custom deckA lot of people use the terms deck and patio interchangeably but there are some key differences between these two types of structure that the patio builders in the Fredericksburg area you hire need to know. A patio is an outdoor space placed directly on the ground that may be connected to the home directly or built separately. Typically patios have bases made out of stone, concrete or brick. Patios are an affordable way to increase your house’s square footage and a great places for family gatherings, grilling out or just enjoying the sun and stars.

Costs of Building a Patio

Cost is another area where patios differ significantly from decks. Patio’s are typically less expensive than decks and can cost up to a third less. On average a deck will cost $33 per square foot while a patio might cost as low as $15 per square foot. So, in general it’s safe to say that if you’re budget minded in your project, a patio might be your best option. However, there are some things that will affect the price. These include:

  • Materials used
  • Location of the addition
  • Size of the addition
  • Features, such as a built in barbecue, railings, seating, etc.