Free Fire Pit with Patio Installation
(800 square feet or greater)
Would you like to know what the final result of your patio or walkway will look like before it is finished being built? With A-Lawns & Stone, that dream is now a reality. After working with our design team to discuss your vision, we will create a 3D rendering of your project. That allows us to show you what your patio or walkway will look like before we start building. Patios and walkways reflect your tastes and aesthetic look and feel along while increasing the value of your property. Have any questions? Give us a call today. 973-262-2116
Being owner operated is our best attribute. Our relentless pursuit to give the best quality product has given us the reputation as a leader in our industry. No job is too big or too small, we approach every job with the same integrity. A-lawns & Stone has the capability to draft 3D designs of any type of project to ensure your vision of your patio, walkway or patio landing gets executed exactly the way you want. Our price matching guarantee makes us the most competitive contractor in the area.
So why choose us? Its starts with the one on one design consultation and 3D computer layout, excellent pricing, precision and execution of project, professionalism through outstanding customer service, and fulfillment of our clients visions made into reality. Call to tell us about your project. 971-262-2116.
A: The main difference in cost for a patio and/or walkway is type of material used. For example, you may want to use a concrete paver or a natural stone product. Typically, a concrete paver is more cost effective. Also, you want to consider that there are many manufacturers of paver stones and natural stone products and will reflect different price points. As said before we are a leader in New Jersey of selling paver products so we get discounted material prices due to the quantity we purchase, and we pass the savings directly to the consumer.
Also, the type of application reflects on cost as well. Accessibility to install the patio and/or walkway, environmental constraints or limitations, proper drainage etc. Cost range on concrete pavers range from $10-$18 per square foot installed depending product and starting around $15 and up per square foot with natural stone.
A: We have an expert team to advise you in the right direction on material. We take in consideration budget, environmental, and aesthetics when advising clients to make an appropriate choice.
A: A-Lawns & Stone design team is proficient in CAD based 3D computer design programs. We can customize your outdoor living space tailored exactly to your needs.
A: Different towns/cities have different requirements when it comes to patios. Most towns/cities do not require a construction permit. However, it is important to contact town hall prior to any project to ensure you are able to start your project.
A: A-Lawns & Stone construction team has generations of experience building patios. The way we build or patios and walkways we guarantee you will not encounter sinking. Please see the next question and answer regarding the process we use to ensure a quality product.
A: How To Install a Patio and/or Walkway
Create the Layout
Begin laying out your patio by measuring out the width and length of your surface area. Before starting to dig, call your local utility company and request a “one-call service” to mark the buried gas, water and electrical lines. Utility companies usually provide this service at no charge, and the marked indicators will make it easy to know where not to dig.
Stake and Paint the Perimeter
If digging by hand, drive stakes in the ground at the corners and connect string between each stake, giving you the general layout. Use landscaper’s spray paint to mark the area directly on the ground
Fix Patio Height
Determine the finished patio height. It should be slightly above the surrounding ground so that rainwater won’t stand on the surface. Take into consideration the thickness of your paving stone and make sure to leave an extra 6″ for your sand and gravel foundation. The secret to a long-lasting patio lies in a good base for the pavers. The thickness of your base depends upon the soil: low-lying, wet soils need a thicker base than well-drained soils.
Excavate and Tamp
Now that you’ve taken in all the base considerations, it’s time to excavate the area and firmly tamp the dirt surface to the desired height, making sure it’s level.
Fill in with Gravel
Fill the entire area with a 4″ layer of crushed gravel. Again, level it off, making sure your patio slope is consistent.
Lay Down Sand
After measuring and marking off the patio area, lay in a bed of sand. For small areas, a hand tamper will be sufficient to smooth out the surface; larger areas will be better served with a power tamper. The tamper will create its own forward momentum by vibration. Steer it as you would a lawnmower, going up and down the area in rows, covering the entire gravel base. Next add a 2″ layer of sand. This will hold the paving stones in place while providing an even, settled surface on which to work.
After screeding the sand layer and before laying any paving stones, frame your area with landscape edging. Aluminum edging is recommended because it’s lightweight, flexible, and easy to use and doesn’t warp. Also, if you happen to be mowing the yard and get too close, aluminum edging won’t tear up, whereas plastic edging will shred in a second.
Snap a Chalk Line and Place Pavers
Before starting to lay the pavers in place, snap chalk lines along the edges of the patio to ensure the paver rows stay straight. To give the patio a nice framed feel, place the outer row perpendicular to the inner rows. After you get the hang of the first few, the rest of your patio will take shape in no time.
After patio is installed you may now sand joints with either yellow sand or polymeric sand. Polymeric sand is suggested because it blocks weeds and inhibits settling and heaving.
A: Here is a list of services offered but not limited to:
Stairs and Steps
Sod and seeding
Driveways and walkways
Outdoor living areas
Firepits and fireplaces
Total Property Renovations