The popularity of the patio makes a lot of sense.
Canadians want low-maintenance, and there are few things that require less effort than stone. A properly installed patio with a good base and jointing sand can easily last 25 years. That’s one important reason to make sure you pick a stone that you will love the entire time you have the space. It also justifies the costs. Patios rank as one of the highest expenses for outdoor renovations, but if you average the cost over the lifespan and the increased home-value of up to 12% (Century21, Canada); patios are a smart investment.