Patios & Hardscapes

Enhancing your hosting space with stamped concrete and stone patios

Make your hosting space even more enjoyable with a stone patio or custom hardscape features.

  • Give Your Yard Style

    Pavers, natural stone, or stamped concrete bring a classy finish to your hosting space.

  • Reduce Your Maintenance Load

    Hardscaping requires minimal maintenance beyond the occasional resealing.

  • Increase Your Home's Value

    Stone and hardscaped patios add long-term value to your home.

Katie Matsen:

"Not only did Fortress Construction do a great job, but Miguel and his team were super helpful all around giving us good ideas for our design. I am very happy with the communication from the beginning to end."

Patios & features we build


Stamped Concrete

A low-maintenance and cost-effective way to get the stonework look on your backyard patio.


Stone Hardscaping

Flagstone provides a natural feel and texture to your backyard without manmade products involved.


Custom Fire Rings

The perfect way to host late-night backyard parties. 


Outdoor Kitchens

An elegant and durable way to enjoy cooking outdoors.

We make your new patio stress free

  • 1

    Call Us

    Our free no-obligation estimate helps us understand your vision for your outdoors.

  • 2


    You receive an itemized proposal with a free 3D rendering.

  • 3


    We begin developing your project after receiving the down payment.

  • 4


    You enjoy your new hosting and living area!


"I had a wonderful experience working with Fortress Construction! The work was top-tier quality and completed on time. The staff was attentive, helpful, and hardworking. Extremely impressed by the work done and would give my highest recommendation!"

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What you can expect with Fortress Construction:

Family-Owned Business

We treat you the way every customer deserves to be treated.

20+ Years of Experience

Have peace of mind that you are getting the best construction techniques on your project.

2-year Labor Warranty

We stand behind our work for 2 years.

Locally Sourced Products

No big-box stores for us: we source local high-quality materials.

Custom Patios & Hardscapes in
Northern Virginia

Are you ready for a truly custom outdoor space in your home where you can enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?

Are you looking for the perfect patio that fits your home and your style while offering the perfect place to rest and relax?

At Fortress Construction, our goal is to provide you with your dream patio using the best materials and construction processes, and all while making the process as stress-free and simple as possible!  

Frequently Asked Question about
Patios & Hardscapes in Northern Virginia

The key difference between a patio and a deck lies in their construction and elevation. A patio is a ground-level outdoor space, typically made from concrete, stone, or pavers. It requires a flat surface for installation. In contrast, a deck is a raised platform often constructed from wood or composite materials. Supported by a structure of beams and posts, decks can be built at various heights to adapt to uneven terrain.

Patios generally offer several advantages over decks:

  • Cost: Patios are typically more affordable to build, ranging from $18 to $36 per square foot compared to $55 to $78 per square foot for decks.
  • Maintenance: Patios require less upkeep. They only need occasional cleaning and resealing every few years. Decks, especially wooden ones, require regular maintenance like power washing, staining, and sealing.
  • Durability: Patios can last for 30 to 50 years with proper care, while decks often need replacement after 15 to 30 years.
  • Privacy: Being at ground level, patios can offer more privacy than elevated decks.

Here are some common patio materials:

  • Concrete or stamped concrete: This is the most popular choice, offering both durability and versatility.
  • Pavers: Made from concrete, brick, or stone, pavers provide a wide variety of design options.
  • Stone: Natural stone like flagstone, slate, or bluestone adds a high-end look.
  • Gravel: An affordable and easy-to-install option, though it requires more maintenance to keep tidy.

"Hardscape" refers to the non-living elements of landscaping. This includes patios, decks, walkways, retaining walls, and other structures made from materials like concrete, brick, stone, and wood. These elements contrast with "softscape," which refers to plants, grass, trees, and other organic materials.

Patio costs vary depending on the materials and design complexity. A basic concrete patio costs about $18 to $24 per square foot, while paver patios range from $34 to $36 per square foot. High-end materials and custom designs will increase the cost.

The installation time depends on the size and complexity of the project. Generally, a simple patio can take a few days to a week to complete, including site preparation, material delivery, and construction. More complex designs with intricate patterns or additional features may take longer.

Maintaining a patio is relatively simple:

  • Cleaning: Regularly sweep and occasionally power wash the patio to remove dirt and debris.
  • Sealing: Re-seal concrete and paver patios every few years to protect against stains and weather damage.
  • Weed Control: Apply weed barrier fabric and fill gaps with polymeric sand to prevent weed growth.
  • Repairs: Address any cracks or shifting pavers promptly to maintain structural integrity.
  • Fortress Construction does not currently offer financing, but they are planning to in the near future.
  • They can refer customers to a third-party lender, LightStream, for financing options: