If you are thinking of remodeling your boring patio, consider choosing paver patios! Once you have chosen your material, here are tips worth remembering:
- Affordable paving alternative
Instead of lining your patio with wood or poured concrete, you really should consider using patio pavers instead. As pavers are made from a wide array of materials, you can choose what best suits your budget. T
The initial investment for patio pavers is more expensive than other materials, but with its low maintenance nature, you will save money in the long term.
- Dig deep for better installation results
You need to prepare the space where you plan on setting your patio. Before anything else, make sure there are no cable lines, electrical lines, or plumbing near the surface of the soil. You may call your local utilities man to check for these things. Ideally, you need to dig at least six inches deep or once you have reached the root level of vegetation in that area of your property. If you are installing on dry soil, make sure to water the area at night. This will dampen and soften the soil- a suitable texture and condition for installation the morning after.
- Keep Weeds and Moss at Bay
To avoid the growth of weed and moss, make sure to use landscaping cloth as barrier between the new base of the sand and old soil. The cloth will prevent the growth of weeds and other unwanted vegetation from seeping through the spaces between patio pavers.
- Pack the base
Create the base with san or paver base. You can rent out a wacker plate or purchase a simple soil stamper for this process. Make sure to create a smooth, solid, and level base upon which to install the pavers. Repack each subsequent layer of material to make it strong and durable.
- Make a plan for proper drainage
Apart from a level patio, you need to make sure that it slopes down and away from the house foundation. The slope should be directed towards an area than can handle extra moisture or is connected to an existing drainage.