Ask yourself this question before deciding whether to invest in a concrete patio or go with wood or paving stones. Do you prefer to spend your summer days lounging or entertaining guests on your deck rather than slaving away on weekends weeding between paving stones or repainting wooden deck planks? Concrete is the patio material for you if you answered yes. Continue reading to find out why it’s the better option.
The Advantages of Putting in a Concrete Patio
Installing a concrete patio expands your design options. Concrete allows you to be as conservative as you want or, if you prefer, to go all out with vibrant colors and unusual shapes, outlines, or stamping. Color and stain advancements in recent years have resulted in a diverse palette to choose from. So, whether you want to achieve a neutral transition from nature’s colors or announce to the world that your patio is a destination in its own right, poured-in-place concrete can make it happen.
Concrete, unlike wood, can be poured into any shape, allowing it to fit the dimensions of even the most unusually shaped backyard. Speaking of quirky, if you can come up with a design, no matter how unusual, your contractor can engrave it into your patio using cutting-edge stamping tools. If you’re wondering how long stamped concrete lasts, check out our blog. However, if you prefer a more conservative design, you can leave it smooth and rectangular, as homeowners have done for years. For a more rustic look, go with exposed arrogate.
However, regardless of how you want your concrete patio to look, maintenance is minimal. There’s no need for painting or sealing, and no weeds to pull from between paving stones, other than sweeping or leaf-blowing as needed and hosing it down every now and then. The only thing you have to do with your patio is sit back and enjoy it. Read our blog on What Type of Concrete Is Used for Patios for more information.
Concrete Patios as an Investment
A concrete patio is an excellent investment because of its versatility and ease of maintenance. And solid is the operative word here. Concrete is a solid material. It can withstand sub-zero temperatures and torrential rain, which means that, unlike stone paving stones, which are prone to cracking or becoming dislodged, it will not necessitate costly repairs or replacement pavers. It will not rot, splinter, or become a feeding ground for termites and carpenter ants like wood, so you won’t have to spend money on new planks, nails, and, unless you’re handy with wood, paying a carpenter to cut and hammer them into place.
If the rule of thumb for making an investment is to buy low and sell high, a concrete patio adheres to it to the letter. Not only is the initial layout less expensive than with wood or paving stones, but it also adds value to your home. So, when the time comes to sell your home, you’ll be able to sell it for a higher price because potential buyers will be willing to pay more for a patio that has withstood the test of time and still looks as good as new.
Installing one of these patios is an investment in the future of the planet because no trees need to be cut down to replace damaged wood, and no harmful chemicals from solvent-based wood stains sealers will leach into the soil or pollute the air.
Why Should You Hire Washington Concrete Contractors to Build Your Concrete Patio?
There are several reasons why you should hire Washington Concrete Contractors to install your patio. First and foremost, we are of the highest caliber from start to finish. This applies not only to the materials used in our concrete, but also to our highly skilled workers. If you ask any of your neighbors who have used us to build their patios, you will hear words like professional, diligent, polite, and quality used repeatedly. And, just to make sure you share our sentiments, at least one of us, the owners, will be on-site each day to assist you if necessary.
Washington Concrete Contractors has been a family-owned and operated business for over a decade. This means that by allowing us to install your patio, you will be putting money back into the community. You’ll also be helping the environment because we’re local. Our trucks transporting bobcats, gravel spreaders, and equipment will not travel as far as those of contractors from other parts of the region. As a result, we will use less oil and gas.
However, patio installation is only one of the many jobs that people entrust to us. We are also asked to construct driveways and lay concrete floors. Look closely if you see workers repairing roads, building catch basins, shoring up curbs, or laying gravel for a shopping center parking lot while you’re out and about. Washington Concrete Contractors may be seen on the equipment and trucks.