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A Fall Stone Patio Install

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With the summer season and all that warm weather coming to an end, homeowners may still find themselves faced with last minute home improvement or backyard installation projects they have yet to complete. Whether a long-awaited retaining wall, a backyard fire pit or a cold weather stone patio install, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes has got you covered.


Depending upon location, design, materials and weather patterns, installing a trendy stone patio is something that can certainly be accomplished in the cooler fall temperatures. When laying stone for a backyard patio, outdoor temperatures play a significant role. With that said, two of the most important components you need to give attention to for a cool weather patio install is the mortar and the frost.




When heavy frost sets in, the ground can actually shift a bit. With this thought in mind, it is important to complete your patio install well in advance of any seasonal frost. Installing a stylish backyard patio in the fall months that becomes interrupted by a sudden frost can lead to an unstable and uneven base for your patio. If a heavy frost hits before the stone is actually laid for your new stone patio a well compacted base will be essential to the successful install of your patio project.


When using mortar for a patio install it is important that it is used in temperatures that are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The highly skilled and experienced specialists here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes will give close attention to weather conditions and temperatures when working with you on the design and install of your new backyard patio. We will ensure that work is performed in temperatures that will not dip below the 40-degree marker and in timelines that are accommodating to your individual needs as well as the seasonal weather conditions.




Mortar should be used during the daytime hours, covering it well into the evening hours so as to keep any frost off and allowing for proper settling of the mortar. Depending upon weather patterns, how much frost your area gets and exposure, this process works effectively. Our qualified contractors are steadfast in their efforts to get in and get out quickly, installing a perfectly laid stone patio that will surely weather the winter conditions and be prepped and ready to be used and enjoyed once the spring weather arrives.


Our team of professionals will come out to your property to assess your patio project and your home’s property to determine whether or not it makes good sense to install a stone patio at your location during the cold weather season. We will take into consideration the size and design of the patio, the likelihood that frost may occur overnight or if there is a high possibility for freezing temperatures, and determine the best course of action for you. If we find that the conditions are a bit too iffy and that there is a good chance that frost or cold weather temperatures are going to impact the timing of the project and the install itself, we will recommend putting off your patio install until the spring months arrive.




Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our clients are our number one priority. During your consultation, we will answer any questions you have, discuss any concerns, and make appropriate recommendations on whether or not we think the installation of a stone patio in the cooler fall months is an ideal option for you. Our team is committed to providing only the highest quality services to all our valued clients, whether winter, spring, summer or fall. If you are thinking about performing a patio install this fall, then be sure to reach out to the experts here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes and schedule your free consultation today! We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round hardscape services this side of Brentwood.

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