A concrete patio can provide the perfect sanctuary for outdoor living spaces. A patio blends the interior, with the exterior of a home. It is the best way to create a flow with the aesthetic look and design of your home. The use of concrete for patios has gained popularity due to the durability and versatility as a material. The strength and low maintenance that concrete offers creates a low effort but unique design that can be added to any outdoor living space. Cedar Rapids Concrete Pros contractors are experienced in incorporating concrete into living spaces. We ensure that the strength of it as a material is coupled with unique designs and textures to create the perfect installation, unique to each homeowner.
Benefits of using concrete on your patio
With more decorative options that become available, concrete patios are attracting more homeowners. For homeowners who want the design versatility that concrete has to offer, but also the low effort and long lifespan concrete is the perfect option. Concrete is easy to maintain and once installation has taken place very little effort is required to keep it in top condition. Unlike alternative materials such as wood or paving, concrete will not warp or rot or allow for the growth of weeds between the joints. With stamped concrete as an option, you can achieve the aesthetic look of slate or wood but with the benefits of concrete. Materials such as stone or brick need to be cut and shaped according to the space that you have available. Concrete can be poured and molded to the shape that you have available without the need for cutting or shaping.
Stamped concrete and the safety that it offers
A patio is a place where families gather and memories are made, safety should not be a concern. Due to a patio being exposed to outdoor environments and the foot traffic that it sees, slipping is often one of the biggest concerns. While many concrete flooring may be slippery, the correct sealer and texture can create a safe and slip-resistant space. Outdoor decorative concrete has a sealer that repels moisture as well as enhances the coloring of the floor. A texture can be added, to the concrete floor to assist with the safety and slip resistance and ensure protection.
The best time to pour a concrete patio
Although concrete can be poured any time of the year there are some considerations of the time of year that should be considered. Late spring is typically the best time for concrete to be poured, specifically in the outside environments. The reason for this is generally the weather is the most neutral. Extreme hot or cold weather can make the concrete application slightly more difficult.
Why choose professional
Being a homeowner comes with a large list of maintenance and upkeep that needs to be done. With the maintenance comes a cost that some homeowners may try to save where they can. DIY projects within your home can be a great way to save money, but some projects are best left to the professionals. Concrete flooring is an extremely difficult job and if done incorrectly will cost more in repairs and a re-application than the initial job done by a trained professional. A trained professional with the correct equipment and knowledge will be able to ensure that your concrete flooring application is done to perfection and will give you the most for your money.