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Hardscape Patios vs. Concrete Slab Patios

A patio adds a lot to a home, in terms of value and enjoyment. Having the right patio can help you to make the most of your outdoor space, whether it is relaxing or entertaining. When it comes to choosing the right materials for your patio, you want to make sure that you choose the right materials that fit your lifestyle as well as complement the overall landscape of your home.

Paver Patio

The two main choice materials in terms of patios are concrete and patio pavers, each with its own set of benefits. Because each property owner has their own unique needs and expectations, both materials have their benefits, however, there are some significant differences, listed below:


  • Cost – The actual cost will depend on whether or not you are looking for stamped concrete, which is significantly higher, or a simple concrete slab. While a plain concrete slab patiomay cost slightly less than patio pavers, they are much more costly in terms of repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintenance – Paver patio stones have the advantage over concrete in terms of maintenance. Concrete requires regular cleaning as well as sealing, to prevent cracking. Should cracks occur, they will need to be addressed as soon as possible. Patio pavers can easily be replaced with little maintenance.
  • Longevity – Both have similar long-lasting surfaces. However, patio pavers can be changed with ease, either to change the look or expand upon the space.
  • Appearance – Patio pavers are known for being more attractive in terms of appearance. As there are many styles and colors which can complement any color or design scheme, it is easy to come up with a look that complements the overall aesthetic appearance of the home.


When it comes to patios, Treesdale Landscaping can help you to choose the perfect paver materials, combined with the right design, that will give you an outdoor space that is beautiful and enjoyable, regardless of the season. Let the experts at Treesdale Landscaping help you make the most of your outdoor living space, whether you are looking for a place to house your outdoor kitchen, or a patio to surround your pool. Whatever your needs, Treesdale Landscaping has successfully installed many outdoor patios in and across the Pittsburgh area, and we look forward to helping you with your project!

Ted Dixon