Spring is here and now is the perfect time to plan your spring landscape design projects and install patio pavers.
Patio pavers are a popular landscape design project due to their versatility, durability, sustainability, and value they add to a home. Pavers are generally made of a material such as brick, concrete, granite, or stone, and used at residential properties and commercial properties to enhance the landscape design.
With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your spring landscape design project with your landscape contractor to install patio pavers ahead of the summer months.
It’s no secret that the autumn and winter months in New England can be frigid and unforgiving. That’s why spring is the perfect time to install patio pavers!
Working outdoors is easier for landscape design contractors to quickly and efficiently install patio pavers without the disruption of inclement weather.
Scheduling patio paver installation is much easier when you aren’t worrying about snow or frigid temperatures.
While there is always a risk for a rainy spring day in Massachusetts, scheduling in the cooler months can be challenging due to the threat of snow and cold temperatures. While rain may cause occasional delays, comfortable temperatures allow for more flexibility when it comes to scheduling.
Time to Enjoy Your Patio
Imagine your landscape contractor completes patio paver installation in August or September, only weeks before the weather begins to turn. Your newly installed patio pavers may not be enjoyed until the following spring!
Installing patio pavers in the spring gives homeowners from Duxbury to Brockton the opportunity to enjoy their new patio pavers for months before the weather turns cooler.
How Long Does it Take to Install Patio Pavers?
How big is the installation area? Is your driveway long or short? How wide will the walkway be, or how big is your pool deck?
The paving stone installation area’s size is a major factor in the time it takes to complete the installation. If you are having pavers installed on a small patio, installation may take only one day. However, if the area is much larger, or paving stone installation occurs in multiple parts of your landscape design, installation may take several days to complete.
The type of stone you choose and the pattern in which they are installed will impact the length of time it takes to complete the paving stone installation.
If the paving stones are installed in a complex pattern, this will certainly require extra detail on your landscape contractor’s part, adding to the overall time it takes to install the pavers.
New England is known for weather that can change without warning, leading to unexpected hiccups in our days. The same is true during a landscape design project.
While landscape contractors do their best to complete an installation as quickly and effectively as possible, the weather happens. If the snow begins to fall or rainfall becomes heavy, the installation team may need to reschedule the installation or delay the project until the weather clears.
Existing base material
Before your landscape contractor schedules the paving stone installation, they survey the area to review conditions. If your contractor notices sinking or settling in the installation area, the existing base needs to be removed to make way for a new base.
Additionally, if your existing driveway, walkway, or patio is made from asphalt and is cracking, the asphalt may need to be pulled up and compact the existing base.
How Much Does Paving Stone Installation Cost?
The cost of paving stone installation also depends on the scope of a project and the type of paver you choose.
Patio paver installation can cost anywhere from $12-$20+ based on material and patio access, and depending on the size of your patio.
The most common types of pavers are flagstone and fieldstone, both of which are more expensive than brick or concrete. However, this type of patio paver option is not recommended for landscape design projects in heavily trafficked areas like a driveway or, you guessed it, patio.
Brick and concrete pavers are a more affordable option and provide a diverse design aesthetic. This durable, stain-resistant patio paver option can keep your project under budget and is a better fit for patio paver projects.
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