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Why Chicagoland home owners chose a paver patio!

If you’re located in the Chicagoland area and looking for a paver patio contractor Archadeck of Chicagoland is here to help! patio

Paver patio contractors are not one and the same. Because paver patios allow you to fully customize your outdoor living space, it’s important to find a contractor that works with you when designing your patio. Paver patios are a huge hit in the Chicagoland area due to their look and their benefits.

Let’s get into the details of why a paver patio is a great choice for you.


Pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. When designing your patio you are able to color match the pavers to your home and outdoor space. When deciding on the size of your pavers, it’s important to consider the look that you’re going for. Smaller pavers provide a much different look than large set pavers. Clients typically mix paver styles, colors, and sizes to create a custom space that doesn’t blend together. Common design features include; a soldiers course to outline the patio, an inset circle to create shape in the patio, and contrasting colors to add a pop of color to the space. Of course, designing your patio is completely up to your preferences!

Free Form Shapes

Patios are able to be designed in free-form shapes, meaning they can flow with the shape of your yard, unlike a deck. Rather than having squared-off or sharp edges, paver patios can be rounded and curved. A common shape homeowners chose for their patio is a bean shape with provides two areas of curvature to flow with the shape of their backyard. Most yards aren’t a perfect square so it’s a benefit to be able to design a patio that fits your space and will complement your home.


Pavers are a durable option for your outdoor living space. They are made of concrete blocks and are less prone to cracking or splitting, unlike concrete. Because pavers are able to withstand weather conditions, they make a great choice in the Chicagoland area.


Pavers are a low-maintenance material. They don’t require annual maintenance, it’s recommended to re-sand your patio every 5-7 years depending on your preference. Simply sweep off the debris and occasionally hose down the patio from dirt.


Patios are built on the ground, they offer a flat service to enjoy quality time with your family. Unlike a deck that is raised in the air, a patio is going to give you privacy because you won’t be showcased in the air to the neighbors. Many homeowners like the idea of being level to their yard and their patio doors.

Grill Surrounds/Built-in Grill

Designing your patio to accommodate your grill is another great benefit of building a paver patio. Grill surrounds provide a dedicated spot for your grill and other BBQ equipment. Grill surrounds also offer counter space to place grilling tools, food, cooking utensils, and more.

Fire Features

A majority of homeowners build a paver patio because they want to include some kind of fire feature. Fire pits, fire tables, and fireplaces are some of the features that sell a paver patio in the Chicagoland area. They add warmth to the space and create a separate functional area that allows more intimate conversation and later nights.

Seat Walls/Pillars

One feature homeowners like about paver patios is the ability to design seat walls and pillars. These are two design features that offer functionality and an elevated look to the patio. Seat walls are great around fire pits to create extra seating and space to place food or drinks. Pillars add a grand look to the patio and offer another spot to set down food or drink.

Is a paver patio the right choice for you?

Paver patios are a great option for homeowners who are looking for a low-maintenance, durable, and long-lasting outdoor living space.

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