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Q We’d like to put in a concrete-paver patio. What’s the best kind of paver to use in my climate? —PATRICK RIHA, EDINA, MINN. A Freezing conditions rarely affect concrete pavers, so go ahead and choose ones you like. More important is installing them over a well-compacted base of crushed stone so that ice won’t make your patio lift and settle.