Brick Patios and Walkways Loudoun County
American Exteriors & Masonry is recognized as the premier brick patios and walkways paving company in the Northern Virginia region. We have been customizing elegant walkways for our residential and commercial customers located in Northern Virginia since 2005.
American Exteriors & Masonry specializes in all types of brick and stone walkway construction. Pine Hall Bricks are widely considered to be one of the most exceptional and durable paving products within the industry. At American Exteriors & Masonry, we offer a five year guarantee that ensures all brick and stone walkways we install will last longer than any of our rivals’ walkways.
We are able to offer such an outstanding guarantee due to the fact that we only employ the finest skilled tradesmen in the business. In addition, all of American Exteriors & Masonry’s employees are fully insured and have Workers Comp. We hope that prior to making any decisions about your next project; you acknowledge our outstanding reputation and product guarantee.
Brick Patio Designs and Layouts
The first step for any patio installation begins with creating a design and layout. Designs and layouts should also indicate important details such as the location of the project, materials, permit requirements, and drainage. Patio projects often include optional features such as outdoor cooking stations, fireplaces, firepits, water features, seating and retaining walls. When a detailed professional design is created your contractor will be able to use the takeoffs for pricing materials and labor and accurately calculate the cost of your new patio. American Exteriors and Masonry offers free design consultation for every product we build.
Determining The Location For Your Brick Patio
Part of your patio design is determining the exact location of the project. A plat of the property is an important document to reference and incorporate into the design. Property plats will show property boundaries and any easements that could affect the location of the project. Over the years we have seen many projects that were built by other contractors that had to be demolished because they failed to verify easement and property lines. We want to make sure that the location of everything we build is fully compliant with all zoning setbacks and easements.
Selecting the Best Materials
We believe that no design is complete without the details of the materials that will be used. For a brick patio we will need to select the exact bricks that we will be installing. Matching existing masonry on the home is a typical requirement that will require us to visit local brickyards to make sure we get an accurate match. Along with the bricks we will also need to match or determine the grout color and details.
Brick Paving Patterns
One of the things that can add a touch of class to your brick patio is incorporating a pattern that will match the architectural features of your property. Brick patios can be installed with paving patterns such as a basket weave, running bond, stack bond, flemish bond, herringbone and other variations. If your patio has transitions or steps these patterns when applied correctly can have an amazing impact on the overall appearance of your home.
Setting the bricks mortar or sand?
Brick patios can be set with either a concrete base or polymeric sand.
Most of the patios we install are set with a concrete base and mortar. These installations provide a solid long lasting solution that is time tested. Many of the patios we install already have a concrete pad patio that can be utilized as a base for the materials. Additional concrete can be easily poured to expand the size and shape of the patio. This is without a doubt one of the reasons we install so many patios with a concrete base and mortar.
Setting Bricks with Polymeric Sand
Patios can also be set in polymeric sand. If the ground is properly prepared these installations can last a longtime. Polymeric will harden when water is applied and offers some flexibility to the joint between the bricks.
Do I Need a Permit for a Brick Patio?
Permits are not required for your patio unless certain conditions are present. We are specialists in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties building authorities for all localities. Services in Loudoun County include the cities; Aldie, Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Hamilton, Leesburg, Lincoln and Lovettsville. Services in Fairfax county includes; Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, Mc Lean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Vienna and West Mclean.
When permits are sometimes required for a brick patio depending on your locality when
- Elevated patios over 3 feet
- Steps or stairs
- Land disturbances over 5,000 sq. feet
- Septic or Well located on property
- Fireplace and fire pits
- Gas lines for outdoor cooking stations
- Electrical for any new outlets or fixtures