How to plan your future patio or deck?

At Patio Design inc., planning your project is our priority!

Here are some points to consider before you start building your patio or your deck.


Determine the kind of patio or deck you want.

There are different styles of patios and terraces that can suit your home and your needs. Generally, the patio is attached to your house, slightly lower than the family room, living room or kitchen. For more privacy, you can also choose a terrace at ground level through which you access by stairs or a path if you decide to build it away from home.

Determine usage

From the start, you have to wonder what kind of activities you want to practice on your patio or terrace. For example, does your patio will be used to prepare meals and grilling? Is this a place where you get your family and friends? You use your patio for relaxing and reading? Do you add a spa or pool to your patio? Will you add screens or plants to get more privacy? It is important for us that you take the time to think about your future needs. To give you ideas and inspiration, check out our online portfolio.

Determine the dimensions

If your home and land are restricted, your patio or terrace should be constructed accordingly. We recommend you to use simple shapes. You can also divide the patio in different areas, according to the use you make of it. For example, an area for relaxation and another for the dining area, considering the dimensions of your garden furnitures.

Choose the foundation and the right materials

Depending on the selected patio or terrace style and the soil type of your property, our expert will be able to provide you with the best combinations. Several choices are available to you : the screw piles, concrete bases or sonotubes. The structure is generally made of treated wood before being placed on concrete bases or directly to the soil for stability. In some cases, the steel structure can be prioritized.

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Patio Design inc. designs, manufactures and installs high quality and sustainable patios and terraces for nearly 25 years. Whatever your project is, be assured it will be done according to your tastes and expectations.

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