Decorative concrete patios are becoming more popular as the trend of luxurious outdoor living continues to grow. Pavers and wood decks have their place, but patios built with concrete are most often the best and most practical choice.
From stamping to integrally colored and exposed aggregate, you would be amazed at what can be done to your patio with concrete using the artistry and creativity our concrete contractors! There is almost no limit to size and shape either. What is it that makes concrete a wise decision? There are several factors that contribute to their popularity such as:
Concrete can be smooth, broomed, stained, integrally colored, scored or stamped and patterned to look like other materials such as stone and brick. The cement can also be washed away to create an exposed aggregate finish. The versatility of concrete is unmatched by any other material.
The cost of installation is relatively inexpensive when compared with other material such as pavers and stones. They are also usually less expensive than wood decks which have higher material and labor costs.
Concrete also requires less maintenance than decks and pavers. Resealing a deck can consume a lot of time and the joints of pavers and stones have to be continually refilled with sand and treated for grass and weeds.
Concrete is one of the most durable building materials. When installed correctly, concrete will outlast any deck and is resistant to uneven settling which affects stones and pavers.
Concrete Pool Decks
Along with the many benefits of a concrete pool deck, the versatility of concrete has opened the door to endless opportunities when it comes to layout and cosmetic choices.
Because you and your guests will spend much more time on the deck surrounding the pool than you will in the pool itself, you should consider the importance of the deck when designing your pool.