Why The Prep Matters for Brick Patios

Posted on April 30, 2016

Stone WallsWhen considering the prep work that needs to go into installing a brick patio in Wellesley, MA, Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry can understand how to the average homeowner it might seem extensive to put a few pavers on the ground, but this prep is the foundation for a great addition to your yard and it’s many benefits.


Level surface. You would never want the buy a home with uneven flooring that noticeably slopes from room to room, why should your patio be any different? As an extension of your living space, you should be able to confidently walk across your brick patio and feel safe knowing you won’t trip or fall.


Keeps bricks in place. Next to having a level surface, it’s also just as important that your bricks are laid flat on the ground and will not shift or move. Not only is it a hazard if they can move, once a single brick is no longer set in place, it can cause a domino effect to all other pieces.


Drainage. Though slopes in brick patios are not noticeable, they often exist to support proper draining. This is especially important in New England, where we face both melting snow and an abundance of rain during certain times of the year.


Helps weed infestations. The crushed and compacted gravel helps maintain the dirt underneath the brick surface. Blocking these pathways for weeds and other plants mean there is less likelihood for you to see unwanted sprouts between pavers.


In the past 3 generations, Cataldo has been serving communities in Wellesley, MA as the go-to brick patio installer. We want you to not only love the product we put down, but are also satisfied with the quality of our work. Give us a call today at (781) 304-8900 to learn more about your patio options.