Decorative concrete patios are becoming more popular as the trend of luxurious outdoor living continues to grow. Pavers and wood decks have their place, but patios built with concrete are most often the best choice.
From stamping to integrally colored exposed aggregate, you would be amazed at what can be done with concrete and the artistry and creativity of many contractors! There is almost no limit to size and shape either. What is it that makes concrete a wise decision?
There are several factors that contribute to their popularity.
Concrete can be smooth, broomed, stained, integrally colored, scored, or stamped and patterned to look like other materials such as stone and brick. The cement can also be washed away to create an exposed aggregate finish. The versatility of concrete is unmatched by any other material.
The cost of installation is relatively cheap when compared with other material such as pavers and stones. They are also usually cheaper than wood decks which have higher material and labor costs.
Concrete requires less maintenance than decks and pavers. Resealing a deck can consume a lot of time and the joints of pavers and stone have to continuously be refilled with sand and treated for grass and weeds.
Concrete is one of the most durable building materials. When installed correctly, concrete will outlast any deck and is resistant to uneven settlement that stones and pavers are subject to.
If you alredy have a patio but are tired of the dull gray look, then consider staining it or applying a colored sealer. Maybe it's structurally sound but the surface has damage. An overlay can solve this problem rather than tearing it out and replacing it.
|Stamped concrete patio... Instead of one big boring slab, this design is two smaller slabs connected by short walkway.||Regular broom finish with cobblestone stenciled border. Patio has two levels to deal with elevation change of house.|
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It's not always easy to find a good patio contractor, and for pouring new concrete you want a good one, believe me! Too much can go wrong with new concrete and many of the problems don't rear thier ugly head until months or years down the road.
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