As soon as the nice weather hits, one of the first things you want to do is grab a cold one at a restaurant on the patio. This feeling is no different when it comes to your home and it’s own patio — you can BBQ all your meals out there, reading a book while lounging in a hammock or just soaking up the sun’s rays as you and your family unwind on the weekend.
A patio extends your indoor living space into the backyard and if you’ve been thinking about installing a new patio, there are several things to consider. So what do you need to know?
It’s important that the job gets done right the first time so taking more than enough time and taking stock of everything is a wise idea. You need to have a proper base that is dug deep enough and your patio then needs to be compacted and graded properly. Using good quality materials is also critical, even down to the type of paver you use. There is a wide variety of stones on the market to choose from but make sure the stone you choose is of good quality.
Hiring a skilled and experienced landscaping company to install your new patio will transform your backyard into something you’ve always dreamed of and it ensures that your patio is installed correctly. Do as much research into the company as you would the design and layout of your patio — make sure you see a portfolio of their work and if possible, locations of jobs they’ve done in the past so you can drive by and see how their workmanship has held up since it’s been completed. By taking your proposed specifications to more than one landscaping company can only help get more information for yourself and may drop the overall price if the companies end up competing for your job. Remember, getting a discounted price isn’t the objective here — it’s hiring the best landscapers for you and your job.