How to Extend Your Concrete Patio With Pavers
Do you need a new patio to spruce up your backyard? Are you looking for an easy and affordable way to give your house that fresh look? If so, then adding pavers may be the perfect solution. Pavers are less expensive than concrete, easier to install, and can add curb appeal in just an afternoon. We want to help show you how! So let's get started with some key tips on building the patio of your dreams. Do you have a concrete patio that needs some extra life? If so, this article is for you! We will go over how to extend your concrete patio with pavers.
Patio pavers offer homeowners many amazing benefits.
Unlike more traditional materials, they are simple to build and can be done over the weekend with a do-it-yourself project for expanding your concrete patio!
They also come in different colors, shapes, and types of material so you're sure to find something that fits your needs or design style.
Plus it's easy (and inexpensive) to repair them when needed; unlike some other materials which may cost quite a bit if damaged beyond redemption!
What are the steps you need to get started with this project?
Decide how big your patio needs to be.
What size of patio paver project do you want to start with?
Faced by the many options and various sizes, it can be overwhelming. What kind of design are you going for? A good place to begin is deciding on your square footage needs; if this figure doesn't work out well enough then make adjustments accordingly before finalizing a decision.
Choose the type and style of concrete pavers you like best (color, shape).
This is a great time to think about which type and style of concrete pavers you like best (color, shape) for your patio. Make sure it'll fit with the color scheme that's already present in your yard or garden - but don't let yourself get too caught up on matching everything exactly! Did you know there are so many different types of concrete pavers to choose from? Visit your local home center or spend some time checking online so you can find the perfect patio in one that suits your style. There are all sorts of colors and sizes, so take your time during this step!
Purchase concrete pavers that will fit the space.
After considering the space you are working with and choosing your pavers, it's time to purchase pavers that will fit. Check online with trusted manufacturers like Belgard, then either purchase them directly or through a local source.
Prepare the area where the concrete pavers will go.
Before installing concrete pavers, it's important to prepare the area where they will go. First, make sure that the concrete is level and clean. Next, you'll need to ensure it doesn't have any obstacles like rocks, roots or debris.
You may have to take time to excavate the area using a shovel or machine. Lay edging material out and make sure the area remains level. This is key to making the finished product turn out beautiful. Add a base layer of gravel, then tamp it down again. Finally, add a layer of sand and another rounding of tamping.
Start laying down your pavers
You'll want to make sure they're level and spaced evenly. Place concrete pavers in the gaps between your patio concrete laying blocks where you need them, then use a rubber mallet or hammer if needed. We recommend using concrete paver sand to fill the joints between your concrete patio and new concrete pavers. This makes it easier to install, plus you'll be able to control how much water seeps through.
After laying down your pavers you'll want to take a break, but you're not done yet!
Do another final round of tamping.
This will ensure the pavers are nice, flat and even. Beautiful job!
The final step is sealing your pavers.
This will help prevent stains and make cleanup easier. You can find paver sealant at your local hardware store.
We hope you've enjoyed this guide on how to extend your concrete patio with interlocking concrete pavers. If so, we would love for you to share it with friends or family who may be looking into making their own project happen! And if this sounds like it's too much for you to take on, give DPG Pavers a call today and talk about building your dream patio.
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Have a patio in need of an upgrade? Contact DPG Pavers to schedule your free consultation today!