The good things about concrete patios
There’s a competitive aura between wood and concrete patios. Essentially speaking, concrete patios offer more durability and lower upkeep requirements. Esthetically speaking, it all depends on the homeowner’s preference and patio plans. My interest sparked from the need to remodel my own concrete patio in Sicklerville. This article will discuss patios constructed with concrete and their redeeming factors.
Erecting a concrete patio will give you a plethora of options for design, color, shape, and texture. These can be achieved with stains but the most popular is stamped concrete, which mimic other construction materials. Wood, tile, brick, flagstone, and other accents can be “stamped” onto the concrete for a more luxurious look.
Having more options means being able to mold the final result to whatever your creativity comes up with. This leaves room to research ideas and hunt down the best fit for the overall look you desire. Of course, an unexhausted amount of options can also lead to frustration if you’re the indecisive type. If that’s the case, try getting an idea of what you seek before going on a design, color, shape, and texture hunt. That way, you can limit the area where you’ll be doing your investigative work.
It’s cheaper to create a patio from concrete than most other materials. A patio makes for a wonderful investment in any home because it raises overall price. Also, it produces an excellent and pleasing visual result to the surroundings. All this is obtained at a lower price depending on size, design, and other preferences chosen. If you’re good with your hands and know about concrete, it can also be a fun do-it-yourself project that will save you money from hiring a contractor.
Concrete patios offer enjoyment through social events and durability without the worry. Wooden patios require more maintenance like periodic staining, and present other problems that include rot, warping, and fading due to sun exposure. To keep your patio looking neat, if it’s a stamped concrete design, you should use a sealant every few years. Apart from that, it’s the regular cleaning routine and common issues are normally easy to repair, like cracks or chips. You won’t have to worry about weeds growing in the seams or joints with a concrete slab either, one less thing to worry about.
Patio makeover ideas
Let’s say you already have a working patio, well you are one step ahead! You could try one of the following solutions according to the wear and tear your patio has suffered through: resurfacing, staining, or engraving. Each will deliver a perfectly remodeled patio for your home.