Presscrete - Patios Installed in Surbiton, Surrey
Here at Presscrete we having been installing patios for over 37 years throughout Surbiton and Surrey. When it comes to patios, there are few things to take into consideration. With Presscrete, we can be with you every step of the way in order to make sure that you know exactly the kind of patio you are looking for, and then install your patio to a professional standard.
Why should you get a patio installed?
There are many reasons why people all over Britain are getting patios. Not only are they relatively cheap, but they also are highly durable and require very little maintenance. As a result, patios have a long life span, saving you money on any repairs or reworks that you would have to normally make to a weaker structure, such as decking.
If you are looking to have a patio installed, you should first consider the lay of your land, and the types of stone which you want to use. Firstly, if your garden is uneven, you will need to look at having a level foundation created in order for the patio to be installed. Whilst foundation levelling can be expensive, uneven ground can cause the flags to crack over time meaning that they will need to be replaced which would cost more money in the long run.
What type of stone should I use for my new patio?
Secondly, it is vital that you carefully think about what type of stone you would like to use. Certain types of stone require more maintenance than others. For example, brick paving is highly porous which means that it retains water, which can cause weather damage to your patio, particularly if you live in a very cold climate. This means that you will have to regularly replace the paving bricks in order to make sure that no lasting damage is made to the patio. On the other hand, natural stone is far more durable, but more expensive at that. As the stones are all of different sizes and thickness, they must be first laid down and then the ground below them must be altered to make sure that the patio is level. As such, a natural stone patio takes longer to create and therefore has a greater cost than a brick patio.
If you are looking to have a patio installed in Surbiton, Surrey, give Presscrete a call on 07889362670 or 02083902767, or leave us a message on our contact page.