You’re ready to turn your outdoor area into a haven, a place to relax after a long day or to enjoy the outdoors during the warmer Indiana months. You’ve been planning your patio area in your mind, and you’ve had your eye on pavers. However, the more you do your research, the more you realize that not all pavers are alike. Well, before you purchase your supplies, let our team here at Garrity Stone, Inc. pass along a few pro tips.
1. Research your options.
Each homeowner is a bit different. What you envision for your patio may not be what your neighbor has in mind. Therefore, spend some time reading about the pros and cons of each type of patio stone. We recommend that you include concrete, flagstone, and brick in your research, although you’re likely to find even more options out there. These stones just happen to be some of the most common.
2. Factor in durability.
Want a stone material that will stand the test of time? Be sure to research all your patio stone paver options. In our experience, flagstone pavers come highly rated in durability because they’re able to withstand the drastic changes in Indiana weather.
3. Be selective.
You want to have options when it comes to finding quality stones. Don’t assume your local Indianapolis home improvement store will have the best stone materials. To really get the best rock options, come to a stone material expert like Garrity Stone that has four acres worth of rock, aggregates, and other materials from which to choose. That way, you can choose just the right stone product.
4. Don’t forget curb appeal.
For a traditional look, you may want to consider brick or concrete. However, if you’re looking to make a statement, recycled materials or flagstone are great options. Whatever you choose, find a material that complements the design style of your home.
5. Count the cost.
Some stones are more costly. If you want to save money, then you may want to go the brick or concrete paver route. Flagstone will cost you more, but we will let you decide whether it’s worth the extra dollars.
6. Consider delivery options.
You may not have the right vehicle to get your stones where you need to go. Another consideration is whether the stone supplier offers delivery. At Garrity Stone, we have delivery throughout Fishers, Indianapolis, Carmel, and the rest of the state of Indiana. That’s convenience you just can’t find everywhere.
Find Out More
Want to get an estimate or see our stone paver options for yourself? Stop by Garrity Stone, Inc.’s Indianapolis location on Ritter Avenue, just south of Massachusetts Avenue, or contact us anytime at (317) 546-0893.
Noughey, Andrea Nordstrom. “Your Guide to Choosing Patio Stones.” Web blog. Houselogic.com. Web. 20 September. 2017.
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