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How Long Can It Take To Build A Patio You’ll Love?

Everyone wants to know how long something will take to finish, especially for home improvement projects. It’s mostly because people are excited to have something new!

In this post, you can discover how long it takes to build a patio. You can also find out what can mainly change how long it takes to install a patio.

Large patio with fire pit

How Long Does Building A Patio Take?

It can take anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks to build a patio. How long it takes to install a patio mainly depends on size, patio complexity, material choice, weather, the project site, additions or upgrades, and any obstacles that pop up.

*These timelines are averages and can mainly change based on the below factors.

What 7 Main Factors Can Change How Long It Takes To Build A Patio?

  1.  Size. The size of your patio can change how long it takes to build. This is because it takes a different amount of time and labor to create. Larger patios take more of these so they tend to take longer. Smaller patios tend to take less and can be built more quickly.
  2.  Patio complexity. Patios can take different amounts of time to build. Pouring concrete is faster than laying down a custom pattern using pavers. More complex patios take more time and labor. Less complex patios can be installed faster.
  3. Material choice. The material you choose can change how long it takes to build a patio. Some take longer to put together and ship while others are much quicker. Pouring concrete is faster than laying pavers.
  4. Weather. Working in bad weather is unproductive. The ground can turn muddy, it’s harder to use our tools, and accidents are more likely to happen. Overall it’s better to wait it out so you can get the best patio possible.
  5. Project site. Some project sites are easier to work with than others. Flat ground with easy to dig soil takes less time and labor to work with. Uneven ground with clay or hard soil takes more labor and time to work with
  6. Additions or upgrades. Sometimes just a patio isn’t enough. You can add a fireplace, fire pit, sitting wall, retaining wall, and other features. It’ll add to the timeline but will be worth it!
  7. Obstacles. We might start digging and find a bunch of thick roots or some other obstacle. If this happens we might have to remove or move something before continuing. It may be the case that we have to move the patio location.