Thinking about installing an interlocking patio in your backyard? Of course you are! Why else would you be here on this blog if you weren’t thinking about going with pavers for your backyard? And we gotta say, you are making a good choice for your home.
After reading that, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Well, of course, you would say that. You’re a landscaping company.” The thing is, as landscaping experts, we have seen how this option can enhance a home’s exterior design tenfold. We have worked with many clients over the years who wanted pavers in their backyard, and we have seen time and time again how the right design can put a huge smile on a customer’s face.
Whether you live in Toronto, Vaughan, Concord, Richmond Hill, or Mississauga (to name a few cities in the GTA), you can do something incredible in your backyard with the right stonework. If you’re still on the fence about the decision, let us talk to you about why we think an interlocking patio would be great for you and your home.
What is Interlocking?
“Interlock? Pavers? I thought we were talking about patios!” Some of the words that we have already used in this article might be foreign to you - and that’s ok. There are many people that get a quizzical look on their faces when we start talking about this topic. Not to worry. Before we jump into the weeds with this topic, we’re going to help you with some of the words that you may not have heard before.
Let’s start with the main one: interlocking. Within the world of landscaping and landscape design, it is the placement of stones (or pavers) next to one another to create a visually attractive design or a sophisticated, high-end look. These stones are bound by polymer sand.
The great thing about this is that you don’t only have to lay down stones for an outdoor dining area or lounge area. You can even use these stones to build steps from your back door to your patio, a fire pit for where you hang out with family and friends, an outdoor kitchen for those summer barbecues, and a retaining wall to introduce a little verticality to the design of your space.
You may also be wondering about what pavers refers to, and this word is basically another word for the stones you use to lay down a design. So one company will use the word stone and another company will use pavers, but the only thing you need to know is that both companies are referring to the same thing.
Furthermore, after doing some research and visiting various landscaping companies, you will find that interlocking isn’t just for your backyard. You can also install these stones as walkways around your house as a walkway, and you can also use them to design a driveway.
But we are here to talk about interlocking patios, and now that we have the definitions nailed down, let’s get into the fun stuff. By that, we mean it is time to look at what makes this landscape design element different, unique and interesting.
What Sets Interlocking Apart
There are many reasons why you would want to go with this option when you are planning a redesign of your backyard. When you consider things like aesthetics, design flexibility, durability, maintenance, and safety, an interlocking patio in the GTA starts to look like a very attractive choice.
It is hard to say that stone pavers don’t look incredible. Stones have an undeniably sophisticated, luxurious and classy look. So installing them anywhere around your home will instantly elevate the aesthetics of your home.
This is the benefit that stones have over materials like concrete or asphalt. Whereas concrete and asphalt have a very uniform, simple and monochromatic look, these stones offer a more intriguing appearance. Additionally, this patio option really increases the value of your home, which says a lot about this design choice.
Because this landscaping solution allows you to work with an impressive number of stone paver types available to you, you have more flexibility when it comes to creating an overall design for your patio. Having a lot of stones at your disposal gives you the freedom to manipulate the final design at both a micro and macro level.
This gives the homeowner more control over the final product, which is a great option that every client we work with really appreciates. Ultimately, pavers allow you to ensure that you get a final product that is unique and unlike anything else you have seen.
One thing you can say about interlocking is that it is very durable. These stones are strong and pretty resistant to different weather conditions.
After installing, you can expect these stones to last 30 or more years. Additionally, they are pretty easy to repair. So if anything should happen to the stones that make up your patio, you can contact our team for interlock repair.
One of the most beautiful things about this type of patio is that they take very little effort to maintain them. Noticed some dirt on your patio? No worries, just hose it down to remove any dirt. You can also just give them a quick sweep with a broom and call for power washing to give your patio a real shine.
If you start to see weeds growing in between the stones, you can simply lift one of the stones and pull out the weed right from the root.
This type of patio is also a safe option for any homeowner. The stones that are used have a surface that is non-slip. If you install a backyard pool, for example, this would be an ideal option to ensure that no one slips on wet surfaces.
It's the Clear Choice for Your Backyard
So what do you think? Pretty neat huh? Like we said earlier, it is hard to argue against the beauty of an interlocking patio; and when you consider the other features of this design choice, it is a very appealing option.
If you are planning a redesign in your backyard that includes your patio, going with an interlocking patio in the GTA is a great choice. Here at AHS, we have been designing and building paver patios for many years now, and we have a lot of experience providing our clients with jaw-dropping results.
We invite you to give us a call today at (647) 937-1023 to request a free quote and let’s talk a bit more about the benefits of interlocking patio for your home. Additionally, if you want to do more research, we also put together a blog that breaks down what factors into the price of interlocking in Toronto.