When choosing material for a patio, basic poured concrete is an affordable and durable choice, although not an especially attractive one. Concrete pavers are more attractive than poured concrete, but about twice expensive. Brick is similar to concrete pavers in cost. Both materials share the same advantage over poured concrete: individual pieces can be replaced if cracked. Gravel is low cost material that also has the benefit of fitting different shapes. Finally, stone patios are very elegant and durable, but also expensive and slippery when wet. What material you choose depends on your budget and aesthetic preferences.
- Patios are nice to have, and can also increase the value of your home.
- There are many different materials you can use for your patio, each with benefits and problems.
- For example, concrete pavers are an attractive option aesthetically but can also crack and will need replacing.
“Concrete is a basic patio material that may not look as attractive as other choices but is generally among the least expensive.”