These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make a concrete paver patio at your home.
Many outdoor areas in our new home are in dire need of repairs. We must do the job right when renovating outdoor spaces.
This is what you need to know to create a paver patio.
Choosing the Patio Design
Concrete slabs are the only option when it comes to patio design. You can stamp or colour concrete, but it will be one piece.
Many types of pavers are available, so it is important to select from various sizes and shapes when they are being used.
Pavers can either be made of natural stone or machined. Concrete paver designs can be made from engineered stones. Concrete pavers can be used to make patios, walkways or paths. They come in square or natural stone shapes and can be laid in many different patterns.
These are the most popular pavers:
- Brick pavers
- Concrete patio stone
You can choose either a natural stone patio or the DIY concrete step stone route, which I used for my front yard walkway.
Concrete Paving stones can be laid with either large or small gaps. You can fill large gaps with decorative stone or even moss.
Variables in Installing Pavers – Site Conditions
Each situation will have a different approach to installing patio pavers. The uniqueness of our patio is that it is surrounded by timbers on three sides and the foundation of the house on the fourth.
The area was boxed on all four sides and raised. The pavers needed to be slightly recessed in the space.
We were therefore forced to adhere to a very precise spacing unless we wanted the effort of cutting pavers.
The most difficult part about installing concrete paver patios is calculating the slope and then working it out on-site.
Tips for Building Your Concrete Paver Patio
What Size Joints Do You Need?
To allow expansion and contraction, you must leave a minimum gap between the concrete pavers. However, it is possible to leave a larger gap.
But with your patio space, there will likely be a wider choice.
Some prefer to have a tight space because they look better and avoid having to deal with pebbles or sand between them. They can also cause problems if they spill or get kicked around.
You’ll need to consider the material you will use to fill the spaces between concrete pavers when you gather your supplies.
These are some gap fillers that you might consider for your next project:
You can either transplant it from your garden or buy it as sod from a nursery. How to transplant moss
- GrassLet grass naturally grow. This is where you might end up fighting with the weeds.
- Decorative pebbles:Fill in the gaps between pavers with any number of pebbles. These pebbles can be either brightly coloured or natural stone colours.
- Glass stones Sanded glass pebbles: These will give you a glamorous look.
- Sand:sand is easy to use and affordable. I recommend polymeric jointing sand. You won’t be able to track the sand with polymeric sand.