Hiring a pavestone patio contractor in Dallas will ensure your new patio will be level, usable, attractive and add value to your home. Pavestone in Dallas is a hardscape feature whether used for patios, pathways, walkways or retaining walls. Proper installation will ensure the new installation will remain attractive for years to come.
Installing Dallas pavestone is not an easy do-it-yourself project. The stones are not simply placed on a level part of the ground and called a “patio”. Doing that will result in an uneven surface within a few months as the ground is saturated with rain or affected by drought or cold.
Proper installation of paving stone requires significant preparation of the base on which the stones will be laid. A good pavestone contractor or installer will create a minimum 4 inches of road base and add one inch of masonry sand. The total excavation for Dallas paving stone (prior to placing any stones) is a minimum 7-8 inches.
When you consider excavating the dirt and replacing it with base material and sand you would see what a huge project this can be. For an 1,100 square patio you would be removing over 20 cubic yards of dirt which would be 3 or more dump truck loads. If you are removing an old concrete patio to replace it with new pavers, clearly this is not an easy weekend project. Many homeowners start pavestone projects without an understanding of the potential difficulty or requirements of the project.
The average homeowner has the skills necessary to cut the stone to shape and to design a simple patio made of Dallas paving stone. If you need steps added, slopes considered or edging that will hold the paved installation securely in place without shifting, chances are you should be hiring a pavestone patio contractor in Dallas.
When you ask for bids, be certain the contractors are making quotes on the same pavestone and that you specify the base and any other materials you think are necessary. There are many shapes and colors of pavestone available. Every local market has variations in pricing which is to be expected. When requesting bids to hire a pavestone contractor in Dallas it is wise to specify the exact stone and products you require and also ask the contractors for recommendations of alternate products if the bids received are higher than you expected.