Patio Pavers and Brick Patio
A patio area is the perfect outdoor haven to relax, dine, socialize and above, for all to enjoy your beautiful landscape. As Coquitlam, BC’s number one patio installers, we are passionate about creating an oasis for you to enjoy. There are many options when it comes to creating your patio space and together, we can let our creativity run wild, designing a space that suits you perfectly. Alongside all of the options of shape, there are many choices of pavers, materials, and designs. These are exciting decisions and we enjoy assisting you on your journey in choosing which you love the most!
Pavers, or paving stones, are commonly made of clay brick, and natural stone. The internet often gives them a bad reputation but actually, if we look at the pros and cons, they are an excellent option for your hardscaping needs. Pavers come in a variety of sizes, colors, textures and patterns. Their installation can take slightly longer than the concrete forms but when installed by a professional, the pieces interlock and create a flexible, strong, and enduring paving system. Because of the interlocking, there are many joints that connect to make it very strong, meaning it will not be prone to cracking or breaking, which can be an issue in places with varying weather. Amazingly, most pavers are 3-4 times stronger than a concrete base! It is also good to note that many paving stone manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on them.
Brick is a beautiful choice for your patio. You can be as creative as you like with the design and even use reclaimed bricks for an eco-friendly surface. As with pavers, brick patios are durable, weather resistant and strong. Brick patios are commonly considered to increase in beauty with age, as they sit more naturally into their environment and emit a rustic charm. They are versatile and can create a very rustic look or look more modern. The possibilities are endless! The subbase is important to consider with all patio installation and whichever material you choose, our experienced pavers will be able to inform you which base will be necessary for your property. It is vital that a professional makes this assessment for your patio to ensure that it is long lasting and safe as possible.
Water permeable paving by not using concrete
Prior to laying your paver or brick patio, our experts will perform a thorough and an effective excavation before installing a well-prepared base. This removes the need of installing concrete slabs beneath your patio as the land is already settled evenly and will durably remain like this. By eliminating the use of concrete base blocks as well as not filling in the spaces between the blocks with concrete, this method is water permeable. This permeability is an excellent option to go for as it controls water flow, passing it through the surface and down into the soil. Here you are protecting your drainage system by minimizing the likelihood of it being overwhelmed and instead making the most of your landscapes possibilities.