Thinking about getting rid of that blinding-white cement patio and replacing it with something more eye pleasing? Or, maybe you’ve got a big empty canvas and you’re starting from scratch? Consider how beautiful brick pavers would look and what a dramatic difference it will make in your total landscape scheme. The great thing about brick pavers is you can create a casual atmosphere or formal elegance and everything in between.
Brick pavers interlock, are made with colored concrete, and don’t require mortar. Color tones run from dark yellows to tans and browns and birch purples.
Pavers are set in sand rather than in mortar over concrete so the cost of constructing a concrete slab is eliminated plus the pavers are less expensive.
Traditional clay brick patios are set in a mortar bed over a 4-inch slab of concrete. The bricks are leveled one at a time and then the spaces in between the bricks are filled with grout. You’re actually building two surfaces and the cost of the project will reflect that.
Bottom line is if you want a traditional and awe inspiring patio but you don’t want to go broke, then brick pavers are the way to go.
A final note. Though it may appear like a simple job it’s not. There’s a lot of digging, grading, and leveling and the prep work needs to be accurate if you want a patio that will last a long time. My advice – hire a landscape contractor and get the job done right.
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