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Which Patio Is Right For Me?

When it comes to patios, you have options! You can go the traditional route with pavers or flagstone, or something more contemporary, like stamped concrete. Each option has its advantages but which one is right for you? In this blog, we will break down the perks of all 3 to help you decide which is the best for your home.


When most people picture a patio, pavers are what come to mind. They come in many different styles and can be patterned in different ways, giving them the versatility many homeowners look for. They are also easily repaired if they break or get damaged. Since pavers do not get slippery when wet, they are one of the best options for steps, pathways, or patios near pools or water.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete is the most cost effective option and can be installed much quicker than its counterparts. If you’re looking for tons of color options, stamped concrete is the choice for you. With stamped concrete, you choose an integral (base) color as well as a release (top) color, and with so many colors to choose from, the combinations are endless. In addition to colors, there are plenty of different stamps to pick from so you can really customize your patio to fit your style.


Flagstone is a natural option that is absolutely stunning. It is incredibly durable, standing up to extreme climates and the elements. Since the stone does not expand or shift with the changing temperatures, you don’t need to worry about cracks or breaks. Flagstone is also virtually maintenance free. It really only needs swept and/or sprayed down whenever it appears dirty.

We hope this helps you decide which kind of patio is right for you.  If you’re ready to move forward and get an estimate, FSBD offers custom patios, deck and porch builds, hardscaping, creative masonry, outdoor entertainment features, like fireplaces and outdoor kitchens, and so much more. If you are looking to create the space of your dreams, give us a call and we’ll get you on the fast track to your outdoor oasis!

First State Building & Design in Chadds Ford, PA, offers residential exterior remodeling and renovation services. For a FREE estimate, contact us today! 



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