We Build Beautiful Paver Patios

Luxurious and creative, one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces

Paver Patio Design & Construction Near Me
We design and build beautiful paver patios

Are you looking to create the perfect outdoor space in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Suffolk, Smithfield, or Williamsburg? Look no further than Outdoor Living Experts for your paver patio needs. Our team, bolstered by ICPI and NCMA certifications, brings unparalleled expertise and a commitment to quality in every paver patio project we undertake. We specialize in transforming ordinary backyards into captivating outdoor living spaces using Unilock patio pavers, renowned for their durability, versatility, and stunning aesthetics.

Unilock's commitment to innovation and excellence ensures that your paver patio is not just an addition to your home, but a lasting enhancement to your outdoor living space. Known for their superior materials and cutting-edge design, Unilock pavers offer an unmatched combination of durability and aesthetic appeal. Our selection caters to a wide range of preferences and architectural styles, making sure every homeowner on the Virginia Peninsula finds their perfect match.

One of the standout choices in our collection is the Unilock Beacon Hill Flagstone, known for its natural appearance and versatility. It offers the timeless beauty of natural stone with the added benefits of modern engineering. Another popular option is the Richcliff paver, prized for its unique embossed surface texture that replicates the elegance of cleft stone, perfect for a sophisticated and refined look.

For those seeking a contemporary flair, the Unilock Artline pavers, with their clean lines and varied lengths, create a modern, sleek appearance. Their subtle surface texture adds an extra touch of class. The Town Hall pavers, inspired by North American street pavers, bring a sense of historic charm and enduring strength, ideal for creating a cozy, rustic feel.

Choosing Unilock means opting for pavers that withstand the unpredictable weather conditions of the Virginia Peninsula. These pavers are designed to resist fading and maintain their color and beauty for years. They also feature a non-slip surface, ensuring safety and functionality in your outdoor spaces.

Ready to elevate your outdoor living experience? Contact Outdoor Living Experts today at (757) 890-0770 for a personalized estimate, or fill out our convenient online form. Let us help you bring your vision to life and create a space where memories are made, one paver at a time.

Check Out Some Paver Patios We've Built

We've designed and built some of the most beautiful backyard paver patios on the Virginia Peninsula.

Preparing The Area For Your New Paver Patio Installation

Preparation is a huge (arguably the most important) part in building a great looking, long lasting paver landscaping feature.  If the groundwork isn't completed properly before installing the pavers you're going to be unhappy with the results and even more unhappy months or years down the road.

At Outdoor Living Experts we take the time to ensure our paver patio installations are completed to the manufacturers specifications.  This ensures your new paver landscaping looks great, lasts a long time, and the pavers can qualify for the manufacturers warranty.

How Do We Prepare Your Ground For Pavers?

Installing paver patios, driveways, and walkways isn't rocket science but there are some very specific steps and processes that separate the good installations from the poor installations.

Installing Unilock pavers properly, is a detailed process that ensures a long-lasting and durable outdoor space. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you understand the steps involved:

1. Planning and Design:

Before any physical work begins, we sit down with you to understand your vision and preferences. We discuss different Unilock paver options, patterns, and colors, ensuring the final design aligns with your aesthetic and functional needs.

2. Site Preparation:

The designated area is then cleared of any existing grass, plants, or debris. We ensure the ground is level and compact the soil to create a stable base. Any necessary grading is done at this stage to ensure proper drainage away from your home.

3. Base Material:

We use a minimum of 4 inches of 57 stone (¾” chip stone) that allows water to pass through the base layer.  This layer is meticulously leveled and compacted to prevent any future settling or shifting of the pavers.

4. Edge Restraints:

To maintain the integrity of the paver installation, edge restraints are placed around the perimeter.  We use fiber reinforced concrete for the edge that is recommended to use on the 57 stone, unlike plastic edge that wants to pull up.  These restraints are needed to prevent the pavers from shifting over time, ensuring the longevity of your patio or walkway.

5.  Bedding Layer:

We use #8 stone (⅜” chip stone) to make sure the pavers do not retain water and cause efflorescence. This also helps ensure the polymeric jointing sand hardens, because if the bedding layer doesn't dry out than the jointing sand will not harden properly.

6. Laying the Pavers:

The Unilock pavers are carefully laid according to the predetermined pattern. Each paver is placed tightly against the others to ensure stability and minimize the chances of weeds growing between them.

7. Cutting and Fitting:

In areas where full pavers won't fit, they are meticulously cut and shaped to ensure a snug and secure fit, maintaining the integrity of the design.

8. Compacting and Sanding:

Once all the pavers are in place, the entire area is compacted using a plate compactor. This helps to secure the pavers in the bedding layer and ensures they are level.  For our patio projects, we prefer using Easy Joint resin sand, renowned for its strength and resilience. However, while it's excellent for patios, we've found that the vibrations and movement caused by vehicles on driveways can dislodge this type of sand. This is why we reserve Easy Joint for patios, where its durability can be fully utilized without the stress of vehicular traffic.

When it comes to creating the perfect driveway, we prioritize both durability and quality. That's why we exclusively use Techniseal NextGel Polymeric Sand for our driveway installations. This choice is driven by our commitment to long-term performance and maintenance ease. Techniseal NextGel is specifically designed to withstand the heavy load and constant movement of vehicles. It stays firmly in place, ensuring that your driveway remains stable and looks great over time.

By choosing the right materials for each specific application, we ensure that your outdoor spaces are not only beautifully crafted but also built to last, tailored to the unique demands of each area of your property.

9. Final Inspection and Cleaning:

The entire area is inspected to ensure every paver is securely in place and the pattern is flawless. Any necessary adjustments are made at this stage. The area is then cleaned, removing any excess sand or debris.

10. Sealing (Optional):

Some homeowners opt to have their pavers sealed to enhance their color and provide additional protection against the elements. This is an optional step but can help to extend the life and beauty of your pavers.

By choosing Unilock pavers and a certified installer like us, you're ensuring a meticulous installation process that results in a stunning, durable outdoor space. The attention to detail at every step guarantees a flawless finish, transforming your outdoor area into a lasting investment.

As you can see, by spending the extra time on site preparation, you're getting a superior installation that will last and look good for many years to come.

Why Choose Outdoor Living Experts To Install Paver Patio?

Transforming your outdoor space into a stunning, durable patio for relaxation and entertainment is seamless with Outdoor Living Experts. With our extensive expertise in installing Techo-Bloc paver patios, we ensure a premium finish that combines aesthetic elegance with long-lasting resilience. Our team, holding certifications from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), is well-versed in delivering excellence across Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Suffolk, Smithfield, and Williamsburg. Using Techo-Bloc’s high-quality paving stones, known for their innovative designs and durability, we create outdoor spaces that withstand time and weather, ensuring your investment is secure.

Your satisfaction is our top priority, and our personalized approach to design means your paver patio will reflect your unique style and the natural beauty of your surroundings. Backed by a comprehensive warranty and our commitment to outstanding customer service, we provide peace of mind alongside exquisite craftsmanship.

Ready to elevate your outdoor living experience? Contact us today at (757) 890-0770 or fill out our online form to get started on transforming your space with a paver patio that stands apart.

What Do Paver Patios Cost To Build?

The patios we build are next level.  If you want a luxurious, beautiful, patio it's going to take careful thought, creativity, and planning.  Our patio designs are masterfully put together by the best of the best.

Small Patios

$5000 - $15,000

This would be for a smaller (12 feet x 12 feet) front or backyard basic paver patio.  This includes site prep, labor, materials, and installation.

Medium Sized Patios

$15,000 - $50,000

This would be for a medium sized (16 feet x 24 feet) front or backyard patio.  This could include additional elements such as lighting, seating, surrounding gardens, and more.

Large Luxury Patios


This would be for a larger project including an entire backyard, outdoor living space, retaining walls, garden beds, and more.  This is landscape design for a very high-end, luxury home.

Our Backyard Patios Can Include

The sky is the limit when it comes to building a patio for in your backyard.  We can incorporate any or all of the following elements into your new paver patio.

Built-in Seating
Water Features
Hot Tub Area
LED Lighting
Outdoor Bar
Outdoor Kitchen
Paver Inlay Designs
Privacy Fencing
Seat Walls
Built-in Stairs
Garden Beds

These price ranges do not including steps or retaining walls if they are needed for your project.  All patios have a 4 inch compacted open graded base.  All driveways have an 8" compacted base.  This pricing is for a basic installation.  If you want "extras" such as built in firepits, kitchens, electrical, lighting, and seating walls, they can be added for additional cost.

These prices are ball park figures just to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for costs.  Your particular project may vary depending on site accessibility, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to complete your project.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to complete your patio construction project.

Joshua Carpenter
Joshua Carpenter
November 22, 2023

Quentin and crew transformed our unique and failing backyard landscape into a space we use and enjoy. We are very happy with both the result and the process, from start to finish.

September 21, 2023

We were in the market for a nice fire pit and planned on just doing a traditional wood burning fit pit. Outdoor Living Experts (OLE) happen to come with an excellent proposal for investing into a gas fire pit and did an excellent job explaining the added benefits of the investment. We chose to move forward based off their recommendations and are so happy we did! Our family and friends love visiting in the cooler months of the year to warm up by the clean burning fire pit, that we can light up without any hassle. Best regards - David L.

Paul Connolly
Paul Connolly
September 21, 2023

Always professional from concept to design to execution. Friendly and easy to work with. We’ll be using Ole again in the near future.

Jenni Connolly (Vashti42)
Jenni Connolly (Vashti42)
December 29, 2021

They were prompt, clearly communicated and finished the job in just three days. I am extremely happy with the results.

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