Pavers are an extremely durable and versatile material to use when constructing a patio. Pavers are made of varying materials, such as concrete or ceramic, and they’re easy to install and look great once they’re done. Even better, pavers can be used in many different ways to build patios of all shapes and sizes, so you can make the most of the space you have outside your home. Here’s how to go about building a patio with pavers.
Designing your patio
The first step to building your patio is to design it. It’s important to consider how much space you need, what look you want, and if any other features such as lighting are appropriate for your area. Be sure to take into account local ordinances and laws that may affect your design.
Choosing the right location
When deciding where to put your patio, remember to take into account how often you’ll use it, as well as how much space you have available. On average, most people use their patios three or four times a week during spring and summer months—and less frequently during fall and winter—so be sure to choose an area that won’t go unused.
Planning the layout
Before you get started, it’s best to plan out your layout using graph paper and precise measurements. Doing so will ensure that you don’t run into any surprises while digging—like hitting electrical wires or natural gas lines—and allow you to design your patio without having to cut pavers in half to accommodate an unusual space.