Hillsborough County’s Premier Patio Installer
Affordablepatio.com is Hillsborough County’s Premier Patio Installer. We typically work with Flagstone and Belgard Paving Stones, but utilize other great materials as well to ensure your patio project turns out the way you want and lasts for many decades to come. All of our patio installations are installed to manufacturer specs, which are provided to you below. The reason we are trusted as a Tampa Bay’s masonry contractor is because we pride ourselves on educating our customers and providing the utmost value to this experience. We have been installing paver patios across Hillsborough County for the last 15 years, which amounts to more than 2,000 patios!
Here at affordablepatio.com, one of our core values is transparency. It is our mission to ensure that our clients understand the installation process, pricing, and the logistics behind every patio project. To learn more, check out the page below, where we have provided you with some information and pricing on a few of our patio installation projects that we offer in Hillsborough County.
How Much Does a Paver Patio Cost?
What’s under our Patios?
We install our patios to manufacture specs. 2-4” of crushed concrete base, compacted with a gas powered plate compactor followed by a ¼” of fine mason sand for the leveling process. Next step is paver installation, concreting edges in, and lastly poly sanding the joints of your new patio. (more detailed info provided below)
Setting Heights Based off the Grade of Your Property
Excavation, Removal of Soil or Debris in the Area of Your New Paver Project
Now that the heights are set the crew can start to excavate. From the height of our stringline we dig down 5-7 inches. All the soil we excavate will be carted away. With that complete and all the soil removed, the crew will check one last time to confirm their heights and then start compacting the ground. This will help prevent settling.
Setting Up Forms & Installing Subbase
Setting Up to Install Pavers
Final Stages to Paver Construction
What we do next is add a concrete edge to the perimeter of the patio that is exposed. This concrete edge is a restraint and keeps the pavers from shifting out of place. The concrete is set about 1 inch below the top of the paver and then gets covered by topsoil.
To fill in all the joints between the pavers we use sand. This process is where we sweep the sand into the joints and after proper installation and adding water the sand will set to a hard finish. Ultimately locking out weeds and helping keep the pavers together.
You may say to yourself that you love the way the colors look when the patio is wet. There are sealers that can leave the pavers with that look.
Sealing your pavers will also seal the sand that is in between the joints, preventing it from coming out of the joints.