There are two ways to install pavers, including DIY and contractor installation. The most inexpensive way to install pavers is by performing a DIY installation. However, a do-in-yourself installation is time consuming and involve a lot of manual labor, that includes digging and laying a foundation. To install a 400 square foot patio, the homeowner must dig a 20 by 20 square to a minimum depth of six inches. The area must then be filled with a compacted sub base and graded until it is a level surface. Once the area is graded, the homeowner is free to lay the pavers.
A professional contractor, including Wood Crafters, can install pavers in Houston. A reputable contractor will talk to the potential client on the phone and schedule an at-home estimate. The contractor should have a business license, insurance paperwork and references with them available. The contractor should listen to the home owner’s ideas, come up with a preliminary plan and a preliminary estimate of material and labor costs. Upon acceptance of the estimate, the contractor should provide a tentative start date and a completion date.