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Archive for July, 2020

  • Patio Paver Tips

    Posted on : 27-07-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Looking to build that perfect summer patio? Here are some tips often overlooked when installing pavers.

    Call before you dig

     

    Call your local utilities before you dig. You don’t want to break any lines. Most products you will need to excavate 8” to 12” to create a level base.

     

    Start from the bottom

    Find out what you should do to prepare a level base for installation. Every manufacturer has a recommendation for how to best install their stones.  A level bedding layer is critical to all patio stone/slab installation.

    Use an edge

    Installing edging along your patio is a crucial part of the stability and longevity of your patio.

    Allow for drainage

     

    You’ll need to have a gentle pitch to drain water away from your patio or your home.

    Keep the extra

    Pavers are incredibly resilient and low maintenance but something may happen in the future and you may need to replace one. Keep extra concrete pavers from your project’s installation on hand to replace damaged pieces when spot treatment becomes necessary.

    If you have more questions about installing pavers talk to one of our in-store experts.

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  • Hardscape vs Wood

    Posted on : 20-07-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    If you’re looking to expand your outdoor entertaining and relaxing space this season the two common ways to go. A raised wooden deck or a hardscape patio. Both offer a relaxing enjoyable space but there advantages and drawbacks to both.

    Wood allows you to have the classic backyard deck. It offers almost limitless design possibilities. They will need to be raised above ground level. Another consideration is the maintenance of a wooden deck. Wood is a porous material and will degrade over time from the elements and can provide a suitable home for a number of insects. Wood decks require regular staining to maintain longevity.

    Hardscape patios are often flush with ground level. They can be made from poured concrete or pavers. Utilizing pavers or stones you can create intricate patterns that bring your patio to life. Modern concrete offerings come in a variety of styles, textures and finishes so the completed project can look like anything from granite to marble or even wood. A properly installed  patio will last for decades without any significant maintenance. There is no need to seal/reseal or restain concrete slabs or pavers, and the seams between these blocks will help protect your patio from cracking as a result of the ground settling or extreme weather.

    Cost varies between the two choices because of the wide range of different materials you can choose from. Make your choice based on what best fits your space. It may be a combination of the two.

    If you need more information or help designing your patio contact one of our in-store associates.

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