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Searching for a more natural look?
We can use natural stone for your new patio if you'd like. We will "dry-set" or "wet lay" the stones to achieve a beautiful nature based oasis. Choose organic shaped pieces for a rustic english garden look, or dimensional straight-cut stones for a sleek modern look.
"Don't brick paver patios end up with weeds in-between all the individual bricks?"
While this was true maybe twenty years ago, advances in the industry have come a long way. We used to use regular sand to fill between paver bricks. Now we use a polymeric reinforced sand that hardens almost as hard as concrete. This product, while hard to the touch, stays flexible due to the polymers present throughout the sand. This locks the paver bricks together virtually eliminating weeds, but allows the patio to flex with Pittsburgh's freeze/thaw climate. Furthermore, sealing your new or old patio can add yet another barrier to keep out those pesky weeds. You can choose from a "wet look" to bring out more color or an "invisible" sealer to keep the natural look of the brick pavers.
"If brick pavers are ideal for our climate, why do I see so much poured concrete?"
The biggest drawback to pavers is their higher initial cost. While installation tends to be very labor intensive there are lower cost pavers available to suit a variety of budgets. A professional installation coupled with a good quality brick paver leads to a quality result that can last a lifetime. Forget about the cracking and heaving found a few years down the road with slab-on-grade poured concrete.
Pittsburgh's "freeze/thaw" climate demands a flexible paving surface. Paving stone or "paver" patios are the ideal choice for our climate. Pavers act individually in times of freezing and thawing which gives flexibility to the paving surface. A good quality concrete paver is four times stronger than your typical poured and cured concrete slab. Concrete paving stones are available in a wide range of styles and can be an economical choice. Natural paving stones are real stones and are typically more expensive. Real stone however, can have unmatched aesthetic qualities that manufactured products can't quite mimic . We love the look of a natural stone patio It never goes out of style. These products combined with our custom design and professional installation will ensure your investment lasts for years to come. We work with you during our design process to make sure the patio space meets your needs and functions well with your specific site conditions.
Patios & Walkways
We operate out of Mars, PA and primarily service North Pittsburgh.
"What kind of warranties are offered?"
Since our featured brands are of the highest quality, many of them can be up to four times as hard as regular poured concrete. With this exceptional strength coupled with excellent quality control, our featured brands offer lifetime warranties on all their products!