Patio Stone & Pavers Buying Guide
Explore our selection of patio stones and pavers. From retaining wall blocks to concrete pavers, we have everything you need to create a beautiful patio in our patio stones and pavers buying guide.
Create a Backyard Oasis
Patio stones, pavers, and blocks can add an element of architectural design to your landscape. They are available for projects like:
- Retaining walls
- Raised garden beds
- Fire pits
Decorative precast products, like concrete block, are made by pouring concrete into a variety of forms to create the desired shape and texture. Precast products can replicate the look of stone, brick, tile, slate, and more. Their various shapes, textures, sizes, and colours allow for a variety of patterns.
Considerations When Installing Patio Stones & Pavers
- The shape and size of concrete precast patio blocks are designed for installation that requires minimal cutting. Uniform sizes also simplify the planning and purchasing processes.
- Precast patio blocks are relatively simple to install and maintain. While different types of block may have different installation requirements, you can complete most projects with just a few tools.
- If you do need to cut the block, you'll need special tools and accessories. A brick chisel and engineer's hammer are sufficient for some cuts. Others require a power saw with a diamond blade.
- Keep in mind that block can be heavy and moving and placing a lot of it requires some physical exertion. If you don't want to haul block, you can have it delivered.
Note: When considering a patio block project, make sure you're aware of any building codes or homeowner association rules that might apply. Also be mindful of any underground utilities that may be in the area.
A retaining wall might be just what your landscape needs for a steep slope or enclosed decorative garden. Read our how-to guide to learn to make your own.
Use paver patio blocks to build a fire pit your family will love all year round.