Indiana residents enjoy spending summer evenings outside: making dinner on the grill, watching the kids play in the backyard, or enjoying a cold drink with a neighbor. Building a stone paver patio can enhance any outdoor space, making your summer nights that much more relaxing and enjoyable. In case you’re considering building your own outdoor patio, here are some tips on how to create your backyard oasis using stone pavers.
While many Indianapolis residents opt to build their own patios, you will want to make sure you do your research ahead of time. You can find many different ways to build a paver patio. Below are a few links, giving you some basic ideas on how you might complete your patio:
- Quickrete’s “How to Build a Paver Patio” video
- DIY Network “How to Build a Stone Paver Patio”
- HGTV.com “How To: Building a Patio with Pavers”
You can also talk to a local contractor or friend with patio-building experience. Garrity Stone Inc. recommends that you not try to tackle this project on your own, since it can be very time-consuming and labor-intensive.
The specific dimensions or quantities of materials may depend on the type of patio you decide to build. However, one material you can be certain you will need is stone pavers. Be sure to take some time to select pavers that are high quality and accent the natural features of your home. If you need help selecting just the right stone pavers, talk to the Indianapolis stone professionals at Garrity Stone, Inc.
Additionally, you will likely need to have some of the following tools handy: shovels, rakes, wheelbarrow, hammer, gloves, rubber mallet, safety goggles, pry bar, framing square, measuring tape, utility knife, tamper, and reciprocating saw. You may want to consider borrowing tools you do not own so you don’t have to spend the extra money.
For the very best pavers for your patio project, contact Garrity Stone, Inc. at 317-546-0893. Garrity Stone, Inc. is a locally owned and operated business that offers delivery options throughout the state of Indiana.