Earthworks Updates Fairfield, CT Backyard with New Thornbury Patio and Rivercrest Fire Pit
This modern patio with fire pit and dining area features Thornbury pavers in the New York Blend color option. The circular firepit is constructed with Rivercrest Wall stones using a Buff and Coastal Slate color combination. Unilock Authorized Contractor, Earthworks, The Concrete Paver Specialists, are responsible for the design and construction of this Fairfield, CT backyard. Originally, the large lawn didn’t provide any functional outdoor living space, the new patio includes areas for cooking, eating and gathering.
This aerial view highlights the well-planned layout and geometric patterns used in the design. The grid pattern in the pergola is repeated in both the pavers at the side of the house and the laying pattern in the patio. Meanwhile, the circular fire pit provides contrast and balance.
The pergola adds shade and also helps separate the dining area from the fire pit. Careful placement of trees and shrubs alongside the patio provides screening from nearby neighbors. The gate leading to the backyard matches the white pergola while also adding privacy.
Thornbury pavers have a subtle surface texture that gives them the appearance of natural stone. Each bundle includes 3 compatible stone sizes to allow for multiple laying patterns with a less formal look. This patio uses Laying Pattern A which is available for download from the Unilock website. Units are 2-3/4” thick and feature EnduraColor Facemix Technology for increased durability. This custom two-step manufacturing process creates rich colors that are resistant to fading and wear.
Thornbury pavers also offer a permeable option with the combination of correct paver spacing and a permeable jointing compound. This patio uses the tan sand jointing compound which provides contrast with the pavers and complements the Buff Rivercrest Wall stone used in the fire pit.
Rivercrest Wall stone has the look and feel of stacked flagstone, with the durability of a manufactured interlocking concrete wall unit . Rivercrest Wall is an ideal choice for constructing straight or curved walls under 2 feet in height. This includes features such as raised planters, fire pits, grill islands, seat walls and retaining walls. To assist with design and construction of walls and other features, Unilock offers free software from our Software Downloads page.
The clean lines and textured surface of Thornbury pavers create a modern patio with a natural feel. The simple white wood chairs, pergola, balcony and gate all complement the grey tones of the patio. This project shows that skilled design and careful planning can produce a functional outdoor living space that doesn’t have to take over the whole yard.
Unilock Authorized Contractor
EARTHWORKS, The Concrete Paver Specialists