Deck and Patio Builders in Naperville

Adding a deck or patio to your outdoor space is like adding an entirely new room to your house! 

It’s an investment that pays off by increasing your property value while also giving you a brand-new space to enjoy. A patio is a natural extension of your home or office, where you can relax, entertain, and soak up the natural ambiance of your surroundings. 

At Ware Landscaping, we help people in Naperville and the surrounding communities to see their patio vision become a reality! Our experienced deck and patio builders in Naperville are ready to tailor your deck and patio plans to your exact specifications and preferences!

Backyard hardscape deck and patio in Naperville

Patios vs. Decks: What You Need to Know

Terminology is important when it comes to talking about your outdoor space. Many people use the words patio and deck or patio and porch interchangeably to mean “any outdoor entertaining space.” However, there are distinct differences between these projects.

A deck is considered an open outdoor porch or platform that extends out from a home. A deck may be freestanding or attached to a house and is typically made from wood or other composite material. Generally, a deck is raised up off the ground to a certain degree.

The word patio comes from the Spanish word patio, which means backyard or back garden. A patio can be a structure that is either attached or detached from a home and is built at ground level. 

Patios are extremely versatile, can be made in any number of shapes and sizes, and may be constructed from a variety of different materials. Since they are built at ground level, patios rarely require stairs or a guide rail like decks typically do.

Some great news: Our team at Ware Landscaping can make either – or both! – of these outdoor entertaining spaces accessible to you! Our craftsmen are skilled at both deck and patio installation. We build the design you have always dreamed of.

Backyard deck and patio in Naperville

Benefits of Adding a Patio or Deck to Your Landscaping

There are so many benefits to adding a patio! 

Here are some examples of what our clients have enjoyed thanks to our patio and deck construction work: 

  • Increased living space
  • A great place to unwind at the end of the day
  • Ideal space for entertaining guests
  • Opportunities for outdoor yoga and meditation 
  • Higher property values

For homeowners with a pool, a deck or patio can be a great way to extend your outdoor recreation area. And if you hate yard work, think of a patio as a great way to reduce your overall yard work burden without needing to lose any square footage of your outdoor living space! 

Last but not least, a patio is a great investment. A well-built patio can last for 25 years or more, even with minimal upkeep and labor on the part of the homeowner. 

What materials are used for building a patio?

Today’s patios are so much more than just a simple slab of poured concrete. 

Patios are extremely versatile and can be made from a number of materials. Even the “basic” concrete options of today have been given stylish new updates thanks to tinting and stamping options. 

Picking the right material for your job comes down to the answers to these questions: 

  • How will you use your patio?
  • What are your aesthetic preferences? 
  • What are your unique needs for your patio? 
  • What is your budget? 

As deck and patio builders in Naperville and the surrounding area, we also take weather conditions into consideration. Some materials are better equipped to withstand frigid winter temperatures, ice, and snow than others. 

Depending on the answers to these questions, these are some of your options: 

  • Poured concrete
  • Concrete pavers
  • Natural stone
  • Brick
  • Gravel
  • Tile

Of course, there are also sub-categories for each of these materials. With so many options, you can customize your patio to look just the way you imagined it – or even better. 

A concrete patio can be smooth or stamped with a pattern. It can be tinted with different colors or decorated with inlays.

Tile, on the other hand, comes in numerous colors and designs. Pavers, brick, and natural stones like granite, marble, and limestone can be laid in a variety of configurations to create unique and eye-catching patterns.

Even loose gravel like pea gravel or sand can be used to transform an outdoor space into a useful, economical, and functional area. These materials can also be mixed and matched to create a truly one-of-a-kind space. 

What materials are used for building a deck?

Homeowners have some options for building a deck platform, including: 

  • Pressure-treated wood (usually pine)
  • Hardwood and softwood (such as Ipe, cedar, and redwood) 
  • Composite boards made from a combined wood and plastic
  • PVC (polypropylene or polyvinyl)

How to choose the right material for your patio or deck

The best way to identify which materials are right for your patio or deck project is to talk with an experienced landscaper from Ware Landscaping. We will review your needs, consider your style and personality, and come up with options that will give you a beautiful and worry-free patio or deck. 

Backyard deck with chairs and pergola on a sunny summer days

Deck & Patio FAQs

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you may have about deck and patio installation. 

Do landscapers build patios?

Some landscapers work exclusively with traditional landscaping–which involves the development of beautiful and functional outdoor spaces using plants, shrubs, trees, and grasses. 

However, many landscapers–including Ware Landscaping–also work in hardscaping. Hardscaping is the use of both decorative and practical non-living structures in a landscaping design, including: 

  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Benches
  • Fences
  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Paths
  • Firepits
  • Pergolas
  • Gazebos
  • Firepits
  • Retaining walls

How much does it cost to build a deck or patio? 

The cost of a deck or patio installation is dependent upon many factors, including the presence of any existing structures, the materials chosen, the complexity of the design, the total area, and the features you want to include. 

Cost of a deck: Typically, homeowners pay between $4,000 and $12,000 for a deck, although a lavish design could cost as much as $20,000. At the same time, a simple design with budget-friendly materials may only cost a few thousand dollars. You can expect to pay between $20 and $50 per square foot. 

Cost of a patio: Patios often cost a little less than a deck, usually between $2,500 and $6,000. The more complex the installation, the more expensive the patio will be. 

Importantly, Ware Landscaping’s Naperville deck and patio builders work with you based on the budget you are comfortable with! Don’t cut corners on subpar work; trust us to help you find the most cost-effective design and materials. 

Where can I see examples of Ware Landscaping’s work? 

We’re proud to show off our work!

Check out our Ware Landscaping portfolio with photos and videos of our previous jobs, including landscaping, drainage, and gorgeous decks and patios. 

Ready to Add a Patio to Your Home? 

Are you ready to increase the value of your home and the quality of your outdoor living space? The professionals at Ware Landscaping are dedicated to helping people transform their outdoor spaces into functional, stylish extensions of their homes and offices.

We can also replace old and worn-out patios and decks!

Call Ware Landscaping for a free estimate

The skilled team of deck and patio builders in Naperville at Ware Landscaping takes pride in constructing beautiful and high-quality patios that our customers enjoy for years to come. Ware Landscaping is a family-owned business that has been providing Naperville and the surrounding areas with well-built and attractive patios and decks for more than 20 years. 

For more information on how Ware Landscaping can help you refresh and revitalize your space with a new patio, contact us at (312) 471-9547. Schedule an appointment today to get an estimate from one of our experienced contractors.