Patio paving is one of the best ways to add functionality and beauty to your landscape. R & G Almanza Landscape professional hardscaping services will give you the advantage of 20+ years of experience and an unrivaled love for the exquisite. We serve the greater Chicago area.
A patio is similar to a courtyard, in the sense that is a paved outdoor are near or adjoined to a residential or commercial property. However, although the are sometimes used to set boundaries for outdoor rooms, patios do not have walls. Patios are many time used in combination with other landscape features, such as plants and furniture.
There are quite a few types of patios, depending on the location where they are installed and the material used.
Patio Paving For Driveways
Driveways have to carry the weight of a vehicle, so a more durable installation is required. If you want to get something more than what concrete and asphalt offer, paver driveways is the way to go. If installed and maintained properly, such driveways last from a few decades (bricks) to a century or more (cobblestones).
Your investment in a patio is usually fully recuperated at the time of sale. Repairing an existing patio brings a profit of up to 500%.
Patio Paving In The Garden
A professionally installed garden patio will be the perfect oasis where you can relax, eat tasty meals and spend time with your family and friends. It can be built to match your property’s personality in a carefully picked spot that will allow you to take in all the beautiful sights and scents your garden has to offer.
Concrete does not have to be the strictly functional gray surface you might think about. There are a few techniques that can help concrete replicate virtually any surface. Some examples are exposing the aggregate components for decorative purposes, concrete stamping or acid etching.
Flagstone & Natural Stone
Flagstones are flat slabs of stone of varied shapes and color, with a minimum thickness of 1 inch. The colors vary from reddish hues to blue and even white, depending on the geological area where they were mined.
Brick patios are very popular, due to their durability and resistance to extreme weather. They also complement the good looks of any property and increase its value.
Pavers are brick shaped pieces made of hard materials such as stone, concrete and brick. Different materials can be matched in complex patterns to give your patio a unique, stunning look.
Patio Maintenance, Repair and Sealing
Patio sealing can help your patio repeal stains easier, to avoid discoloration from exposure to the Sun and even to prevent weeds from growing between the cracks. Because it is usually a two man-job, and to prevent flaking and uneven distribution of the sealer, we recommend patios to be sealed by a professional.
There are a few reason why your patio might need repair:
- Rough snow removal that breaks or displaces pavers
- Poor patio base installation
- No edging to keep the patio as a whole in place
- Poor stormwater drainage
No matter the reason, R&G Almanza can match your patios look and materials and make repair recommendations focused on safety and durability.