Platinum Patio and Pavers
High End Landscaping- Naperville
Stone Patios, Hardscapes, Fireplaces, Outdoor kitchens
Naperville Unilock Patio Builder | Naperville Paver Installer
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A paver patio is an aesthetically pleasing and low maintenance option for expanding your home’s outdoor living space.
Entrances & Walkways
Paver sidewalks and entryways will increase your home’s curb appeal while also adding convenience and functionality to your yard
A paver driveway will add class to your home and make an impression on guests that will last a lifetime.
Specializing in Stone Patios, hardscapes, stone driveways, outdoor kitchens, outdoor stone fire pits, and stone retaining walls.
Landscaper Naperville Specialists
Platinum Patios and Pavers of Naperville
Naperville Patio Estimate Process
The first step of our estimation process is to better understand each customer’s overall vision for the outdoor space of their dreams. Once we have established the direction of the project (a re-design, a resurface or a new design from scratch), we work to gather the necessary design measurements to make sure the space takes full advantage of the home/backyard canvas. Lastly, we will work hand in hand with our customers to review and select the desired design elements (hardscape options, laying patterns, bonus features, etc…) as well as make sure the completed design works within each customer’s budget.
Patio & Paver Specialization
There are many great companies in the construction or landscaping space that build a few hardscape projects each year, but there are only a few companies that specialize in patios and pavers. When everyone in the company builds and sells these projects 365 days a year, a level of experience and skill is attained that truly sets us apart
What makes a Platinum Patio?
We only use top tier materials from industry-leading brands such as Unilock and Belgard. Our outdoor living spaces are designed to be low maintenance, durable, and long-lasting. The installation process is critical to the long term durability, and at Platinum, we pride ourselves on delivering quality over quantity. When installed correctly, a paver patio should last for many decades without requiring any significant maintenance from the homeowner. Today’s modern pavers are scientifically manufactured to produce wear-resistant surfaces that prevent fading over time. The industry has transformed and we are no longer building your grandma’s plain concrete patios.
Retaining walls and seating walls will add eye-catching dimension to your yard and can be used to create a more functional outdoor living space.
Outdoor Fire Pits
A fire pit will not only add warmth to your backyard on a chilly night, but it will provide a cozy environment for guests to converse.
An outdoor kitchen will create a stately and sophisticated outdoor living space that can be enjoyed by your family through endless summer BBQs.
Why Build a New Patio?
Patios help contribute to the quality of life for a homeowner. Patios are a great way to extend the living area of your home while providing an excellent space to entertain and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Patios can also offer you a quiet, calm area to get away from the world to relax or to read a book. Patios help increase the overall appeal and value of your home and can help draw in potential buyers who appreciate the sheer beauty of your home’s outdoor living space. Paver patios have the lowest possible lifetime cost of maintenance for any outdoor living area. Patios offer an affordable way to increase the living space of the home without the expense of a full home renovation.
Visit Unilock for many different patio ideas!
Proud Naperville Patio Builder
Platinum prides itself on providing outstanding customer service while working hand in hand with our customers to design a custom outdoor living space that can be enjoyed for many years. Our goal is to make every customer’s backyard the envy of anyone who sees it! Modern materials have taken patio design to a whole new level. These revolutionary materials are available in a variety of colors, patterns, textures or styles so that a completed project can resemble anything from marble to granite, to even wood.
What makes a great patio?
Patios invite us to spend more time outdoors and allow us to reconnect with our friends and family. Outdoor living spaces are an excellent option for entertaining and dining outdoors. Invite friends over to enjoy a summer barbeque, sit by the fire pit, and roast some marshmallows.
Patio Stairs & Stoops
Whether designing stairs for a new patio or adding detail to a landing stoop, you can easily enhance your landscaping game with a few simple steps!
Outdoor Patio Lighting
Outdoor lighting is one of the easiest ways to add beauty, value and safety/security to your outdoor living space.
Permeable pavers can greatly benefit the environment by helping better manage stormwater and can be used in a variety of our outdoor living projects.
Platinum is a family-owned and operated hardscape patio builder based in the Chicagoland area. We pride ourselves in transforming backyards into beautiful outdoor living spaces that are tailored to meet all of our customer’s needs. The owner lives in Naperville and prides himself with treating every customer as if they were his next-door neighbor.
The Expert Landscaper and patio builder in Naperville
Understanding the details of every patio build is critical. Platinum Patio spends the time needed on each and every little detail.
Extending Stone Patio Lifespan
We Go Above And Beyond With Our Approach To Water Maintenance To Maximize the Lifespan Of Your Project
Without proper installation, mother nature can wreak havoc on any paver or patio project (especially in the Midwest). The extreme temperature swings along with the ground freeze/thaw cycle can shift pavers out of place, and lead to cracks within joints after a number of years. In order to limit this impact and to maximize the lifespan of a project, builders must go above and beyond with their base installations to ensure proper compaction and drainage of the base material. The base of a paver or patio project is like the foundation of a house and is the most important part to get right in order to ensure the longevity of the project. The majority of contractors have the ability to install a great looking top layer of pavers, but they often cut corners with their base installations and basic approaches to water maintenance.
Historically, hardscape installers have built their bases out of ‘dirty’ gravel material with an inch of sand bedding over the top. Extensive research over the past 10 years has experts now convinced that this traditional method for building a paver base retains too much water and drastically affects the longevity of projects, especially in cold climates. Unilock now recommends that the vast majority of all paver projects should use an open-graded base design with clear ¾ inch gravel. This base design was traditionally reserved for ‘permeable’ paver installations but has been proven to add tremendous benefits to ‘non-permeable’ installations as well. Unfortunately, many contractors and landscapers are not willing to adapt to these new methods and still building their bases with outdated materials.
From day one, Platinum Patio & Pavers has made it a priority to maximize the longevity of any project we work on by doing the little things right. Our extreme focus on water maintenance practices, open-graded base designs, and a tremendous focus on proper base compaction ensure that our customers can enjoy their new outdoor living spaces for many decades into the future. We take pride in putting extra effort into the base, even though the majority of customers will not appreciate the impact that this effort will have until many years down the road.
Open-Grade Patio Base
Additional Advantages Of Using An Open-Grade Base
Platinum Patio & Pavers is among a small group of top tier patio and paver installers that leverage permeable base systems (that consist of a ¾ inch clear gravel layer and a coarse stone bedding layer), as opposed to item #4 and sand. The materials used in our bases yield better drainage performance, while still providing sufficient load-bearing capacity. Research has shown that open-grade based designs have the following advantages:
- The course stone bedding layer is ideal for raised steps and patios because it eliminates sand washout
- The clear stone makes it hard for roots to thrive and helps reduce weed growth
- These base materials can be installed during inclement weather, which helps keep projects on schedule
- They are free-draining, which eliminates water sitting just below the surface of the paver, which further prevents prevent freezing and shifting beneath the pavers
Unilock experts and industry professionals all have spent the past decade researching the best methods for base installation and have all concluded that employing an open-graded base design provides customers with the most successful projects over time.
We Only Use Top Quality Materials
Platinum Patio & Pavers specializes in Unilock products which are specifically designed to endure the harsh winters of the upper Midwest. Unilock produces extremely hard pavers (2 to 4 times the strength of concrete) that have been proven to retain their color over time, unlike less expensive paving options, which tend to fade at a relatively fast rate. Our teams have also installed many projects using Belgard and Techno-Bloc pavers, but the seemingly endless Unilock product line can accommodate any of your outdoor living needs including patios, seat walls, fire pits, steps, fireplaces and outdoor kitchens. If you live in the upper Midwest, we strongly recommend considering Unilock pavers to ensure the longevity of your outdoor living space.
Patio Builder Near Me
Platinum Patios and Pavers is your local patio builder and excited to earn your business in the Naperville and surrounding Chicago Suburbs!
High end landscaping is our passion!
We Prioritize Innovation At Every Step Of The Way, Including The Installation Of A Perma Edge Paver Restraint
For decades contractors and landscapers have worked tirelessly to cut and place their pavers to perfection, only to use a standard plastic edge landscaping restraint which was destined to fail. Many in the industry recognize that plastic edging tends to be the weakest link in the chain, but continue to use this method due to their inability to adapt to change. At Platinum Patio & Pavers, we quickly adapt to innovation and have switched to using a new technology of Perma Edge restraints to maximize the longevity of our projects.
Perma Edge was invented by landscapers who were sick and tired of paver edge separation and failure. Perma Edge is a mortar-like product that is 700% more flexible than concrete and 40% more permeable. Perma Edge will float and flex with the sub-base, making it the ideal edging to withstand the midwestern freeze/thaw cycle. Bottom line, no more failed edges.
Stone paver patios that last
We Future Proof Your Long Term Landscaping Projects
Some of our customers have long term goals of fully transforming their outdoor living spaces into a resort-like setting, but they may not have the necessary budget to obtain all of their dream features in a single phase of work. At Platinum Patio & Pavers, we work within a customers budget to plan out a phased approach towards achieving these long term goals. It is nearly impossible to add on a fire pit or outdoor kitchen without first properly planning for these features in the initial design, and we even sometimes install the necessary trenched gas or electrical lines while building the patio base to ensure these features can be easily added at a later date. Through our transparent pricing and forward thinking phased approach, we can work hand in hand with our customers to ensure their long term landscaping goals can be achieved. At the end of the day, our focus is to build long term relationships with our customers so that they only look to us for their future outdoor living needs.
Patio and Paver Building Process
Our team works hard to understand the specific goals of our customers before designing a customized outdoor living space to meet the needs of each project. Outdoor living spaces are a highly customizable yard feature, with materials available in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. We specialize in designing and installing patios, entrances, and walkways, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, retaining walls, driveways, outdoor lighting, pergolas, and more.
- A patio is a key to your Landscaping
- A well-designed patio is truly the cornerstone of a home, helping create a flow between the interior and exterior living spaces.
Why Landscaping Matters
In the modern world, prospective homebuyers often value the exterior living space as much as the interior living space when deciding on a home.
A patio in Naperville - A good investment?
Patios are a great investment, in that they are extremely low maintenance, can stand up to the test of time, and will add significant value and appeal to prospective home buyers.
Deck + Patio = perfect combination
A Large Majority Of Customers Need A Patio And A Deck
Our sister company is the largest composite deck builder/installer in the state of Illinois, and they are on track to win the prestigious top customer service award in the nation amongst all Trex deck builders. If you are looking to upgrade your outdoor space with both a patio and a composite deck, you can work with Platinum for a seamless transition and smooth customer experience through both projects.
How long to pavers last?
Modern concrete pavers are designed to last a lifetime (100+ years). If the event that a paving stone (or a group of paving stones) cracks or breaks, it can be easily be removed and replaced with a new paving stone. With limited maintenance, paver patios can be enjoyed by your family through many future generations.
What are pavers made of?
Concrete pavers, clay pavers, porcelain pavers, cultured stone, natural stone (bluestone, limestone, sandstone, flagstone), permeable pavers, as well as stamped concrete.
How do I clean my pavers?
Paver patios are extremely low maintenance, but it is important to keep your hardscape clean to ensure the same stunning look from when the patio was first installed. The first step to clean your patio is to use a high-pressure hose to spray down the surface in order to remove the dust and dirt that has collected over time (Note: You may use a pressure washer for this step, but you must be careful not to use too much water pressure with could damage your patio or remove polymeric sand from the paver joints). Next, you can use soap and water (or Simple Green) along with a push broom to scrub the surface lightly (as needed). Lastly, rinse off the entire surface with the hose and allow it to dry.
Do I need to seal my pavers?
One of the last steps of a patio installation is to sweep sand across the surface to seal all paver joints. Depending on the type of paver that was used, we often use a Polymeric Jointing Sand for this step, which hardens when wet and prevents weed growth. In addition, pavers can be sealed using a topical or penetrating sealant. Sealing the patio is not always required (depending on the materials used in the project), but it can help reduce any maintenance required to keep the surface clean.
If you are interested in a composite deck, Platinum Patio and Pavers is a sister company to Platinum Decking. Depending on your location, please visit any of our below locations.
Protecting your patio against Naperville winters!
- The easiest way to protect your patio is to make sure the surface is clean. The longer harmful substances sit on a patio’s surface, the more damage could occur. When removing snow from the surface, please avoid using a metal shovel to reduce the chance of scraping the stones.
Can I put salt on my pavers to melt the ice?
- Winters can get pretty bad in Naperville and salt is often used to melt snow or ice. It is NOT recommended to use salt on a paver patio because the corrosive nature of the salt can cause damage to the stones. In addition, the salt can seep into the pavers and cause discoloration and other problems.
How to stop weeds from growing between my pavers?
Just as Naperville winters can rough, Spring in Naperville brings its own set of issues like weeds and plant vegetation. Proper installation of stones, a constant slope to drain moisture from the surface, and a well-compacted layer of finishing sand will help prevent future weed growth. We do recommend pulling or killing any weeds if they arise.