A paver patio can completely transform the outdoor space of your property. There are countless shapes, styles and options available since the vast majority of structures built with pavers can be completely customized. If you’re interested in adding a paver patio to your southeast Texas home, this article from BLT Landscapes will help you determine the cost and time frame of the project.
Factors That Impact Price
While paver patios are a cost-effective option for homeowners interested in home improvement and enhancing the aesthetic style of their property, several factors can impact the project’s cost. In the following few sections, we’ll cover some factors determining the price of installing a paver patio.
The aspect of your patio that will most directly determine the project’s cost is the size. A larger patio area requires more material and labor, so this element should be the first thing you examine when planning the project. Once you know the size of the patio you want, you’re one step closer to determining your final paver patio cost.
Another feature that can alter the cost of a paver patio project is the design the homeowner chooses. The materials used in paver patios allow for extensive customization, but more complex structures often come with higher prices. Therefore, finding a balance between cost and aesthetic appeal is an essential step in the overall planning process for the project.
Ultimately, most homeowners pay for their paver patios by the square foot. The average cost for this project ranges from $15-$25 per square foot, but the above mentioned factors can substantially alter that figure. Generally, paying for the entire process, from base prep, to laying the pavers to installing joint sand and everything in-between, a typical patio can cost between $4,000 and $8,000 for homeowners in southeast Texas.
Grading and Leveling
Another crucial factor to consider when planning a patio project on your property is the grade and level of the ground. For a patio to last as long as possible, it must sit on perfectly flat ground so the materials are not stressed. If your property is significantly sloped or uneven, the preparatory work required to level out the environment may be extensive and expensive.
Do I Need A Permit?
Generally, homeowners do not need a permit to install a patio on their property, but some exceptions apply depending on your city and if your neighborhood has an HOA. As long as you choose a reputable contractor for your paver patio project, they will be able to guide you through the process and ensure you comply with all regulations.