For many people, summer is a time to get around to all the projects they’ve been thinking about and planning throughout the year. Due to the amenable weather conditions, summer is the ideal time to update your landscaping or add masonry work to your property. One of the most common projects we take on this time of year at Cataldo Landscape & Masonry is patio installation. There are several materials that are excellent for patios, but in this article, we’re going to look at why you should consider installing a granite patio.
Here are three reasons why you should install a granite patio.
Long Lasting and Durable
Installing a patio is a big project, so you want to pick a material that will last for years. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose granite for your patio. The ancient Romans built their aqueducts from granite, and they are still standing thousands of years later! Granite is incredibly tough and requires very little maintenance. Its durability also makes it scratch-resistant. You can drop pretty much anything you want on a granite flagstone. The granite will win every time.
Water resistance is an important characteristic for any patio material to have. As a natural stone in its natural state, granite is naturally resistant to moisture, and it is very difficult for water to penetrate the surface. This helps to prevent algae and lichen from growing on your patio. You also don’t have to worry about the stone cracking because of freeze and thaw cycles because granite is non-porous and does not absorb water.
Wide Range of Colors
Practical reasons are well and good, but you also want your patio to look nice. Granite comes in a variety of colors. We typically see granite in whites, grays, and blacks, but it can also be beige, brown, blue, green, or even pink. The less common colors are harder to track down, but many homeowners think it is worth it to choose the precise stone they want for a patio that will last a lifetime.
Install a New Granite Patio with Cataldo
Our team of experienced landscapers and masons will work with you to design and install the perfect patio for your property. We will take your current landscaping into account and use it to bring the features you want to your new granite patio.