Have you ever considered paver patios to add an architectural view to your outdoor spaces? Or, do you have a concrete patio that’s cracking, sinking, or just weathered beyond repair?
With the extreme weather fluctuations in St. Louis, it’s common to have shifts in concrete patios in nearly every season throughout the year.
Paver patios continue to grow in popularity due to the amount of flexibility they provide during the design phase of your project. And, they look really great!
We find most people install paver patios instead of decks or concrete as it provides a much more unique appeal to their landscape, and it’s usually easier to repair.
We couldn’t agree more, paver patios are a great alternative to traditional concrete patios or decks.
Not only are patio pavers a beautiful addition to your landscape, but you can customize the designs utilizing a variety of layouts and stone choices.
What are paver patios?
Paver patios are the types of patios you see where they are made from individually places stones in a decorative pattern placed over base material such as a layer of sand and rock that is compacted using a plate compactor. Pavers are often used for patios, driveways, pool decks, and walkways. Because of the various sizes of stones or paver material, the finished product often has a very custom and weathered look and supports projects of any size and square footage.
This is one of the main reasons people love to use paver patios in their landscape.
Below are 3 reasons people love paver patios as a key home improvement project.
- New patios provide a great place to enjoy your outdoor spaces.
- Patio areas can improve the value of your home
- Paver patios are certainly a focal point to your overall landscape plan
Types of patio pavers
You have a lot of flexibility when choosing patio pavers for your next project. We have worked with many paver types and can certainly give you some recommendations
Below are the various types of patio pavers you can choose from.
Concrete patio pavers
You can commonly find 12×12 concrete pavers or 24×24 concrete pavers. Additional sizes may be available upon request during the design phase of your project. Concrete patio pavers can also be stained if you want to use a custom color before you installer begins to lay pavers.
Brick patio pavers
Brick pavers provide a very unique look to your paver patio. One of the really great things about brick patio pavers is you can get extremely creative with your designs based on how easy it can be to chisel or cut pavers made from brick. And, using brick makes paver installation much easier due to the consistency of the sizing of each brick paver.
Flagstone, Slate, Marble, and Cobblestone
Natural stone paver patios will not disappoint. Using natural stone pavers for your patio will give it the custom look it deserves. Paver installation using natural stone takes a little more creativity as the size of each stone paver is different.
Paver patio installation
Paver patio installation can be one of the toughest DIY landscape projects you can take on.
Because it takes time and patience. You’re not just digging up the yard and laying stone, there is a very detailed process that you must follow to ensure you’re working on a flat surface. And, if you skip any steps, you’ll find your self with a sinking patio very soon.
We recently installed a paver patio (pictures below) in the rear of a home where the home owner had issues with their old concrete slab. It took a while to remove the concrete and then we were left with open ground to begin prepping the paver base.
We first leveled out the ground as much as possible and then added our base and paver sand. Laying pavers without a base layer of gravel is one of the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to install a paver patio and can have long term effects on the entire area.
Laying pavers without sand is the second biggest mistake most homeowners make when trying to do a DIY paver patio.
If you’re not prepared to follow the steps, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Some thing as simple as not using a hand tamper and joint sand can cause headaches for years to come.
That is why every paver patio we install follows a strict checklist to ensure you are going to have a stable patio for years to come.
Why use stone pavers for your patio?
Most people tend to want stone pavers over any other material, likely because it looks natural, which is the ultimate goal when creating a landscaped place in your back yard.
Stone pavers are beautiful and the natural textures are one of the main reason customers choose stone pavers for their patio or walkways.
Aside from looking good, stone pavers are extremely durable! Stone has clearly been used for thousands of years. If the Romans ruled the world by building stone paver roads, you can be confident your stone paver patio will hold up even better!
Lastly, stone pavers provide incredible designs. You can find stone pavers in many sizes and colors. Our design team can help you pick out the best paver patio layout.
Small paver patio designs
You have many options for small paver patio designs or even larger projects. Many of our clients choose paver patios in smaller spaces, but the size doesn’t impact the design of the outdoor living space.
Below are some of the commons paver patio designs you can choose from.
- Basket Weave
- Fan patterns
- Running bond (standard brick layer pattern)
Tip – all of these paver designs look great with integrated fire pits.
Paver Patio Pictures Before and After
Our most recent paver patio project we mentioned earlier was a great success. It’s the perfect example of how we were able to help our customer remove an old and cracking concrete patio and replace it with a new paver patio.
Before Paver Patio
After Paver Patio Installation
Schedule Paver Installation
If you’re looking to install a paver patio at your home, please give us a call. We service the entire St. Louis area and specialize in paver patio installation, regardless of the materials used. Give us a call and we’ll happily discuss the process and help you think through the best type of pavers for you patio.
St. Louis Lawncare is your local resource for installing paver patios. It’s a job we know how to do extremely well.
We could continue all day talking about paver patios, but most people would rather just talk it through. It’s our job at St. Louis Lawncare to provide you with exception service, and part of that service is taking the time to talk through the design process.
If you’re interested in paver patios for your home or business, we would be happy to sit down with you and talk through the different options you have. Creating paver patios can be difficult if you aren’t familiar with all the steps it takes to complete.
Our team will not only educate you on our process, but we’ll make suggestions that will help you visualize what your new paver patio could look like.
Need a paver patio installed? Call the team at St. Louis Lawncare at 314-974-5911.
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About St. Louis Lawncare
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