When is the best time to build a stone patio?

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The best time of year to build a stone patio in Ontario is during the spring, summer, or early fall. The weather conditions during these seasons provide the ideal temperature and precipitation levels for a successful project.

In the spring, the ground has thawed out and is easier to excavate, which is necessary for preparing the base for the patio. The temperatures are mild and there is usually adequate rainfall to help settle the base and ensure proper drainage.

During the summer months, the warm weather allows for quick drying times for materials like concrete and mortar, and there is a lower chance of rain interfering with the project. However, it is important to work during cooler parts of the day and take frequent breaks to avoid heat exhaustion.

In the early fall, the cooler temperatures provide a comfortable working environment, and there is still enough daylight to work for longer periods. Additionally, the dry weather conditions in the fall allow for efficient installation of the patio, and the cooler temperatures allow for easier curing of the concrete.

It is important to avoid building a stone patio during the winter months, as the freezing and thawing cycles can cause damage to the materials and compromise the structural integrity of the patio.

For more expert advice on laying down a stone patio visit your local Ferrell Builders’ Supply location today.

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