Paver Patio or Concrete – What’s the Difference?

A patio is the often a favorite gathering place when enjoying time outside in the yard. Seriously, there’s nothing better than enjoying a summer day or night with a cold beverage on a patio. When planning for a patio, there are many options to consider – none bigger than the material. Two popular styles of patios are concrete and paver. Here’s a little dirt on both options; when you’re ready, give us a call, and we’ll help you decide what is best for you.

Pavers

Paver patioPavers are individual bricks or stones arranged in just about any design imaginable. There are many different styles, shapes, and colors. Pavers are relatively low maintenance, and if they happen to crack over the years, they can easily be replaced without a significant investment. When installing pavers, you can use your patio immediately after installation. The cost could be higher initially, but in the long run, they are a lower maintenance option.

 

Concrete

Fergusson - Concrete PatioConcrete can be poured as a slab (which is exactly like it sounds) or more ornately designed with stamping and coloring. A stamped concrete patio is one large slab of concrete that can have various colors added to create a unique design. After poured, the concrete is stamped with a design. The concrete must cure for 3 to 4 days and then sealed. So, you’ll have to enjoy your new patio from afar for a few days. Your concrete patio will also need a fresh seal every 2 to 3 years, depending on the weather it is exposed to. If you happen to get a crack, it is quite difficult to match coloring perfectly. Because a concrete patio is one large slab, the cost could be less initially but over time required ongoing investment and maintenance.

A patio is a great addition to your landscape; we’ll listen to your needs and desires for your entire landscape and help you decide on the best and most affordable option for your home. Our expert designers will create a patio that fits your home and your lifestyle. Check out our Inspiration Gallery for a few ideas. Call today to schedule a Free Consultation.

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