This fall, make sure that you’re making the most of the time that you can spend outdoors. If you have a crumbling patio from a previous owner, why not get it replaced? You don’t have to spend money on expensive stone and grouting to get a wonderful patio. Why not choose concrete? A concrete patio can save you time and money and allow you to get to enjoying the outdoors before it’s too late!
Whether you choose to install a patio this fall or in the coming spring, you may be working through whether you’d like to have a stone or a concrete patio. Many people choose stone because it has a great look and is very unique. However, stone can also increase your financial burden and be very time consuming to lay correctly. Certain stones can be extremely expensive, and they must be cut to shape in tight areas in many cases. This can end up being a lot of extra money you didn’t plan on spending. What if there was an option to get the look of stone for a price that’s within your budget? There is: concrete!
Many times when people think of concrete, they think of a solid slab that is grey and drab. While this can be the case, and is still a great model for driveways and other areas, there are ways to spice up your concrete patio and make it look like you had a custom stone patio put in. Concrete can be stained and stamped to look like stone, and then it can be coated to make sure that it will stand up to the elements and any wear and tear. While the coating doesn’t last as long inside as out, it will make sure that you’re getting the most for your money with your concrete patio. The stamping and staining will also give all your friends and family the impression that you went all out with your patio, while you know that you made it look great for less.
A concrete patio is going to last you a long time, and it will stay beautiful the majority of that time if taken care of properly. Concrete is very durable and will withstand heavy furniture, drops, and activities that could happen on the patio. While you may eventually get some cracking from accidents or other issues, don’t think that you have to replace your whole concrete patio! There’s no need. You can simply repair the concrete and renew the life of your patio for minimal funds.
Lastly, a concrete patio is easy to clean and take care of. Just spray water from a hose on your patio to get rid of dirt. No harsh chemicals needed. You should also seal your concrete every once in awhile. We can advise you on how long you should wait in between sealing your concrete patio. This is in contrast to stone which will need much more work and can be harder to clean with lots of nooks and crannies and grout.
If you’re looking for a beautiful concrete patio, it’s time to call Custom Concrete & Foundation Specialists. We are happy to work with you to create the custom patio of your dreams. Get the benefits of durability and easy maintenance, and escape from the high costs of stone. Give us a call today for more information and to get started on your patio!