Platinum Patio and Pavers

Hardscaping Installer Northbrook | Wilmette | Winnetka

Northshore Patio Paver Installer

Outdoor Fireplace | Paver Patios | Paver Driveways | Natural Stone

Unilock Patio Builder | Belgard Paver Installer

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Paver Patio

As a Unilock and Belgard Authorized contrator, we have decades of paver patio buidling experience. No design is too challenging for our master craftmen. We have photo gallaries of about every kind of paver type and  patio style in order to help you choose the right materail for your project. In addation, Our design team will work with you and customize the project to your exact needs. 

Composite Decking

Platinum Patio and Platinum Decking are sister companeis that work togher or Deck and Patio projects. If you are interesdted in a low maintance composite or PVC deck, we are a one stop shop. We can design a deck and paito combo that flows seamlessly to transfrom our backyard. Platinum Decking is the larges composite deck builder in the Chicagoland area. 

Outdoor fireplaces, water features, and retaining walls

In addation to building a beautiful new patio and deck, Platinum Patio and Pavers specilizes in designing and installing wood burning and natural gas outdoor fireplaces, building water features, and buildng retaining walls to combat any kind of grading or drainage issues. 

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Specializing In Outdoor Patios And Living Spaces


Platinum Patio and Pavers specializes in designing and constructing the highest quality outdoor living spaces you can find in the North Shore and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Our outdoor living spaces include composite decks, paver and natural stone patios, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, and more. With years of experience in the industry, we are experts in creating functional and stylish spaces that enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of any property. Platinum Patios uses only high-quality materials and employs skilled artisans who take pride in their workmanship. Whether it’s a small backyard renovation or a large-scale commercial project, our team is committed to providing exceptional customer service and bringing clients’ visions to life.


What is a Platinum Patio?

Platinum Patio and Pavers’ team extends its gratitude for your visit to our website and providing us with the chance to earn your business in the North Shore, Northbrook, Wilmette, and Winnetka areas. Our top priority is customer satisfaction and exceptional service, as demonstrated by our hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google and other platforms. You can read a few of them below, and we anticipate providing you with another fantastic experience when your paver patio project is complete.

The following outlines the entire process so that you can feel confident and informed about the steps required to create the outdoor living area of your dreams. We trust that this information will assist you in understanding the long-term benefits of a Unilock or Belgard paver patio built and designed by Platinum Patio.


Our Estimate Process

Platinum Patio offers a personalized and detailed estimate for homeowners in the North Shore area. Our goal is to make the process of creating a stunning outdoor living space as effortless as possible. To request your free estimate, simply give us a call at 847-999-7817 or complete the online estimate questionnaire. Act now, and we will promptly schedule your free estimate and design session at your home. We will reach out to you via phone call to schedule a convenient time.

In Winnetka, Highland Park, Glenview, Deerfield, and all around the North Shore, Platinum Patio offers both paver patios and natural stone patios. Our expert design and sales specialists will come to your home to take measurements and better understand your project and goals for the outdoor living space. We offer a wide range of paver options from Unilock, Belgard, and other natural stones such as bluestone. Our team will strive to help complete your backyard goals to create a unique and fully functional patio outdoor living space. Count on our experienced team members to guide you throughout the patio design process and send you a proposal.


Platinum Patio Design Work

Our sales and design specialists will provide a detailed proposal with 3D renderings and pictures of previous projects like yours, showcasing our use of quality materials. See your patio vision come to life and make any changes easily with our 3D renderings. 

Whether you prefer to call, text, or email us, our Platinum Patio Design and Sales Specialist will be happy to help with your patio design. We know that clients often have final changes they’d like to make before moving forward, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. 

Once the patio design is finalized, and you are ready to move forward with the patio project, we secure your project in our production calendar with a deposit of 20%.


Design Consultation

Before the project starts, Platinum Patio and Pavers will arrange a design consultation to confirm all aspects of the project, design, and scope of the job. During this consultation, a sales representative and design expert will visit your home, accompanied by our Production Manager.

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Platinum Patios and Pavers is one of the top rated and most experienced patio hardscape installers in the Northshore, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Winnetka areas. 

Patio Paver Building Process

The Difference Between a Platinum Built Patio and a Normal Patio

Typical patio contractors around the North Shore prepare their patio base by first excavating the area to the desired depth of around 4 inches. Once the excavation is complete, the contractor will use a product called base rock to create a solid, stable surface that will support the patio. The base rock is typically made up of a combination of sand and small stones that create a compacted layer. Once the base rock is in place, the contractor will use a plate compactor to ensure that the surface is properly compacted and level. After this, the contractor will lay down a layer of sand and use it to level the surface. Finally, the pavers will be laid on top of the sand, and the entire surface will be compacted once again to ensure that it is solid and stable. These projects typically don’t look as good or last even a third of the amount of time as a Platinum Patio, as we tend to build our patios very differently from the rest.


The Paver Patio Base

Platinum Patio takes landscape design to a new level by excavating a depth of 8-10 inches, which is twice that of other companies. It is important to dig at least twice as deep to ensure our final product lasts over twice as long. We build the best quality patios any contractor can build, to perfectly match the quality our homeowners expect in the North Shore, Northbrook, Wilmette, and Winnetka areas. 

Once dug, we fill the space with crushed limestone, renowned for its durability and ability to promote the safe filtration and drainage of water from the property. We then lay landscaping fabric to prevent unwanted weed growth and cover it with another layer of crushed limestone. Finally, Unilock or Belgard’s signature concrete pavers or natural stone. To secure the entire structure, we employ Perma-Edge Technology, a superior option to regular plastic edging, along with G2 polymeric sand to finish it off. It is no surprise that our satisfied clients rate us with a remarkable five stars.

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Patio Edging/ Perma-Edge

Perma-edge technology is a revolutionary advancement in the field of patio building and offers an array of benefits for homeowners and contractors. It involves the use of durable precast concrete edge restraints that provide a permanent solution for keeping pavers and natural stone in place. The biggest benefit of perma-edge technology is that it creates a more stable and durable patio that lasts longer, with minimal tipping or shifting of the pavers or stones. This technology also significantly reduces the likelihood of weed growth between pavers while requiring less maintenance and repair in the long run, saving homeowners time and money. Additionally, perma-edge technology allows for greater flexibility in design and easier installation, making it an attractive option for contractors. Overall, the benefits of perma-edge technology make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a lasting and low-maintenance patio to their home in the North Shore.

Patio Polymeric Sand/ Paver Locking Sand

Polymeric sand is a type of jointing sand used during the installation of patios that provides several benefits over traditional jointing materials such as regular sand or mortar. Polymeric sand contains a mixture of polymer binders and sand granules, and once it is applied and activated with water, the polymer binders quickly harden and form a tight bond between the individual pavers. This creates a more stable and secure patio surface that is less prone to shifting or settling and is also less susceptible to water damage and weed growth. Another benefit of polymeric sand is that it allows for better drainage of rainwater, reducing the risk of standing water and potential damage to the underlying foundation. Overall, the use of polymeric sand can greatly increase the longevity and durability of a patio surface and provide North Shore homeowners.

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Top Belgard Paver Products

Belgard Origins:

This paver is a beautiful and durable hardscaping solution for outdoor spaces, designed to mimic natural stone. Its origins lie in the ancient practice of stone laying, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Belgard draws inspiration from traditional craftsmanship and natural materials used to build outdoor spaces that have endured for centuries. The Belgard Origins paver is made of concrete using a proprietary manufacturing process, giving it a beautifully textured appearance. With a unique blend of colors and textures, it flawlessly matches the look of natural stone. The Belgard Origins paver has a distinctly natural and highly appealing appearance that can lend any outdoor living space a timeless and classic look.

Belgard Dimensions:

Belgard’s Dimensions paver is a versatile and unique option that is perfect for creating beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. Made from high-quality materials, it’s designed to withstand the elements and provide long-lasting durability. It comes in various sizes and shapes, allowing for a range of design possibilities to suit any style and preference. The paver’s easy installation makes it a popular choice among homeowners and contractors alike. Whether you’re building a patio, walkway, or driveway, Belgard’s Dimensions paver is an excellent choice that adds beauty, value, and functionality to your outdoor space.

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Ourdoor Fireplaces: 

Belgard offers a variety of outdoor fireplaces designed to bring warmth, comfort, and style to outdoor living spaces in Glenview, Deerfield, Northbrook, and other towns in the North Shore. These fireplaces are built to blend seamlessly with the landscape and are crafted using durable, high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the elements for years to come. With a range of styles available, from rustic stone designs to sleek modern fireplaces, Belgard offers options to match any personal style. Equipped with easy-to-use controls and customizable features, Belgard’s fireplaces create the perfect centerpiece for outdoor gatherings and events.

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Outdoor Kitchens:

Belgard’s outdoor kitchens are a stunning and functional addition to outdoor living spaces in Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, and surrounding towns in the North Shore. These kitchens are specifically designed to bring indoor conveniences to the backyard, offering a luxurious outdoor cooking and dining experience. Belgard offers a range of outdoor kitchen options that can be customized to fit any style and space, from simple, pre-built units to elaborate, fully customized designs. The kitchens typically feature high-quality appliances such as grills, refrigerators, sinks, and storage cabinets, all designed to withstand outdoor elements and provide long-lasting performance. Belgard’s outdoor kitchens are also equipped with beautiful stonework, countertops and finishings, giving homeowners the perfect outdoor space to entertain guests while cooking delicious meals.

Why Specialize in Both Unilock and Belgard Patio Pavers?

Quality: Unilock and Belgard are renowned for their high-quality, durable patio pavers. They employ advanced manufacturing processes and stringent quality control measures, ensuring their products meet the highest standards. Other patio pavers on the market might lack the same level of quality control.

Design: Unilock and Belgard offer a diverse range of designs and styles to cater to homeowners’ tastes and needs. Their products prioritize aesthetics, resulting in functional and visually appealing outcomes. Other patio paving brands might have limited design options.

Warranty: When building with Platinum Patio, Unilock and Belgard offer a transferable 25-year warranty for their patio paver products. This guarantee covers material defects and workmanship, providing homeowners with peace of mind that their investment is protected. Other brands might not offer such extensive warranties.

Sustainability: Unilock and Belgard are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices. They utilize only the best materials in the production of their products, while minimizing the impact on the environment. Other patio paving brands may not have the same level of commitment to sustainability.

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Natural Stone Patio Pavers

Natural stones are quarried from the earth and used in outdoor patio applications. Popular options around the North Shore include sandstone, bluestone, flagstone, travertine, and granite. These stones come in various colors, textures, and sizes, and they are durable, low-maintenance, and weather-resistant making them an excellent choice for outdoor living spaces. They can also be laid in various patterns and designs, allowing for creative and unique patio designs in Winnetka, Glencoe, and many other towns in the North Shore.


Benefits of using Natural Stone Pavers


  1. Durability: Natural stone is incredibly durable and can withstand various weather conditions, making it perfect for outdoor patios.
  2. Aesthetics: Natural stone enhances the beauty of the outdoor space, adding a natural and elegant look. It comes in various colors and patterns, giving homeowners countless options to choose from.
  3. Low maintenance: Compared to other materials, natural stone requires minimal upkeep. It does not need to be sealed regularly, and cleaning requires only soap and water.
  4. Long-lasting: When properly installed, natural stone patios have a long lifespan. They can last for decades, if not centuries in the North Shore, without losing their beauty and functionality.
  5. Resale value: Installing a natural stone patio can significantly increase the resale value of a property due to its unique and luxurious look, especially around the North Shore.
  6. Sustainability: Natural stones are eco-friendly as they are naturally occurring. They do not require any additional manufacturing or processing and do not produce harmful emissions.
  7. Versatility: Natural stones can be used for more than just patios. They can be used to create pathways, retaining walls, and other landscaping designs.
  8. Heat resistance: Unlike other materials such as concrete, natural stone does not become too hot in direct sunlight, making it comfortable to walk on even on hot summer days.

Drawbacks of Natural Stone Patio Pavers


  1. Cost: Natural stone is often pricier than materials like concrete or pavers, limiting accessibility for those on a budget.
  2. Limited availability: Natural stone is a finite resource, which means that it is not always readily available in all locations. This can make it difficult to find the right type of stone for a particular project.
  3. Slipperiness: Some types of natural stone can be slippery when wet, which can be a safety hazard, especially for children or the elderly.
Outdoor Patio Lighting:

Patio lighting is absolutely amazing and can completely transform any outdoor space in Winnetka, Glencoe, and surrounding towns. Not only does it illuminate your patio and provide much-needed lighting for outdoor activities, but it also adds a sense of ambiance to your gatherings. The bright glow of our built-in LED lights create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that encourages relaxation and conversation. With the right lighting, you can highlight specific features of your patio like a garden or water feature or patio itself, and even extend the use of your outdoor space into the evening. Plus, patio lighting options are endless, from wall lighting to step lights to up lights on the house or garden area that you can control with a remote control. No matter your personal style or preferences, patio lighting is a must-have addition to any outdoor space.

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Outdoor Patio Fire Pits/ Outdoor Patio Fireplaces

Patio Gas Fire Pit

Unilock’s gas fire pits are a stylish and functional addition to any outdoor living space in Winnetka, Glencoe, and around the North Shore. With easy-to-operate controls, you can quickly and easily ignite a beautiful flame that will add warmth and ambiance to your patio or backyard. These gas fire pits are available in a wide range of styles and sizes, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs and decor. Unilock’s gas fire pits are made from high-quality materials, so you can rest assured that they will last for years to come. Plus, they’re low-maintenance and easy to use, making them the perfect choice for busy homeowners who want to enjoy their outdoor living space without a lot of fuss. We dig and install a new gas line from the house and get your brand new gas firepit up and running! Whether you’re looking to host gatherings or simply relax in your yard, Unilock’s gas fire pits offer a cozy and inviting atmosphere that will enhance your outdoor living experience.

Patio Wood Burning Fireplace

Unilock’s wood burning fire pits are a great addition to any outdoor living space. They are made with high-quality materials and are designed to withstand outdoor elements, ensuring that they will last for years to come. With a wood burning fire pit, you can enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a real wood fire, which is perfect for gathering around with family and friends. Unilock’s fire pits come in various sizes, shapes, and styles, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your outdoor area’s aesthetic and needs. Plus, they can be customized with various types of stone veneer, making them blend seamlessly with the other hardscaping elements in your outdoor space. Overall, Unilock’s wood burning fire pits are a stylish and functional way to enhance your outdoor living experience.

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Paver Patio Water Feature:

Unilock and Belgard are both well-known hardscape product manufacturers in the North Shore who offer various water feature options for outdoor spaces. Unilock provides a range of water feature options, including fountains, bubbling rock features, and pondless waterfalls. They also offer different finishes and colors to choose from. Belgard offers similar options, such as a modular pool system, outdoor fire and water combination feature, and bubbling fountain kit. Both Unilock and Belgard water features are designed to withstand different weather conditions and can be integrated into various landscape designs. Overall, their water feature options provide homeowners with creative ways to add visually appealing water elements to their outdoor spaces.

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Patio Maintenance

To keep your paver patio looking great and performing well, a tiny bit of maintenance once in a while could be done. First and foremost, it is beneficial to keep the patio clean by sweeping away dirt, leaves, and other debris to your preference. Washing the patio once or twice a year with a garden hose or pressure washer can also help remove built-up grime. To ensure the longevity of their paver patio, homeowners are advised to use polymeric sand as a sealant every 7-10 years can also help protect them from weather damage and keep them looking brand new for 25 years or more without any weeds or unleveling of the patio. If any of the pavers become cracked or damaged, they should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further issues.

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