Many homeowners want the beauty and low maintenance that comes with a well laid patio. For a project that will look good long into the future, turn to the professional installers of Atlanta patios. Do the job the right way, the first time and enjoy your patio for decades.
Once you’ve chosen the size, shape and materials of your Atlanta patio, the real work can begin. Remember that in order for patios to look good for years they need a solid, well laid base or foundation. Often the foundation is a mixture of sand and cement, with a good gravel base for drainage. Limestone dust is available as well, but is generally used for smaller applications. The base acts as a mortar, holding the patio stones in place and allowing them to settle with stability.
If the base underneath your patio is not level, with proper thickness and mixture, your patio will end up heaving, popping and generally becoming unusable over time. The intent of a good patio is to create an even surface that does not allow weeds, small animals or even insects through. While it may not have quite the same strength or durability, think of it like an exterior floor.
Depending on the patio material, you may need grout applied between the stones. This can be sand, stone dust or even traditional mortar (in the case of brick paving projects). Without the proper application of this grout, your patio will end up being a mess and the weather will be able to wear it down faster. At times, a sealer is also applied over the stones (in the case of granite) and that should definitely be done by a professional.
With professionally built patios in Atlanta, incredible features can be incorporated right into your design. Outdoor kitchens, seating and retaining walls can all become part of the overall plan. This will ensure that your patio gives your yard optimum function and beauty. Homeowners may not have the equipment, time and expertise to do larger, more intricate patio projects properly. Build it all and build it right the first time with a professional.
Whether your Atlanta patio project is simple or involved, a design and build company can lend you expertise, advice and quality materials and workmanship. You will be able to leave the heavy lifting and sensitive placement to them, freeing your family up to truly enjoy the patio once completed. EnhanceScape’s experience with many unique Atlanta patios has made them a leader in the industry – put them to work and install the highest quality patio in your yard.