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Creating a natural-looking, durable patio in your backyard can be completed by utilizing flagstone. The organic shapes and earthy-toned gray, red, blue, and brown colors offer an excellent way to blend your patio in with the outdoors. If you’re looking to add a flagstone patio to your property, give Boulder Falls Landscaping a call. We provide expert flagstone patio installation services!
The Components of a Flagstone Patio
Using just a slab of concrete for your back patio is durable, but it doesn’t provide the same characteristics you’ll find when you utilize flagstones. These flat slabs come in various lengths, have irregular or rectangular edges, and are two or more inches thick. Redstone, slate, sandstone, limestone, granite, and bluestone are some of the most traditional flagstones offered. Placing them in an irregular, crazy, or rectangular pattern can give your patio some pizzazz and make it more beautiful.
Choosing Your Flagstone Pattern
Depending on the type of atmosphere you’d like to create, you’ll need to choose an informal or formal looking pattern. Using rectangular-shaped slabs provides a more organized, formal look. If you’d like a more natural, organic feel to the area, an irregular pattern should be used.
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What Is the Best Base for a Flagstone Patio?
A base of gravel or crushed limestone can be used, but crushed limestone is usually recommended to help prevent settling. Once you’ve chosen your materials and thickness of your slabs, we’ll excavate the area to at least 6 to 8 inches deep. Tapping down the base material thoroughly helps ensure you have a solid foundation, which should be a minimum of 4 inches deep after being compacted. Sand is then added on top of the base to help provide adequate drainage.
What Do You Put Between Patio Flagstones?
We generally put builder’s sand or mortar between patio flagstones, but it depends on the type of flagstone patio installation you’ve chosen.
Can You Put Flagstone on Dirt?
Placing flagstones on dirt is not recommended as it doesn’t provide adequate drainage.
How Much Does It Cost to Put in a Flagstone Patio?
The average cost to install a flagstone patio is about $20-$25, but it all depends on how it’s installed and your unique situation. Hiring a contractor to perform the work is usually recommended. If you’re interested in our flagstone patio installation services, contact us today for an estimate. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.