If you love a great patio and want to embrace low-maintenance outdoor living … you’ll be thrilled to know a paver patio is a low-maintenance structure! Pair it with a composite or synthetic deck and you’ll have the ultimate low-maintenance outdoor living space combination.
So many people automatically think only of decks when they hear the term “low maintenance” mentioned in the context of outdoor lifestyles. And yes, we design and build amazing low-maintenance decks here at Archadeck of Nashville. We are not going to discourage you from adding a new composite or PVC deck to your home. But if you are wistfully thinking you will have to get a deck rather than a patio to fulfill your low-maintenance dream, think again! A paver patio might be your surprise gateway to the low-maintenance lifestyle.
What Low-maintenance Benefits Do Paver Patios Offer?
First, what does “low maintenance” actually mean? How low is low-maintenance? You could flip that question around and ask, how much work is too much when it comes to taking care of a patio?
As we tell our deck clients, “low maintenance” does not mean “no maintenance.” This is true for patios as well. We usually take “low maintenance” to mean something that requires less maintenance than the alternative. In the context of outdoor living structures, it’s the wood deck that gets pegged as high maintenance. In comparison, Nashville paver patios are certainly a breeze to take care of!
Most of the time, all you need to do to keep your paver patio looking great is sweep it, blow debris away or hose it off. How often depends on how much debris your patio collects, including leaves. There will be dust that you can’t necessarily see, so if you hose down the patio periodically, you prevent dust and soil buildup, too. Whether you sweep or blow it once a day or once a week, a paver patio is much less labor intensive than a wood deck. Even better, it will keep its good looks far longer.
Why Should I Add a Paver Patio to my Outdoor Living Area?
Now that you know paver patios are an excellent low-maintenance option … are you looking for more reasons to add a patio at your Nashville-area home? Paver patios are aesthetically pleasing, and that’s a huge reason our clients choose them. Pavers are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures. They’re quite versatile and extremely durable.
Once you select your pavers, we can design additional hardscapes with matching blocks, and the effects can be stunning. Hardscapes to complement your patio might include steps, seating walls, a retaining wall, planters, pillars or even a fire pit made with pavers. The combination of pavers and matching “wall blocks” can create a majestic effect.
At Archadeck of Nashville, we have seen paver patios increase in popularity here over the years, especially recently. Many homeowners choose a patio if they only have room or budget for one outdoor living structure. A patio may take less time to build than other structures (such as porches and outdoor rooms). That’s certainly another reason to select a paver patio if you only want one outdoor structure.
Customers sometimes ask us if a paver patio might increase the value of their home. If you want to know more about the potential return on a patio investment, see Will Adding a Paver Patio Add Value to my Nashville-area Home? Many clients tell us they are more interested in maximizing their enjoyment of the outdoors, at home, than in a paver patio’s ROI. You can’t put a price tag on the role your new patio can play in enhancing your family’s outdoor lifestyle.
A patio is the perfect place to relax and let your cares drift away, and patios are fabulous for outdoor entertaining as well. Our clients who want a more complex outdoor living space with increased functionality and multiple structures tend to gravitate toward deck-and-patio combination projects.
With a beautiful Archadeck of Nashville paver patio, alone or in combination with other outdoor structures, you will be the envy of the neighborhood!
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How Do I Find the Right Contractor to Design and Build my Paver Patio?
Of course, who else would you call but Archadeck of Nashville? We are an ICPI Certified Paver Patio Installer. Not everyone is familiar with ICPI, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, but that certification is important. It means we have had specialized training and are exceptionally qualified to design your new patio and install it correctly.
Learn more: Archadeck of Nashville Is Your ICPI Certified Paver Patio Installer
Working with us as your patio builder, you will not need to worry about incorrect installation and the problems that can cause. Archadeck’s Beautiful Nashville Patios Are Patios Done Right.
In addition to our certification as ICPI-certified paver patio installers, you have another excellent reason to choose Archadeck as your Nashville patio contractor. Not only do we specialize in paver patios, we also specialize in decks and other outdoor living structures. You won’t find another Nashville-area patio builder as qualified as we are to build a harmonious deck and patio combination! Archadeck of Nashville is a patio expert who also builds top-quality decks, and a deck expert who also builds top-quality patios. You can’t go wrong here!
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We specialize in Belgard pavers, but we will build using another medium if you prefer. We have found Belgard products to be reliable, durable and absolutely beautiful. The variety of paver styles they offer has inspired many of our patio and hardscape designs. Note that each paver manufacturer may have their own recommendations about how to keep your patio looking beautiful over time. Belgard suggests seasonal cleaning each spring with a coarse-bristle broom and mild paver cleaner. They also suggest sealing a paver patio every three to five years to keep it looking its best. Yes, we still consider that amount of work to be low-maintenance! Compared to the effort involved in wood deck upkeep, Belgard’s cleaning and sealing recommendations are minimal.
Whether you want to add a stand-alone patio or a patio and deck combination, we would love to design and build your project. Why wait? Contact Archadeck of Nashville today to schedule a design consultation for your new or expanded outdoor living space.