 years to protect your patio pavers from water damage, staining, and fading caused by UV rays. Before sealing, ensure that the pavers are clean and dry. Use a roller or sprayer to evenly apply the sealant, following the manufacturer's instructions for drying time between coats.
Over time, patio pavers may become loose due to wear and tear. Repair any damaged pavers promptly to prevent further deterioration. A little DIY work will go a long way to ensuring your patio serves you well over the years.
By now you should have a clearer idea of the processes involved in choosing, installing and maintaining paving stones. Having a beautiful new patio installed should be an exciting and stress-free time. With some pre-planning, and consultation with your installers, you will ensure your patio installation goes smoothly, and the end result is a stunningly beautiful, yet highly functional patio that you can be truly proud of.
So let’s recap…
You need to consider the type of patio pavers that will best suit your home, your requirements and your own personal tastes. You’ll need to ensure that the pavers you choose will work well in your local climate and won’t require too much in the way of ongoing maintenance. You’ll want to work with a reputable and experienced installation team such as Vision Turf and Pavers, to ensure all the groundwork is done properly, so the longevity of your patio is guaranteed. You may want to set reminders to periodically clean, seal and check your pavers for damage, and above all, you’ll want to use your patio, to relax and unwind, to park the car, or to spend evenings around the fire pit. However you use it, we’re sure you’re going to truly enjoy the experience and the benefits that come with a high-quality paving installation.
Save Up to 60-80% per year in water!
PET FRIENDLY, YOU BET!
Our Pet-Friendly Turf is cool and cleans up easily, making it perfect for dog owners.
Dream Putting Greens
Enjoy your very own putting green in the comfort of your own home.