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Do You Really Need a Patio Builder?

Maybe you and your family have decided that it is time to make some upgrades to the house. After a bit of discussion amongst yourselves, you agree that the installation of an outdoor patio area fits your home’s base aesthetics and will complement the below-ground pool area nicely. 

You think to yourself that you might be able to save a little money and go down the DIY YouTube rabbit hole from home renovation influencer to basic research on materials and expected costs. But before you decide that a DIY project is in your near future, it is important to consider whether you will be saving much if you decide not to hire a professional to do the job.

Be Honest About Your Skill Set

Not all of us are natural carpenters. A base-level installation with pavers in an already flat yard is one thing. But if your significant other is pushing for a covered patio complete with a screened door and natural landscaping, the time investment and room for error increases.

How much construction experience do you really have? While putting together IKEA furniture with Allen wrenches might not be a struggle, working with cement and stone is a whole other ballpark. Not everyone is a handyman and if you fall into this category, we think that hiring a deck contractor to get the job done efficiently will save you a lot of time and headache in the long run.


The Job Can Get Complicated Quickly

There are a lot of ins, a lot of outs, and a lot of what-have-yous when it comes to home renovation/construction projects. Patios require a flat surface for their foundation—and leveling an uneven area for your patio on your property can involve having to rent some heavy equipment. There are also water and sewage lines among other things to consider.

Another aspect to consider with home renovation projects are zoning permits and city ordinances surrounding construction projects. A certified deck contractor local to your area will be familiar with the ins and outs of local zoning requirements and can efficiently navigate any red tape when it comes to permitting. 


Safety Considerations and Longevity

Lastly, hiring professional outdoor patio builders to complete your build will ensure that the construction of your family’s new patio will be up to safety code and present no hazards to your family and guests. 

Hiring a patio builder to make sure that the job is done right and that everything is up to snuff will provide peace of mind that the addition of an outdoor patio in your yard will add and not detract to the value of your home.


Looking for the top-rated patio builder in Northern Virginia and the Greater DC area? Battlefield Decks is a certified deck builder based in Gainesville, VA. Interested in learning more? Contact us about your project today.

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