Chicago and Suburban Brick Paver Installation – Fabulous Looking and Durable
One of the main reasons why most people — no matter how hands-on they are — turn to the professionals when thinking about installing pavers for their patio or driveway is because of the intensive processes involved. It may not look all that complex once it’s complete, but as this is generally a high traffic area, it’s important that everything is installed correctly the first time, or else it could come apart at the seams. Below, we’re going to discuss the installation process for brick pavers in the Chicagoland area.
Installing Brick Pavers in Your Driveway or Patio
Installing brick pavers for your backyard patio or driveway generally tends to be a big job that takes up a large area on your property. So, the first thing you’ll want to determine is how large the paver area should be. The size of the property will help you determine this to a degree. However, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind here — how many guests would you like to be able to have on your patio at one time? How many cars would you like to be able to park in the driveway at once? Your choices here all depend on your specific living situation. However, when it comes to a brick paver patio, in most cases, it should be at least 30 sq. ft.
The Design of Your Brick Paver Patio and/or Driveway
This design step is vitally important, as you’ll want to take the entire property into consideration. Patio and driveway designs should complement and flow well with the rest of the home — they should not be thought of as separate entities. When it comes to the style of brick pavers you decide to go with, the materials, colors, and textures found outside your Chicagoland home should be used to influence your decision. Homes with cedar and other wood sidings, for example, often look stunning with sand molded brick.
Will the patio design incorporate space for a BBQ, or perhaps the homeowner wants this to be built-in? The brick pavers that are used for the patio may also be incorporated into the BBQ design. Do they want to hang a hammock, use the patio for potting, or have a built-in firepit? All of these factors and more are relevant to the patio design. Once this has all been discussed and agreed upon, the landscaper can break ground.
The brick paver patio and/or driveway need to be constructed so that it does not interfere with windows, doors, outlets, electricity or utility wires, pipes, etc. The plot also needs to be marked, and the area needs to be graded, staked, compacted, leveled, and much more.
Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? That’s okay, because the professionals at Via Galante Cement Contractors are here to help make the process as stress-free as possible. With a wide range of materials and styles to choose from, we can help you find the perfect option that blends seamlessly with the rest of your home.
Professional Brick Paving Services in Chicago and the Suburbs
If you are looking for a professional brick paver installation service in the Chicagoland area, contact the experts at Via Galante Cement Contractors. We specialize in all types of concrete work, driveways, stairs, garage floors, stamped concrete, sidewalks, foundations, and also brick paver installations.
As a family owned and operated company with over 25 years of experience, we guarantee exceptional results and fair prices. Give us a call today at (773) 589-9893 or send us an email at [email protected] to learn more about our brick paving services in Chicago and the surrounding areas.