Learn about the benefits & get design ideas for brick patios
Thought to be used to pave roads in ancient cultures, bricks have been popular for many years. Today, many homeowners want brick patios installed on their property. Brick patios have a distinctive look that is unmatched by any other material. A brick patio is a great choice for homes that already have brick integrated into their exterior design. Continuing the same material will make the indoors and outdoors feel connected.
Brick patios have a timeless appeal that complements traditional architecture, yet they can also be adapted to suit more modern home styles. “You can lay bricks to look traditional or get a very contemporary look going,” says Ron Stewart from Stewart Lawn & Landscape. To modernize, brick creates oversized brick steppers with grass bands between them as opposed to a more traditional continuous surface.
Benefits of Brick Patios:
- Color integrity – never fades
- Easy repairs – for dry laid brick
- Authentic – quality look
- Durable – will last for years
- Customizable – many pattern options
In the hands of a skilled mason, a brick patio can be turned into a work of art. Whether your patio is laid over a bed of sand and gravel, or over a concrete slab, brick can be arranged in many unique patterns. Additionally, brick patios have a rich color that never fades.