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Outdoor Kitchen Drop Ins

Outdoor kitchens often open up a whole new use for your outdoor living area, changing the outdoors from where your kids play to where the family hangs out. As with indoor kitchens, outdoor kitchens are often the family gathering place for conversation and spending time together. With an outdoor kitchen, the family and friends can gather in a comfortable, social environment while the cook grills dinner.

One of the most popular of all outdoor upgrades, the outdoor kitchen is one of the best returns on investment in landscaping. And designed with the cook in mind, the one isolated chef is now in the center of the new entertainment area.

Amenities

Our design team can create a custom outdoor kitchen just for your needs and family size. Whether it is an island kitchen in the center of your backyard brick patio, or an outdoor room all of its own. We can combine the outdoor kitchen with other features such as an outdoor bar, seating area, or kitchen table.

For the food enthusiasts, we even can upgrade the outdoor kitchen to include such amenities as a pizza oven, bread warmers, sinks with running water, storage drawers and cabinets.

Electric OutletsOutdoor Living Table

Adding electrical outlets for your kitchen items such as blenders, food processors, and other plug-in appliances is as easy as asking us to include them. And as long as we are adding power to your outdoor kitchen, let us add some lighting for even more enjoyable nighttime use.

Custom Built Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are as unique and individualized as the families using them. We can design anything from a small, upscale replacement for the old Webber, to a large 3-sided outdoor gathering space with built in chairs, tables and countertops. Each custom built outdoor kitchen is tailor made to the client and the clients needs. Call our design team today for an estimate.

Grill Tops

Outdoor Kitchen Island

The centerpiece of the outdoor kitchen is often the stove or grill top. With many, many grill tops available, the options are only limited by your family’s needs. Here we offer a small example of the grill tops available for your new Suburban Landscaping outdoor kitchen.

Many multi-family properties and office parks are also finding outdoor kitchen to be a resident and employee pleasing amenity. Large island, multiple grill tops, outdoor tables, and built-in cooler space are unique benefits to your complex or business.

With the price of grill tops dropping every year, call for an estimate on a new outdoor kitchen your your home or property. 

 

SurroundsOutdoor Grill Surround

Sometimes, the full outdoor kitchen with drop-in grill tops is not in the budget. An affordable option to the new kitchen is to keep your old grill and build a new block surround to enclose it. A cost saving, but beautiful option that could make the difference between starting the project and finishing the project.

Costs

On an average, outdoor kitchens have been coming down in price for several years now. With so many options, brick types, and amenities, prices for outdoor kitchens can still be all over the board, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 and up. The best way to plan your new outdoor kitchen is to call for an estimate or request a quote online.

  

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Brick Patio Repair

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One of our specialties at Suburban Landscaping is the repair and re-installation of brick patios. In our current economic times, brick patio repair is becoming more and more common, usually due to improper installation by a homeowner or inferior contractor. Brick patio repair is a specialty service that should be left to the most seasoned of professionals. Brick patio repair is a specialty for several reasons, but mostly due to the knowledge that is required to identify the cause of the failure and devise the best repair method  possible.

Types of Failure

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  • Wavy surface
  • Sunken surface
  • Rutting of the surface
  • Low areas develop
  • Separation of the brick
  • Edges sinking into the ground
  • Bricks rising or edges rising
  • Loose brick or rocking brick


Reasons Brick Patios FailBrick Patio Repair

Patios fail for many reasons, but by far the most common reason is that the aggregate base was improperly installed, or was made from the wrong materials. In a brick patio, retaining wall, or even concrete work, the base is the most important component.

Top Reasons Patios Fail:

  • Poorly compacted base
  • Wrong base material
  • Erosion of base
  • Poor drainage or no drainage
  • Inferior brick pavers
  • Poor installation technique
  • Lack of paver edging
  • Freeze/thaw cycle


Brick Patio Repair Costs

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Unfortunately, brick patio repair can be expensive due to the labor needed to remove the existing patio before any patio repair can begin. However, the cost is always less than a new patio because more often than not the existing materials can be reused. Depending upon how the original patio was installed, costs can vary widely, from a minor removal and re-lay of the infill to a complete removal and replacement. If you would like an exact price, our estimators will come out to your home at no charge, evaluate your patio, and provide you with a no-obligation written estimate for the repair.


Matching Your Brick

The most common brick patios in the world are Holland Stone patios made by the oldest companies in brick paver manufacturing, Paveloc and Unilock. Holland stone is the best selling brick of all time, and one of the least expensive professional brick. However, now days there are many, many brick manufacturers, each with a plethora of bricks in their catalogs. Being professionals at brick patio repair, we can almost always identify your brick and find a distributor that sells it.


Choosing The Right Materials

Often homeowner installed patios, or do-it-yourself patios, are made from inferior products because of the availability and price of the material. We often repair patios that use brick purchased from local home improvement stores, which are usually made from a mix that contain more sand than concrete. The brick, albeit inexpensive, are not made to the same standards as the brick paver manufacturers that professionals use.

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Clients often think that brick pavers lose their color due to fading in the sun. This misconception is understandable, but erroneous. Brick actually do not discolor, the color is just covered by a film of dust, soils, organic matter, or other debris. A good power washing of the brick usually brings the color back to what it was originally.

 

What Does Brick Patio Repair Cost?

Repairing a brick patio can be around one thousand dollars or can be much more, depending upon the situation and the failure. Replacing an entire patio is expensive, replacing just the failing sections (if possible) is not too bad. The reason for the high cost of repairing an entire patio is the extra time involved. The time to remove the existing brick and base, and then install a correct one. Most patio repairs, depending upon many factors, ranges from $5 - $12 per square foot. 

 

Call Us For An Estimate, Or Request One Online

All of our estimates are free, so call us today and find out what it will cost to repair that old brick patio. Get the job done right this time and see how nice your patio can be. Click this link to request a quote online for your patio repair.

 

 

Chicago Paver Patio Package

Many residential properties in Chicago have limited space in their back yards, allowing little room for a brick patio. At Suburban Landscaping we have your solution. We have designed a high-end 108 square foot patio especially for smaller back yards, in Chicago or any suburb.

The package includes the following:

9'x12' Patio

  • Silver Creek Slate Patio
  • Roman Splilt Face Granite Accent Border
  • Lamont Paver Soldier Course
  • Compacted CA-6 Limestone Sub-Base
  • Limestone Screening Base
  • Polymeric Sand Joint Fill
  • Solid Paver Edging

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$2,895 Installed & Guaranteed

This price is based on your site being level. Slight hills could be an additional charge.

 

 

 

Paveloc Pavers

Pavloc is one of the most popular and oldest brick paving manufacturers in the business. Located in Illinois, Paveloc supplies a steady stream of product and offers a limited lifetime warranty on their products. With a vast color selection and product line, Suburban Landscaping is proud to offer paveloc brick pavers as an option in brick pavers and retaining walls.

Below are some of the products we offer through Paveloc Pavers:

Holland Pavers

The worlds most popular paver, Holland pavers have unlimited design possibilities and is offered in 10 different colors. For a more creative design, we suggest using one color for the in-fill and another, contrasting or complimenting color for the soldier course.

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Double Holland

A larger paver, the Double Holland and 12x12 Holland pavers can be used by themselves or in combination with the standard size Holland paver. A design with all three sizes can offer a plethora of design options and unique looks.

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Victorian 

Victorian pavers are an excellent paver for re-creating look reminiscent of an old European cobblestone street or pathway. These tumbled pavers come in three sizes for limitless design options and border combinations.

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Paveloc Charcoal

Colonial

An old English looking paver, the Colonial is a larger three piece tumbled paver perfect for driveways, parking lots or commercial applications.

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Paveloc Charcoal

Paveloc Fieldstone

 Bravado 

Bravado stones are a wonderful way to re-create the look of centuries walkways and plazas. These smooth, tumbled pavers are a great compliment for any landscape. 

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Products above are shown in order of price, with Holland pavers being the least expensive and Bravado being the most expensive. Some colors are special order and can add two to three weeks to your wait time on an installation. Please call our office for details on which color selections are special order.

 Popular Laying Patterns

There are many different patterns to brick design, some random and some symetrical. Each paver type has its own laying design and options, depending upon the number of differnt size bricks in the series and the size of those bricks. We offer many differnt laying patterns and styles for each of the brick above, just ask for sample sheets with your estimate. Below are two of the most popular laying patterns with dimensional brick, such as holland pavers.

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David Sanders
2015-06-29, 16:56
A quick thank you for going the extra mile, our place looks better than it has in years. We appreciate it very much.
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2015-05-28, 10:01
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2014-08-02, 15:05
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