Project Spotlight: Patio Beneath Deck

Most Michiganders like to head outside when weather allows. But an insufficient patio space can put a damper on plans to enjoy outdoor living. That’s why these homeowners turned to the team at Twin Oaks landscape to create an updated paver patio space for their home in the Huron Farms subdivision in Dexter Michigan.

Before Patio

Before Patio

Project Overview

Twin Oaks Landscape was tasked to build a paver patio beneath the home’s existing deck. The project was a referral from an existing client.

The homeowners recognized they did not have good usable space under their deck and challenged Twin Oaks to improve upon the existing design. To successfully create the paver patio, we needed to marry the existing deck with the lower patio and walkout.

 

How It Was Made

Work on the patio was started and completed in the Autumn of 2016. Twin Oaks Landscape used more than 500 square feet of pavers to create a much more usable patio space underneath an existing second story deck.

Paver System Progress 4Materials used in construction included:

  • Fendt Stonegate wall block with cap
  • Fendt Harborstone pavers, all Walnut Blend color

 

 

 

Paver System Progress 3

Twins Oaks recommended expanding the patio and going with a curved design to give it more appeal. Curves are a more natural shape and lead the eye.

 

The patio was also elevated. This would help create a level surface above the sloped backyard, and allow for additional living space.

 

Paver System Progress 7The project construction process included:

  • Creating the layout
  • Excavating
  • Laying layers of gravel and sand
  • Adding edging
  • Fixing the patio height
  • Cutting Pavers

 

This was a walkout location, which means all of the material needed to be brought behind the house, down the grade.  To remedy this, Dingo compact track utility loaders were used to minimize the impact on the lawn and irrigation.

Tires from trucks could have caused major damage. This solution allowed us to easy restore the lawn and landscape upon completion of the project.

 

 

The customers are extremely happy with the job and how the back of their house now feels. Twin Oaks Landscape is proud to be part of a project that helps a family more easily enjoy the great outdoors.

Final Patio

Final Paver Patio

Final Paver Patio

 

Final Paver - Backyard View

Final Paver – Backyard View