This is a question you should ask yourself before selecting whether to invest in a concrete patio or to go with wood or paving stones. Rather than squandering your weekends weeding between paving stones or repainting wooden deck planks, do you prefer to spend your summer days sitting on your deck or entertaining guests? If you answered yes, then concrete is the best patio material for you to choose from. Continue reading to learn more about why it is the best option.
Installing a concrete patio has several advantages.
Installing a concrete patio provides you with a greater variety of design alternatives. Concrete allows you to be as conservative as you'd want, or, if it suits your style better, you may go all out with brilliant colors and unique shapes, outlines, and stamps to make a statement. The advancements in color and stain technology that have occurred in recent years provide you with a diverse palette from which to choose. Poured-in-place concrete can accomplish a neutral transition from the hues of nature or make a statement to the world that your patio is a destination unto itself, depending on your preferences.
Furthermore, unlike wood, concrete can be poured into any shape, allowing it to be customized to meet the dimensions of even the most unusually shaped backyard. And, while we're on the subject of quirky, if you can come up with a design, no matter how one-of-a-kind, your contractor can have it engraved into your patio using state-of-the-art stamping equipment. If you're interested in learning how long stamped concrete will survive, check out our blog post. For those who like more conservative style, you can keep it smooth and rectangular, as many homeowners have done for many years. Alternatively, you can opt for an exposed arrogate for a more rustic appearance.
However, no matter how you want your concrete patio to look, the amount of upkeep required is minimal. Aside from the occasional sweeping or leaf-blowing and the occasional hosing down, there is no requirement for painting or sealing, and there are no weeds to pull from between paving stones. Simply sitting back and enjoying your patio will be the only thing that you will be required to do. For additional information, please see our blog post on What Type of Concrete is Used for Patios for more details.
Patios made of concrete are an excellent investment.
A concrete patio is a good investment because of its versatility and ease of upkeep, to name a couple of factors. And the term "solid" is the operative word here. Concrete is a rock-solid material. The fact that it can withstand sub-zero temperatures and torrential rain means that, unlike stone paving stones, which are prone to cracking and being dislodged, it will not require costly repairs or new pavers in the near future. As a result, you won't have to spend money on new planks, nails, or, unless you're adept with wood, hire a carpenter to cut and hammer them into place. Instead, it will decay, splinter, or become a feeding site for termites and carpenter ants, which will save you money.
It goes without saying that a concrete patio follows the rule of thumb when it comes to making an investment: buy low and sell high. Not only does it require less initial planning than either wood or paving stones, but it also increases the value of your home. In other words, when it comes time to sell your home, you will be able to command a higher price since potential buyers will be prepared to pay more for a patio that has withstood the test of time and still appears to be in like-new condition.
Putting in one of these patios is an investment in the future of the planet from an environmental standpoint, as no trees will be felled for the purpose of replacing damaged wood, and no harmful chemicals from solvent-based wood stains and sealants will seep into groundwater, nor will their fumes contaminate the environment's air.
Why Choose TALLAHASSEE CONCRETE WORK to Install Your Concrete Patio? There are a variety of reasons why you should use TALLAHASSEE CONCRETE WORK to install your concrete patio. First and foremost, we are of the highest caliber from beginning to end. This holds true not only for the materials that are used in our concrete, but also for our employees, who are all highly skilled professionals. You'll hear terms like professional, diligent, pleasant, and quality used over and over again by your neighbors who have relied on us to construct their patios if you talk to them about their experience. And, just to make certain that you share our sentiments, at least one of us, the proprietors, will be on site each day to provide assistance if needed.
Talking about us, TALLAHASSEE CONCRETE WORK has been in operation as a family-owned and operated business for more than two decades. This means that if you hire us to install your patio, you will be reinvesting money back into the community. In addition, because we're local, you'll be doing a favor for the environment as well. Our trucks transporting bobcats, gravel spreaders, and other heavy equipment will not have to travel as far as those transporting equipment from contractors in more remote regions of the region. As a result, we'll be consuming less oil and gas.
We are entrusted with a variety of tasks, and patio installation is only one example. We've also been tasked with constructing driveways and laying concrete floors. Keep an eye out for workers who are repairing roads, constructing catch basins, stabilizing curbs, or laying gravel for the parking lot of a retail center when you're out and about in the neighborhood. On the equipment and trucks, you may notice TALLAHASSEE CONCRETE WORK in progress. Call us at (850) 792-1131.