Building A Patio With The Pavers Portland OR Has

Posted on: 10 January 2014

A bare cement pad only has so much charm. In fact, there are those who would say that a bare, gray cement pad has no charm. Still, it is easy to pour a pad for a patio using cement. You need to make sure that you make the right measurements, that you build your forms properly, and that you call in for the right amount of cement. Once you pour the cement into your forms, you have to move quickly in order to shape your cement properly before it sets up. While you can create a solid, functional patio with cement, you should also consider making a patio with pavers. With the right design and the right pavers, you can create a patio with more personality than you would get with a cement patio. If you want to see what can be done with pavers, you just need to talk to someone who works making patios from pavers Portland OR can be proud of. The first step in any project involving pavers is to level the area you are working with. If you don't properly level the area for your patio, you will end up with a wavy patio that can create a tripping hazard. A professional who makes patios from the pavers Portland OR has can give you advice for how to level your patio. The general technique involves putting down a layer of sand and using a level to smooth out high and low spots in your patio area. The professional pavers Portland OR has can work with many different types of paving materials including pavers. They can tell you, before you start putting down pavers, you need to put down a weed barrier. Unlike a concrete pad, which will be solid, a patio made from pavers will have cracks between each paver. Some people might want to fill these cracks with thyme or another aromatic plant. Thyme is nice because when you step on the thyme, it releases a nice odor. If you buy the right type of thyme, you should not have to worry about killing it with foot traffic. If you use thyme, you still have to worry that weeds can get down in the cracks in your pavers and crowd out your thyme. Thus, many people prefer to just put down a weed barrier to prevent any plants from taking root before they continue with a paver project. Once you have your weed barrier down, you can begin to put down your pavers. You need to make sure that you have a clear idea of what your pattern will be and that you have the right pavers to create your pattern before you begin. The professional pavers Portland OR claims can give you advice about where to start laying pavers to make sure that you end up with a good-looking patio. You will need a masonry chisel to shape pavers to fit at the edges of your patio, but as long as you have the right tools, laying pavers is not horribly difficult. Once you finish laying your pavers, you need to sweep sand into the cracks between the pavers in your patio. You then should go over your whole patio with a compactor to make sure everything fits neat and tight. If you don't feel up to the challenge of making your own patio with pavers, you can always hire a professional, like one from Hals Construction, to install your patio for you. Either way you should end up with a patio that you enjoy spending time on. You should also end up with a patio that has personality. When you compare a bare cement patio to a patio made from pavers, there really is no comparison.