Brick Patio Options


A brick patio combines symmetry with color and texture. Brick pavers can be aligned next to one another or can be laid out in a staggered formation. Pavers can also incorporate a geometric shape. Choose a patio design for your residential property and select the manner in which the bricks will be laid out. 

Brick Products

Bricks are classic materials that will complement potted flowers, outdoor furnishings, and personal possessions that will be stored on top of a brick patio. Some brick layers may use a combination of smooth and textured bricks to design a patio. A tumbled brick is one that endures a weathering process.

A tumbler is used to rough up the edges and each side of a brick. This provides a brick with unique variations that differ from a standard brick's characteristics. A straight-edged brick contains 90-degree edges. Straight-edged bricks will fit neatly together. An adhesive or cement can be used to attach brick pieces. If a consumer prefers brick surfaces that are relatively smooth, interlocking brick pavers can be used to form a patio.

The Height And The Shape

A patio can be slightly-elevated or lay flush with the ground. If a patio is going to be installed in an area where drainage issues could be a concern, a landscaping team may lay down some drain pipes and use thick brick pieces that will be located at a higher level than the ground's surface. If a patio is going to be intertwined with the design of a yard, a property owner may prefer a thinner brick style.

Natural-colored bricks will be complementary to organic materials that will surround a patio. Various pigments are used to provide bricks with brown, grey, and red hues. A patio installer can add a railing, steps, or bench seating to a new patio. These additions will make a brick patio easy to access and accommodating to those who will be spending time on it. The shape of a patio can be round, rectangular, or square.

Brick pieces that are the same length, width, and thickness will be easy to work with. A pattern can be attained, either by using various brick colors or by laying bricks out in a specific manner. Experimenting with various color combinations and layouts will aid with choosing a distinct shape and layout that will be complementary. After bricks have been installed, a landscaping contractor may apply a sealant to protect the surface of the bricks.

To find out more, contact a company like KeyStone Pavers & Asphalt LLC.


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