Installing a new patio on your home or even at a place of business is a fantastic step. It provides your home with more livable space and more ability to reach your goals of spending more time outdoors. You have plenty of options to think about when choosing a patio, too. You can truly make this place anything that works for your needs. Of course, you do not want to waste a lot of time when it comes to having your home under construction. How long will it take for you to get the patio you desire installed? While every project is different, you can count on this being a faster process than you may realize.
Getting a Consultation
You may have many ideas for your new patio but you may not have as many plans as you think. Do you know what you want the layout to look like? Do you know how much space your patio should be? You also have to consider materials, the overall city regulations and codes, and your budget. During a consultation, you will learn all of your options. It is impossible to say how long a project will take until it is fully understood what your goals for the project will be. The good news is that most people find this process to be a fun component of creating an impressive space.
The Prep Work
The first step in landscape installation of any type is to have the prep work completed. Your contractor will need to determine what types of prep work are necessary based on the type of material you plan to install as well as the grading present. If there are pipes or lines under the patio area, these may need the utility company to approve construction on or around them before the project can move forward. If the project will be a significant change, it is likely that the prep work will take a day or so.
The Materials Matter
Another factor to think about when it comes to an installation timeline is the type of material you plan to install. For example, if you choose small paver bricks to create the patio, it will need a foundation and then hand work laying the bricks. This can take a bit of time for a large patio. On the other hand, if you go with a cement patio, the actual framing and prep work will take longer than the pouring of the cement. However, it takes a few days to a week or more for the cement to set. The types of materials you use will impact the completion time.
Keep in mind that in nearly all patio installation projects, you do have some ability to speed up the project. The goal is to work with a contractor that can help you to get it done on time and even quickly. Take some time to schedule a consultation. Talk about your needs and then get an estimate of how long your unique project will take.