Paver Patio Installation FAQ

Paver patios have several benefits over other types of patios, such as concrete patios, that include the following:

  • Aesthetics: Brick pavers are available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles which gives homeowners a lot of freedom when it comes to the aesthetic of their patio. Homeowners can choose colors that match the exterior of their home and other outdoor spaces, and even choose pavers in multiple colors to create patterns. 
  • Durability: Brick pavers are interlocking which means that they fit and lock together like puzzle pieces. The interlocking pavers create a surface that is stronger than concrete slabs which are more prone to cracking and breaking.  Brick pavers are also treated with surface coatings that help prevent dirt buildup, stains, and weathering.
  • Low maintenance: Brick pavers are low maintenance and can be kept looking their best with annual washing. If a paver is broken, it can simply be replaced. 
  • Longer warranty: The brick pavers offered by Pavestone have a longer warranty than you will get with other patio materials.
  • More outdoor living options: With brick pavers available in many different styles, sizes, shapes, and colors, you have seemingly endless options to create a unique patio.

On average, brick paver patios can be installed in about 2-5 days.  Larger patios and patios with more complex designs and features such as retaining walls, steps, and pillars may take several days longer to install.

It is best to hire a professional to install paver patios because they have the expertise and experience to provide a proper installation.  Our professional installers at Pavestone will take care of the following for your paver patio installation:

  • Patio design: We will first work with you to choose your pavers and design your patio. Your design will be created into a 3D model so you can see what the final product will look like.
  • Proper installation: Our professionals will manage every part of the installation including the digging and creation of the base for the pavers and ensure proper pitch for effective drainage.
  • Longevity: Having your paver patio properly installed by a professional will help it last longer.
  • Craftsmanship: Our professionals can provide an expert level of craftsmanship which maximizes the appearance and longevity of your patio.
  • Scheduling/ timing: We will create a schedule for your patio installation to ensure that your patio is installed in a timely manner.

The cost of installing a paver patio is determined by the size and design of the patio, the pavers used, and the time it takes to complete the installation.  On average, paver patio installations cost $8-25K.

Paver patios are easy to maintain, and they are constructed to need very little maintenance. It is recommended that you clean your paver patio once a year with a mild, plant safe detergent to remove dirt buildup and debris.  Do not use a power washer because this could damage the sand between the pavers.  A garden hose should work just fine.

If installed correctly, paver patios can withstand weather conditions including rain, wind, and snow and ice.  Brick pavers are treated with surface coatings that prevent dirt buildup and protect them from harsh conditions.  They are also pitched properly to allow for effective drainage, and you can even choose to use permeable brick pavers that allow rainwater to drain to the soil underneath the pavers.

No, this is not possible because the concrete patio can crack and buckle under the brick pavers which makes it impossible to repair broken pavers.  It is best to have the existing concrete patio removed completely and install the new paver patio in its place.

Pavers can last for 20-30 years if they receive proper maintenance.

There are plenty of options for the design of a paver patio, including the color, shape, size, and design of the brick pavers themselves, the patterns and arrangements of the pavers, and additional features such as steps or retaining walls.

Yes, brick pavers can be used for many different outdoor projects including walkways, driveways, retaining walls, stoops and steps, and outdoor kitchen features.  Our professionals at Pavestone can help you design and install any of these outdoor features using highly durable, low maintenance brick pavers.

Brick and stone pavers are both excellent options for patios because both pavers are durable and available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and styles which gives you a lot of creative freedom with designing your patio.

Brick pavers are manufactured by mixing clay with sand and lime and they are fired and glazed to create the final product.  They come in many colors, shapes, and styles and can be arranged to create unique patterns.  You can also build features like walls, steps, pillars, and plant beds with brick pavers.  Brick patios are durable but must be flat and level, so they are safe for walking.

Stone pavers can be made from various natural stones such as sandstone, granite, and limestone and they come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures.  You also have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to building stone patios and unlike brick pavers, natural stone pavers are not uniform in size, resulting in a unique aesthetic.

Brick Paver Patios


  • Highly durable and long-lasting
  • Come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles
  • Resistant to seasonal changes
  • Resistant to dirt, weather, and stains
  • Can handle heavy loads from vehicles and outdoor furniture
  • Low maintenance


  • Take longer to install than concrete patios
  • Installation may cost more than other materials
  • Weeds can grow in between the pavers over time

Stone Paver Patios


  • Highly durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Available in wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Natural beauty
  • High resale value


  • May peel and crack over time
  • Cannot support the weight of vehicles
  • Can be damaged by ice melt salt
  • Stone pavers and the installation can be expensive

A permit is required to build a patio.  Our professionals at Pavestone will obtain the necessary permits before beginning any installation work.

The amount of time it takes to complete the installation of a patio depends on many factors.  The following are general timelines for the completion of a patio:

  • Small, basic patios with no extra features can take about 1 week to complete.
  • Larger patios that incorporate features like walls and pillars and have a couple of different designs can take 3-4 weeks.
  • High-end patios that use more expensive materials and include custom additions and upgrades can take up to 6 weeks.

The following factors affect the time it takes to complete a patio installation:

  • Size: Smaller patios can be installed in less time.
  • Materials: Concrete can be poured in less time than it takes to lay and set brick pavers and natural stone.
  • Complexity: Using multiple styles and colors of natural stone or brick pavers to incorporate different designs will take longer to install.
  • Project site: The flatter the ground, the quicker and easier the installation will be.
  • Additions and upgrades: Adding additional features like retaining walls, pillars, and firepits will add more time to the installation process.
  • Weather and other obstacles: Poor weather and unforeseen obstacles like thick roots can delay the installation.

Natural stone and brick paver patios are relatively low maintenance, but there are some tasks you should do to keep it clean.  Doing the following will help you clean your patio and keep it looking its best:

  • Sweep: Sweeping your patio to remove debris like dirt and leaves will help prevent mold and mildew and reduce the likelihood of scratches to the stone or brick. You should sweep the patio at least once each week to keep it free of debris.
  • Move furniture: If you have furniture on your patio, move it around slightly every few days. If the furniture sits in the same spot the entire season, mold, mildew, and dirt can gather under the furniture and stain the patio.
  • Wash the patio: Patios made from natural stone and brick pavers can be cleaned using warm water and a mild soap. You can choose to use a pressure washer, but you must use it at the lowest setting and ensure that there are at least several feet of space between the wand and the surface.  Using a pressure washer on too high of a setting can chip natural stone and bricks.  Using a long-handled brush and bucket of soapy water is a safer way to clean the patio.  You can rinse the patio with your garden hose.  You should wash your patio once each month.
  • Seal the patio: Sealing brick and natural stone patios will help prevent dirt buildup and stains and make it easier to clean. You should consider having your patio professionally sealed once each year.

Natural stone and brick pavers are chosen for patios not only because of their appearance, but also because they are highly durable.  However, patio pavers are not invincible as they can become damaged or worn out over time.  The following are signs that your patio pavers may need to be repaired or replaced:

  • Cracks or chips in the pavers
  • Signs of wear and tear, discoloration, and stains
  • Missing pavers
  • Uneven surface
  • Water pooling on the surface

If you notice one of these issues with your paver patio, call Pavestone for repair and maintenance services before the damage gets worse.  You can also help prevent damage to your patio with these tips:

  • Seal the patio
  • Sweep the patio regularly to remove dirt and debris
  • Clean the patio using soapy water
  • Repair or replace broken pavers
  • Do not use furniture or equipment that could scratch or damage the pavers

It is important for natural stone and brick paver patios to be able to drain water effectively.  Pooling water on the patio surface makes them unsafe and can lead to staining and mold or mildew growth.  When installing a new patio, you should consider the following to ensure proper drainage:

  • The patio surface should be as even as possible, but a slight slope away from the home may be necessary to prevent draining water from rushing towards your home.
  • Use a lot of base materials such as crushed rock that allows water to drain through.
  • You can consider installing a pipe drainage system under the patio or an above ground channel drain to bring water away from the patio and drain it at a safe distance.
  • Pavestone offers permeable pavers that allow water to drain through them and the base material to the soil underneath.

One of the biggest advantages to building a patio using natural stone and brick pavers is the virtually unlimited creative freedom.  There are a wide range of styles, colors, and shapes, of natural stone and brick pavers available and they can be used together and arranged in any pattern to create truly unique designs.

You can choose different styles and colors of brick pavers that can be arranged to create interesting patterns.  You can also mix natural stone and brick pavers together to create more complex designs.  If you add features such as retaining walls, pillars, and steps, you can use one type of paver for the patio surface and the other type for the features.

You can talk to our design experts at Pavestone to further define your vision and choose the right type of pavers to create an impressive, unique patio surface.

At Pavestone, we offer a 5-year unconditional guarantee on all labor provided, including patio installations and repair.  As a Unilock and Rochester Authorized Contractor, we can guarantee that patio installations are done according to the manufacturer’s specifications.  Many of the pavers we use also come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Before you start building your patio, create a blueprint for your project and check with your local building authority for any building permits you may need.  Our professionals at Pavestone will obtain the necessary permits for you to build your patio.

Natural stone and brick paver patios can be installed in just about any type of weather as long as the temperatures are not hot or cold enough to affect the setting of the mortar.  It is not recommended to install patios if it is raining, or the ground is wet.

Winter is considered a good time to install a patio as the lawn and surrounding landscape are dormant.  Installing a patio in the spring or summer could negatively impact the lawn and surrounding plants.

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We just had our old concrete patio replaced with a beautiful paver patio and we LOVE it! We used Mario who was wonderful, and I would highly recommend! He was extremely responsive to our phone calls and questions and everyone we worked with was extremely professional. Mario sat with me for over an hour as we made our decision on the perfect stones to match our yard and the siding and roof, and when it came time to do the installation, the staff couldn’t have been nicer and efficient! We love our patio so much and had such a great experience that we want to add on a fire pit, seating area, and built in grill for next year!

Nicole Leon

Ricky and his crew truly delivered. From the planning stages through completion Ricky was responsive, timely and gave us a clear expectation of all aspects of the project. The project started on time and finished on schedule. The installation crew did a great job making sure everything was done right and kept everything as clean and organized as possible while the project was going. We are thrilled with our new patio.

Geoffrey Sobieski

Mario at Pavestone is the best. He was a pleasure to work with. We didn’t know exactly what we wanted in a paver patio but Mario was patient with us and talked through a few designs, showed us the unilock catalog and helped us narrow it down. He gave insightful recommendations and never made us feel rushed or pressured and definitely no upselling!!! If you want proper old school customer service just ask for Mario. Once we scheduled the work, they had a crew of about 5 or 6 and it only took them 4 days. The attention to detail was wonderful. They laid down plywood to make sure they didn’t destroy the grass in-between the house. They were prompt and cleaned up every day. They did a fantastic job and did not rush through any of it. We couldn’t be happier. We LOVE our beautiful patio from Pavestone!

Dan Heinz

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