When most people think about installing a paver patio (or doing any sort of outdoor project, really), most think of doing them in the spring. It’s warm, but not too warm, and there’s plenty of sunshine. However, the fall may actually be a better option, especially if you live in an area with fairly mild winters. Here are a few reasons why fall is a great time to put in a paver patio.
There’s Less Rain
In most places, it rains much more in the spring than in the fall. Since you’ll need to level the area where your patio will be installed and put down the pavers when it’s dry, you won’t have to wait for bad weather to move on during the fall.
You Don’t Have to Wait Next Spring
Putting in your paver patio now means you won’t have to wait to use it next spring. As soon as the weather starts warming up, you can be outdoors on your patio cooking, relaxing, and entertaining. You can even make use of it during the late fall and early winter if you have a fire pit or outdoor heater.
Contractors Are Busier in the Spring
While you may plan on installing your paver patio yourself, you may still need to have someone come in and level the area if you don’t have the necessary tools. In some cases, such as having a very uneven back yard, you may need someone with a machine to make certain the area is prepared correctly. Most people make the mistake of assuming then need to have a completely flat area, but in some cases, that’s not the best idea. Having a very slight angle can help insure that water runs off the patio and into the yard instead of pooling next to your house.
During the spring, contractors who can handle these tasks are often booked up. You may find it easier to hire one of these professionals during the fall instead.
If you’re preparing to put in your paver patio and have questions or aren’t sure what materials to purchase, give Island Block & Masonry Supply a call. Our experts can walk you through the entire process.