If you explore neighbourhoods that were built 20 – 30 years ago, you will probably notice that wooded decks were pretty a must for every house in the neighbourhood. Today, homeowners have the option of utilizing such hard materials such as brick, stone, wood, and concrete for their outdoor spaces and patios. And even though all are great options, concrete patios have grown in popularity significantly and can be found in neighbourhoods all across the country. If you are considering updating your landscaping and include a custom patio, consider having a stamped concrete patio added to your plans.
Below we shared some compelling reasons why stamped concrete patios are the best choice for homeowners.
The main benefit of a stamped concrete patio is its versatility. There are countless designs you can choose from. The issue may be choosing a pattern that matches your style and the ambiance of your home, not because you can’t find one, but because choosing from several options may be difficult. Several colouring techniques and stamping tools can help make your patio any colour you choose, and the best part about stamped concrete patios is that concrete can be easily molded into any shape you choose.
Another advantage of creating a stamped concrete patio for your house is durability. Concrete is versatile, but at the same time, it can last for decades to come. Concrete is extremely durable and can withstand the wear and tear of daily usage.
Maintaining your concrete patio is fairly straightforward. You won’t need to undertake a tedious maintenance process to maintain a like-new appearance as you would need to with a wooden deck or a stone patio. No special chemicals are needed to clean your patio, a hose, a broom, and some dish detergent is all that is needed to clean your patio. If you would like to add some sheen to your patio, you can opt to seal your patio with a concrete sealant. The most important maintenance tip for a concrete patio is to just avoid harsh chemicals including ice melters and salt.
The preparation of the patio site is the most time-consuming portion of the entire installation process. Setting up the wooden frames and ensuring the crushed stone base is compacted well isn’t difficult for a professional concrete installation crew, but does take time.
Many homeowners perform a patio renovation project because it will increase their outdoor living space and add a touch of aesthetic appeal to their yard. A new stamped concrete patio can offer a completely revitalized look to any home. It is a long-term investment, and it can increase the property’s resell value significantly.
The above are just 5 reasons to choose a stamped concrete patio for your home or even your business. The versatility of concrete means you can have your patio installed anywhere on your property, in any shape, design, colour, and pattern. You will enjoy your new outdoor living space for years to come, and with a simple maintenance routine, you won’t need to overexert yourself to keep the area looking its best.