Patio and Paver

Patio Paver Designs & Installation

We have a hardscape patio team ready to build a custom patio design for your Northern Virginia home.

Looking for the best custom patio paver designs in Northern Virginia? Distinctive Deck Designs is your go-to hardscape contractor. While we specialize in composite decks, we have a separate patio construction team that delivers magazine-worthy porches for local residents. Hardscape landscaping is making a big impact on improving outdoor living areas and improving home value throughout Fairfax County and nearby communities. Homeowners in newer areas like Woodbridge and Aldie are also looking for a way to customize their home in ways that is unique them.

If you are in the market to revitalize your outdoor porch and patio spaces, let us help you make the right decision with stone pavers for your design. Here are the four most common outdoor stone products to choose from.

Stone Pavers

Types and Sizes:
Engineered and Permeable; Available in sizes as small as a child’s hand to pieces as large as hardwood planks or large tiles
 
Applications:
Use engineered patio pavers for driveway applications or areas with heavy traffic. Use permeable for lighter traffic walkways, flower beds, curbing, patio surfaces, and more.
 
Technology and Installation:
Permeable pavers are custom-designed to help improve water drainage by allowing any water buildup to pass through the stones to the underground structure. These pavers can be connected with interlocking pieces or with a neutral color mortar.
 
Color Options:
Available in many colors (neutrals, grays, blues, etc.)
 
Color Consistency:
Provides most uniform look with minimal color distinction when side by side
 
Ideal for Northern Virginia?
Yes. We recommend permeable pavers for Northern Virginia homeowners because they provide a preventative measure for our summer rains and heavy winter snowfalls. Both forms have the most uniform look with minimal color distinction when side by side.
 

Flagstone

Types and Sizes:
Engineered and natural-made; Multiple Sizes and Color available.
 
Applications:
Walkways, wall veneers, outdoor kitchen surfaces, outdoor fire pits and fireplace surrounds
 
Technology and Installation:
Often sourced as a naturally made product, but can be bought in man-made forms. Installation is adhered with a neutral mortar connect it with another surface. As a flooring surface, we pack the area beneath it for a strong surface and use cement or commercial-grade mortar to help secure pieces.
 
Color Options:
They often range from grays, blues, tans, neutrals, and dark browns.
 
Color Consistency:
Colors vary and will not be an exact match throughout your patio space.
 
Ideal for Northern Virginia?
Not all flagstones are suitable for our climate and can crack in extreme temperatures. Let our patio contractors help you choose the right type that will withstand our winter temperatures.
 

Slate

Types and Sizes:
Natural stone made with clay, silt and sedimentary rock particles; Can be cut to size
 
Applications:
Most ideal for patio surfaces, patio walls, outdoor fire places and retaining walls; other uses include fire pits and smaller walkways.
 
Technology and Installation:
Often sourced in the Mid-Atlantic area. There are man-made options on market too. Installation is like flagstone with commercial-grade mortar or cement.
 
Color Options:
Colors are often in grays and blues, but some browns and greens can be present.
 
Color Consistency:
Slate is not consistent and color, and it is ideal to place complimentary colors adjacent to each other to create the illusion of a uniform look.
 
Ideal for Northern Virginia?
Slate, like flagstone, does require routine sealing to protect the stone from environmental erosion. It can be susceptible to splitting or cracking.
 

Brick

Types and Sizes:
Available in many forms and sizes
 
Applications:
Best seen in uses for walkways, pathways or raised flower beds, patio surfaces, and more.
 
Technology and Installation:
Brick products are often man-made with crushed concrete, granite, quartz, and other stone particles. Pieces can be installed side by side without a bonding agent. Other installations include interlocking pieces or bonding with commercial grade mortar or cement.
 
Color Options:
Colors are often neutral tones, but can be tinted or painted in different tones
 
Color Consistency:
Brick is the most uniform stone paver type because it is a mass-produced man-made product.
 
Ideal for Northern Virginia?
We recommend this product as the "best value" because bricks are sold at lower price points than concrete paver products. They can withstand heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions when installed properly. Talk with our patio contractors to learn how to prevent weed growth with the use of polymeric and engineered sands and grouts.
 
 

Our contractor team for patios and outdoor living features use quality materials from acclaimed manufacturers like Techo-Bloc and EP Henry. We do outdoor living installations of all sizes. Popular services include pathways, raised flower beds, retaining walls, outdoor fireplaces, fire pit design, pool decks, and more.

If you are interested in a custom outdoor living patio or porch with stone pavers, call Distinctive Deck Designs today! We offer free on-site consultations for homeowners throughout Northern Virginia in areas like Aldie, Woodbridge and Fairfax. Use our online form to let us know the type of project you are interested in. Our team will follow up with you to schedule your consultation. You will love our patio paver design work for many years to come!

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