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Tips From a Masonry Supply for Choosing the Right Patio Pavers for Your Project in the York, PA, Area

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As you start preparing for your upcoming York, PA, paver patio project, you will need to select the right pavers for the job. Here are some tips to help you choose the right pavers for your project:

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As you start preparing for your upcoming York, PA, paver patio project, you will need to select the right pavers for the job. With so many styles, colors, shapes, and sizes, choosing the right type for the job from the masonry supply may take awhile. You want to pick the patio pavers that will make your customer happy on the day the project is complete and years from now. Here are some tips to help you choose the right pavers for your project:

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Consider the Space

As you survey the pavers selection at your masonry supply, consider the space where the new patio will go. The shape of the pavers may be limited if the space is tight—for example, a herringbone pattern of small rectangular pavers may be more ideal for a smaller space than evenly spaced, large-format pavers that are usually best used in an expansive area.

Identify the Home Design

When choosing pavers, also consider the design of the home’s exterior, if you want to achieve a cohesive or at least complementary aesthetic. If the house has a modern feel to it, then you may want the patio to correspond with this style (i.e., larger, sleek pavers), or a house that is more classic in design may be accommodated nicely by a patio constructed of cobblestone pavers.

Consider the Style

What other landscape features are you implementing, and how will they tie in visually with the patio pavers? Maybe the pavers have a similar color or texture as these other features, such as retaining walls, an outdoor kitchen, or a backyard fire pit.

Keep Water Concerns in Mind

You may also want to consider permeable pavers, if pooling water is a potential concern or if the patio is part of a poolscape, where water is bound to be a common presence. By allowing water to seep through to the soil consistently and regularly, this type of paver is often preferred for being more environmentally friendly (less strain on storm water systems) and contributing to less slippery surfaces (especially helpful in the winter). You could also focus your choice on non-slip pavers or simply choose textured pavers that naturally have non-slip characteristics.

Consider the Natural Landscape

When you choose pavers for the patio project, consider the natural landscape surrounding the home. Do you want to keep the pavers natural in color tone and material type, or should the paver patio stand out a bit among the surrounding trees, garden areas, and other natural elements? If the paver patio is to blend in nicely with the surrounding natural elements, you may want to choose pavers that consist of more natural color tones and will blend well with the outdoor area surrounding the patio.

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