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5 Types of Patios

A patio tells you a lot about the person who owns the home. A patio is where family and friends come together, enjoy barbeques and parties, and relax. If you live in the Clifton, VA area and are looking for a custom patio installation, Groff Landscape Design is the team to help you design your dream backyard. There are many patio installation options to choose from, so which one is right for you?

Brick Patio

A brick patio gives a rustic, homely feeling to a patio. When referring to bricks, we mean the red clay bricks as opposed to the “builder” bricks you may see in walls. What makes a brick patio unique is that there are many different ways a brick patio can be designed, such as a basketweave, herringbone, or pinwheel. Brick patios are easy to clean and maintain – simply use a power washer to keep your patio looking fresh and clean.

Paver Patio

Paver patios are a great, low maintenance option for patio material. While paver patios typically turn out beautifully, they often take some time to prep and finish. These pavers are made to interlock with one another, so installation can be simple. Typically, a professional team can put together a paver patio in 3-5 days, much longer than any other patio option. The benefit of a paver patio is that you can usually design them with whatever material you want–concrete, clay brick, or even natural stone–and make your patio unique to your own taste.

Flagstone Patio

Flagstone patios are always a beautiful design. These heavy stones are definitely an installation job meant for professionals. There are a few downsides when it comes to having a flagstone patio. While they are a bit higher in price, if you are on a tight budget, you may want to consider other patio options within your budget. Another downside to having a flagstone patio is that these stones are weather-sensitive, meaning if it rains they will become slippery, and if it’s hot and sunny, the stones can burn the bottom of your feet. One of the major benefits is that  they are long-lasting. A flagstone design is just the ambiance you need to have a beautiful, long-lasting patio.

Concrete Patio

A concrete patio is arguably one of the most inexpensive options when it comes to patio installation. Not only is it long-lasting, it’s always extremely easy to maintain. The best way to maintain a concrete patio is to sweep it regularly and spray it with a power washer or a hose. Aside from its durability, it’s also extremely versatile as it comes in a variety of finishes and colors. The only real cons to this patio are the occasional chips and cracks and that wet concrete can get slippery, which greater the risks of tripping or slipping.

Gravel Patio

A gravel patio is also one of the most affordable patio options you can choose from. It is also one of the easiest patio installations available. One major benefit of having a gravel patio is that they won’t flood when it rains due because the water passes through the gravel and soaks directly into the ground, also saving your backyard from erosion. However, unlike your other patio options, there’s no uniform surface, leading to problems like sinking patio furniture. However, if you’re looking for an affordable, pretty patio, a gravel patio is a budget-friendly option.

Groff Landscape Design Will Take the Work of Patio Installation in Clifton, VA Out of Your Hands

When it comes to adding a patio to your landscape, there are many factors for you to consider. If you are a homeowner in Clifton, VA and are thinking of building a patio, hire experienced craftsmen who regularly perform efficient and quality patio installation services. Through open-collaboration and communication, Groff Landscape Design has the ability to personalize every detail of a client’s project. Our dedicated craftsmen can quickly and accurately complete your project to your exact specifications and are flexible enough to make changes for any adjustments as necessary.

Get started on your landscape project today. Contact us at (703) 999-8225 to begin constructing your new patio!