Are you thinking about putting in a patio in your back yard? If so, you may be trying to decide between concrete and pavers. A concrete patio may have a few upsides, but by and large, pavers are the way to go. Is a paver patio the right option for your yard, though? Here are a few reasons why pavers are a good choice.
Is Your Yard Small?
If you have a yard that’s on the smaller side, it may not make sense to get all of the equipment needed to pour concrete. Instead, all you need is to invest a little bit of money in pavers. It’s usually much cheaper to do this than to get the concrete forms and other equipment necessary to pour cement. It’s also a faster and easier job to lay pavers than it is to pour concrete, level it off, and make sure nothing disturbs it as it sits.
Is Your Yard Level?
Having an unlevel yard is going to be difficult for any project. When it comes to installing a patio, you do need the space to be fairly level. With pavers, though, you can always do a stair-step system, creating small level areas that eventually step down (or up, in some cases) to the main patio area. That’s much harder to do with concrete since you have to put down forms for every section.
How Much Space Do You Have?
This question applies to any type of patio. If you have a tiny yard, you may find that you don’t have the space to put in a patio and still have a grassy area. You then have to decide whether you like having the open yard more or whether you want an outdoor entertaining space. If you decide you want a patio, you could transform your entire yard into a paver patio. While this would remove all of the grass, you can create raised planters and add pots of flowers to make up for that. In fact, if done right, a fully paved yard can actually work really well!
If you’re not sure how to get your paver patio project off the ground, the experts at Island Block & Masonry Supply are here to help. Contact us today with any questions you may have.