Are You Adding Space To Your Patio?

Have you decided that you need to enlarge your patio area? Perhaps you want to create an outdoor kitchen for entertaining, or maybe you just want more space for the kids to play. Whatever the reason for your new project, one of the things to consider is what you will do with the existing ground treatment.

Consider Dividing The Area - If you are going to use the patio area for entertainment, but you want a separate play space for children or grandchildren, consider using two different types of paving.

  • The Entertainment Space - Consider flagstone, brick or tile. Not only are all of these gorgeous, but they are very easy to care for. Another option would be to have concrete which might be less expensive, but can be given a great and unique look. If you are creative and want to tackle the job yourself, consider giving the concrete the look of marble, something that is not too difficult to do. If you want something more elaborate, hire a professional to do the job and let your imagination take over. You can request anything from a mock pebble stone floor to the look of a pasture with field flowers on it. Your guests will be floored!
  • The Play Space - Choose concrete! The kids will have a ball roller skating on it and, if your patio is very large, they can even play basketball on it. Have a storage area for balls, sidewalk chalk and other outdoor game equipment.

Finding The Right Paving Company - If you were happy with the job that was done in the first place, see if that company is still around and use it all over again. If not, look at Pave-Core Paving Inc and get referrals from your friends and family members who have been satisfied with work that has been done at their homes. It's a good idea to look at several companies and to get more than one bid. Find out if there are projects the company has done in your area that you can check out. Has the company been around for many years? You'll want to know that the company will still be around if problems arise. Your contract should include total costs, including labor and materials, Look for hidden costs! In addition, you'll need a start date and a date when the project will be completed. Get all guarantees in writing, too.

Good luck on enlarging your patio.