Northern Virginia’s Choice For Professional Patio And Hardscape Design, Planning, And Installation
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At Crystal River Home Design, we love new patios! Whether you are entertaining guests, grilling with the family or just relaxing while enjoying your favorite book, a beautiful new Crystal River patio will turn an overgrown backyard into an outdoor haven. By customizing your homes’ exterior with a clean, maintenance-free patio, the old muddy yard has now become an outdoor area that is practical, beautiful and user friendly. Colors, textures and patterns allow you to achieve that stunning, “finished” look for your home that your neighbors and guests will be sure to comment on. At Crystal River We also do Outdoor Lighting, Stone Veneer Walls, Retaining Walls, Light Piers, and Waterfall Systems.
What is the perfect design for your home? Since every home is different, each patio is customized for our clients needs and desires, as well as their specific taste. Several elements are considered when designing a Crystal River patio system. We’ve coined this our “Perfect Patio Approach”.
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For the ultimate outdoor living, we’ll incorporate outdoor lighting, grill and kitchen kits, outdoor entertainment systems, seating walls, and fire pits.
At Crystal River, we use only the highest quality patio materials. Patios must be able to withstand extreme weathering so we only use products with solid color through and through. Amongst our wide selectiong of of patio materials we work with pavers, permeable pavers, flagstone, premium flagstone, natural stone, faux stone, travertine, brick, limestone, concrete exposed aggregate concrete and more. Our goal to provide you with a great looking, mantenance free patio to which will add value to your home.
Our professional masonry crews construct patios and walls to the highest standards of quality.
Our Professional Paver Installation Includes
1.Dig 7” trench and tamp dirt
2.Lay Geotextile permeable fabric – this stops weeds from growing up
3.Install 4” CR6 (gravel mixed with crushed stone) and tamp
4.Install 1” sand
6.Install plastic edging w/ 10” spikes
7.Install polymeric sand and brush into all crevices – polymeric sand congeals together to become one interconnected system
8.Tamp entire system
*Final settlement will be approximately ¼” above grade.
Flagstone is typically laid on top of a 4” concrete slab with a layer of mortar between the concrete and the flagstone. There are other forms of wet-lay and dry-lay installation as well, depending on the particular application.
Investment And Peace Of Mind
Patios and outdoor spaces offer one of the best investments a person can make… increased quality of living. Of course, a nice front or backyard will add value to your home when the time comes to sell, but this patio is for you. A beautiful Crystal River patio will allow you get the full use out of your home and yard with an enjoyable place to spend time with your family. It’s the feeling you get on a warm summer afternoon. It’s clear and sunny. Birds are singing. The aroma of hickory barbecue cuts through the fresh, clean air and makes your mouth water a little bit. The kids are laughing and playing games on the lawn. Most importantly, the friends and family are all there and everyone is smiling and having a great time. That’s what a Crystal River patio is all about.
We seek out the highest quality products because your outdoor project must be able to withstand the elements. In our harsh, mid Atlantic climate we see every kind of weather and temperature so we only install products that can handle the abuse.
Our installation processes are designed to be the most long lasting. We spend a little more time installing on the front end, which saves us from coming back later to fix problems. We install every patio the same way we would install at patio at one of our own homes.