Putting in patio pavers is time-consuming, but there is no argument about the beauty of the result. Whether you go with brick or concrete patio pavers, you can expect a good portion of the cost to be dedicated to labor if you hire a professional. There is quite a bit of site preparation that is needed so that your patio ends up level and even with no trip hazards. In order to do the job correctly, specialized equipment is needed, and in many cases, proper drainage must also be considered.
One of the biggest expenses you will incur if you decide to install patio pavers yourself will go to equipment rental, assuming you do not own the proper equipment already. By the time you rent a plate compactor, cutoff saw with diamond blades, and a basic Bobcat to excavate the site, you are already looking at hundreds of dollars.
While the cost to install may entice you to consider doing it yourself, if you reflect on the expertise needed, the value of your time, the physical demands of being on your knees for hours, and the equipment needed, you’ll probably come to the conclusion that installing patio pavers doesn’t make the most ideal DIY project. This is not to say it cannot be done and get reasonably good results, but it is going to take you longer than it would a professional. If your goal is to enjoy your patio for the majority of the season, you’ll accomplish that by hiring someone instead.
If you would like a quote for installing patio pavers, give us a call at Greenville Pavers. Once you have a figure to work with, you will be in a better position to decide on whether or not it makes sense to tackle this project yourself.