How To Build A Paver Patio You’ll Love In 5 Steps

This Is How We Build Paver Patios For Our Clients In And Around Maryland

It’s a smart move to know what’s happening in your home, especially when it’s a home improvement project. 

In this post, you can find out how to build a paver patio. You can also find out the main factors that can make the timeline longer.

Larger and irregularly shaped paver patio

What’s The Process Like?

“Now we know the cost to build a patio, but how do they build one?” asks John.

Heather shrugs. ”I have no idea, I just hope it won’t destroy our yard or plants.” John frowns. “That’s a good point. We should probably find out before we hire anyone to start working.”

John gets his phone from off of the charger and unlocks it. “Let’s get on Google and see what we can find on how to build a paver patio.”

Here’s what the couple discovers:

How To Build A Paver Patio

  1. Outline the paver patio area
  2. Dig out the foundation
    1. We may need a mini excavator to dig. It won’t look pretty for a while but some contractors will take care of any grass damage
  3. Add in gravel and compact it to form the base foundation area
  4. Level it out so your patio’s flat
  5. Put in the pavers

The 5 Main Factors That Can Affect The Building Timeline

1. Weather. Working in bad weather never turns out well. Everything turns muddy and slippery and we can’t use the tools we need to. We want you to have the best patio, but we can’t guarantee it will be if we work in bad weather.

2. Size. Large patios take more time, labor, and materials to build. Smaller patios tend to take less time because they need less of those.

3. Complexity. Custom patios are harder to build and can lengthen the timeline. More basic patios are easier to install.

4. Materials on backorder. Some materials can be on backorder, especially due to the pandemic. It may take longer to get the materials needed to build your paver patio.

5. Digging obstacles. Utilities, plumbing, tree roots, electrical wires, and other obstacles can affect the timeline. We may need to relocate anything we find in the patio area.

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“What else do you think we need to know about patios?” asks Heather. John shrugs. “Not sure. Let’s poke around this blog some more, it may have some answers.”