PATIO

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PATIO

Titan provides patio installation. A patio is a paved area adjacent to the house, or in the yard, and it is built at ground level (as opposed to a deck, which is built off the ground). Patios are usually made out of concrete, pavers, stone, tile, brick, pebbles, rock or pea gravel.  Patios are an affordable home improvement that provides a place to relax, dine, and to entertain family and friends.  Patios can also be built in a classic courtyard shape, which is a paved, enclosed area surrounded by a building that is open to the sky.  Courtyards have been in existence for thousands of years, and offer such universal comforts as air, light, privacy, security, and tranquility. Patio coverings like a pergola, gazebo, lattice, or solar patio cover, provide shade relief on hot summer days, and extend your outdoor living season.   To add more value to your home and patio, consider installing an outdoor grill, fire pit, water feature, walkways, garden borders, pool, and dining area.  Patios also decrease grass lawn maintenance.

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CONCRETE

Concrete is an inexpensive way to create your outdoor patio, either with a poured slab, or with paver stones.  Concrete discolors over time, and needs regular cleaning.

STONE

Natural stone patios are typically made from flagstone, slate, bluestone, limestone, cobble and gravel, which provide a natural, elegant, classic look.  Stone is very durable, and needs no maintenance.

BRICK

Brick patios have a warm red appearance (or yellow brick can be used), which provides a classic European look for patios and pathways through the garden. Bricks can be laid in interesting patterns such as herringbone and basket weave. Brick is porous so it retains moisture, and can crack.  In shady, wet areas, moss grows on the brick so they have to be clean.

PAVERS

Paver stones are durable, and made from a mixture of concrete and natural stone; they can be obtained in any shape, size, color (usually grey and buff), or texture. They are easy to maintain, if a paver breaks you simply replace that one paver only.

PEA GRAVEL

Pea gravel patios are inexpensive, and good for curved areas and walkways.  Edging boards keep the gravel in place, and a geotextile fabric keeps the gravel from sinking into the soil.  Gravel needs frequent raking and can be difficult to walk on. A tip, since pea gravel is loose and shifts underfoot, consider adding a plastic honeycomb layer over the geotextile fabric then infill with gravel.

COVERING

There are different types of patio coverings, including pergola (freestanding structure with open sides and slatted or solid roof), patio cover (attached to house), gazebo (eight-sided structure with solid roof), shade sails (outdoor fabric stretched into sail-looking shade coverings), lattice (thin wood strip structure usually attached to home).

ENCLOSURE

Patio enclosures like solariums, sun rooms, screened porches, etc. can be a nice way to extend your outdoor living experience year-round; with the added benefits of keeping out inclement weather, and increasing shade, and insect control.

SOLAR COVER

Solar patio covers can look beautiful while producing energy for your home, and saving you money on electric bills. Solar patio covers can be either waterproof or not, and can use traditional solar panels, or see-through bi-facial glass panels, that allow some sunlight to penetrate the covering. Solar patio covers can be attached to the house, or can be built freestanding such as a new carport or pool cover.