How to Install a Paver Patio

by Pete Bryant / Wednesday, 28 October 2015 / Published in Before & Afters, How To, Ideas and Inspirations, Landscape Tips, Projects

Have you ever visited a home and noticed the paver patio or paver walkway was uneven, rippled, and in general, falling apart? There are a few reasons why that might have happened over time. One, an earthquake disturbed the foundation (pretty rare in North Carolina). Two, a sink hole developed under the foundation and caused the ground to become uneven (even more rare, but we’ve seen this before). Three (the most likely and most common reason) the paver patio was not installed properly.

Like many things in life, if you’re going to do it right, you need to start with a good foundation and paver patio are no exception. The foundation is the most important part of the process.

At Southern Exposure, we often repair work done by homeowners or other landscapers. In efforts to save money and time, people cut corners on the portion that nobody sees. Unfortunately, no money or time is saved when you have to install a patio twice. In the gallery below, we show the proper way to install a good base for your concrete or clay pavers. We also show a variety of patterns and colors to lay pavers that will give your patio a creative flare.

Follow these professional guidelines for a beautiful paver patio that stands the test of time.

(At Southern Exposure, we believe the best way to display a paver patio is not in a catalog, but rather right in the ground. With a variety of styles and colors, the Newline pavers are beautifully installed in our customer parking section. In the center of the parking lot, a unique display of our craftsmanship – our compass logo in a Pine Hall Brick paver inlay. Come by and check it out and feel free to park right on them.)

Some jobs are best left to the professionals. If you want a great patio, but don’t want to do it yourself, call Southern Exposure Landscape Management. We do it right the first time, every time. Get a free quote for you outdoor project by clicking Contact Us or calling our office.

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