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Home & Commercial Paver Patio Designs To Consider

September 14, 2016 9:08 am
posted by procutlandscaping


If you’re looking to renovate a current patio installation or planning a new plot all together, you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from. When considering aspects like stone options, designs, sizing, and more, be sure to cover as many angles as possible and contact a local professional for help in planning.

Here we look at the steps towards choosing a new patio design.

1. Work Space

First and foremost is to determine where the installation will be going. Front yard or back yard? In place of a current patio or deck? A new plot entirely? Knowing your work spaces dimensions and any potential obstacles (trees, wiring, etc.), is the first step towards your end goal.

2. Choose Materials (Texture)

Paver Design Ideas Rockland NY

Paver Design Ideas Rockland NY

After you know where your patio will be built, you need to consider what materials or texture you prefer. There are a few different materials to choose from: smooth non-tumbled, tumbled/weathered, embossed (dimples and grooves on surface), tumbled & embossed, flagstone, and slate (to name a few). Determine what not only looks good with your landscape design and homes architecture, but is agreeable in terms of price and life time.

3. Choosing Color Schemes

After you’ve chose your materials you’ll need to decide on a color scheme. The most popular are typical earth based tons ranging from: sandstone, tan/buff/brown, cream/brown, grey/charcoal, terra-cotta/cream/brown, limestone, and grey/moss/charcoal. If you’re looking for a patio that complements your homes design, a good basic rule is to go with the stone coloring the same as that of your roof and/or shingles.

4. Style Of Stone

Paving stones are available in a wide array of styles and designs including: tile, antique cobble, brick, weathered stone, natural stone, bluestone, old world cobble, slate, flagstone, as well as special requests not listed here (speak with your landscape contractor).

5. Laying Pattern

Paver Patios Rockland NY

Paver Patios Rockland NY

When you’ve taken care of all the other 4 steps above, the final aspect to consider is the actual laying pattern of the paver stones. There are so many styles of stone and patterns that we’ll only look at the most popular here: Herringbone, Random Ashlar, Runner, and Random “I”.

This is the most basic things to consider whenever you’re looking at stone work for a patio or walkway. Be creative, design ideas can be as simple or as complex as you see fit. Possible combinations of designs may suit you best. For the best Paver Patios Rockland NY, look no further than 25 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


When To Repair Or Replace A Paver Patio

July 17, 2014 10:02 am
posted by procutlandscaping


Ssummer is moving right along and before we know it, it will be over! If you’re a home owner with a patio and backyard area you use regularly, you may be considering an update to your current set up before summer officially ends. Contractors are typically willing to offer better rates because of the season change and will be happy to have your business at the end of their busy season. But when is a repair worthwhile and when should you take the added step of a complete renovation? Here we’ll consider some options.

Paver Patios Rockland County NY

Paver Patios Rockland County NY

1. Cosmetic Damage

If your patios has some scuffs, cracks, or mildly broken stone work then you may not need an entire now installation. Cosmetic damage doesn’t effect the function or usability of the area but may be slightly off putting in terms of aesthetics. In this case some repairs can almost always fix the damage.

2. Structural Integrity Compromised

Here is where there are major crack and damages to the stone and any retaining walls surrounding your paver patio. This may be possible to be fixed or repaired by a local landscaping expert, but may indeed need a new installation to completely repair the area and make it 100% safe.

3. Broken & Unusable

Here is where you’ve either had walls collapse, patios cave in, or indeed crumble away due to the elements of weather and time. If there is major damage like this it’s important to get your local expert over to see what sort of clean-up will need to be completed before new construction can begin.

Having a great looking and functional patio doesn’t have to be too expensive and you have so many options to choose from when considering stone varieties, design varieties, and more. For the finest Paver Patios Rockland County NY, look no further than right here at Pro Cut Landscaping and get a free in-home consultation from our experienced team of over 25 years. 845-727-8815


Benefits Of A Paver Patio Pool Deck

May 7, 2014 9:20 am
posted by procutlandscaping


There is an ongoing debate in the pool patio world, which boils down to: “Which is better swimming pool patio material: stamped concrete or pavers?”. Here we’ll look at one answer to that question as we look at the benefits and popularity of patio pavers to consider for your pool area.

Pool Paver Patios Rockland County NY

Pool Paver Patios Rockland County NY

1. Longevity

One of the most clear benefits to using Pavers for your pool side patio is because of the fact that they are not concrete and will not crack if installed and maintained properly. This is a major advantage because once the patio is installed you don’t have to worry about major need for repairs or a new installation years from now, where as standard concrete will always crack over time.

2. Ease Of Access

As is common around pool areas, sometimes pipes and other aspects of the pool and filtration system will run underground around the pool area towards the home or elsewhere. If you have a concrete patio, getting under that ground to complete repairs is a major problem. Not only does the concrete need to be jack hammered out, but then has to be put back as a new laying. Pavers, on the other hand, offer the ease of access that comes with individual blocks being placed. Need to make a repair? They’re easy to remove and replace.

3. Anti-Slip Surface

Another advantage to pavers is that they are naturally not slippery (unless sealed) which is a very important aspect around a pool area where there is always water, and the potential of young children running around the area. Concrete on the other hand becomes anti-slip only if there are special pieces mixed in to the mix to keep it less slippery, no need for this when using pavers.

There are benefits to using either concrete or pavers for your pool side patio, but in terms of function and aesthetics pavers are typically more popular. For the finest in Pool Paver Patios Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


Choosing Stone Varieties For Your Walkways and Patios

May 8, 2013 4:56 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


If you’re looking to have a new walkway or patio installed, or looking to redesign or overhaul your current features, you’ll have a few different good looking and functional options to choose from when considering varieties of stone. Here we’ll look at some of the benefits and features of the most popular and common types of stone used in patio design and walkway development.

Patio Pavers Rockland NY

Patio Pavers Rockland County NY

1. Slate

Because slate is cut naturally there will almost always be some need to fit the pieces together, almost like a puzzle. This creates a good looking and natural feel to your walkway or patio, and it is important to discuss the quality of the slate with your local landscaper. Poor quality slate can chip and flake rather easily, so keep this in mind when planning.

2. Flagstone

Similarly to slate, flagstone is a natural stone that is used with patios and pavers. Possible shades or colors are red, blue, tan as it is quarried from sandstone, bluestone, and limestone. This natural stone can be manufactured for thickness and width, so discuss this with your landscaper.

3. Cobblestone

Cobblestone can add a classic look, or “old world” look to your patios and walkways. Available in a range of colors including shades of beige, red, blue, and more.

4. Marble

We’ve all seen famous historical statues and buildings made of marble, now you can add that to your homes look and feel today. Pavers designed from natural marble and shaped and cut into small sections or large tiles for outdoor walkways or flooring. They can also have different finishes like polished, buffed, or natural.

5. Granite

Similarly to marble, granite is a natural cut stone which can be used in large or small sections. Finish options are also available, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your local landscaper and see what suggestions they may have.

This is a short list of the stone options you’ll have when considering walkways or patio pavers. Knowing what will work best with your landscaping and what is the most suitable for your property doesn’t have to be difficult, so ask your local expert for some suggestions if you need them. For the best Patio Pavers Rockland NY, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping.