Adding a custom patio to your property is an exciting decision. It gives you more space for patio furniture, to grill out, and to entertain guests, friends, and family. It can be a big investment and you want to ensure that the patio you choose is right for your family and will last for a while.

Building a patio in Haymarket, Bristow, Manassas, and nearby areas of northern Virginia requires durable materials that can handle all types of weather. Learn if you should choose concrete pavers or flagstone for your new patio.

Concrete pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.

Concrete paver patio design with seating wall near Haymarket, VA.

A custom paver patio will provide you with endless design options. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, as well as many shapes and sizes. With all these choices, you are able to create a beautiful patio that is tailored to your specific property. Choose a color that will complement the exterior of your home, or pick bright colors that we can arrange into an eye-catching pattern for you. if you are concerned with the upfront costs, pavers are cheaper than flagstone or natural stone. Other aspects to consider about choosing a paver patio include:

  • Pavers do need routine maintenance. Generally, your pavers should be sealed and cleaned every 3-5 years depending on the weather and other environmental factors.
  • Pavers can last for 50-100 years. With the right maintenance, the concrete pavers you choose can last for a long time.
  • Pavers will crack sometimes as the ground shifts. If pavers do crack, it is easy to remove the broken one and replace it. If the ground shifts, we can also lift up the pavers and add more underlying material to make the patio level again.

Natural stone will last for centuries and looks beautiful.

Natural stone, which is also referred to as flagstone, bluestone, or other types of stone, will create an absolutely beautiful patio that looks completely natural. It does cost more than concrete pavers or other types of materials, but it is durable and long-lasting. It will last for centuries, which makes that higher upfront cost a solid investment. Natural stone also requires more labor to install since the pieces do not come pre-cut and the hardscape contractors will need to do some custom masonry work to fit the stones together.

If you decide to use mortar, make sure to monitor it as it can crack and will need to be replaced every decade or so.

Are you considering a new custom patio for your northern Virginia home? Contact us for an estimate.

Stone patio and seating wall construction in Bristow, VA.

At Patriot Lawn and Landscape, we design and install custom patios made from concrete pavers and natural stone throughout northern Virginia including Haymarket, Bristow, Manassas, and the nearby cities. If you are considering a new patio for your home, then we can help. Contact our office today at (703) 244-7798 to get an estimate!