Are you looking to bring new life to your garden?
A patio could be just the thing! Whether you’re looking for an entertaining space or a personal oasis, a patio can help bridge the gap between your home and your garden. But there are a few types of patio available, and it can be hard to pick the best type for your needs.
We are here to help. Read on for 5 reasons to add a concrete patio to your home today.
1. Stained and Stamped Concrete – Endless Color, Design and Style Options
A lesser-known benefit to concrete patios is the endless scope of design options. It’s possible to stamp concrete with a vast array of different patterns and looks including:
You can also combine these stamping patterns with any color of staining. And it’s versatile enough that you can pour in into any shape and design with great results. This means you can add features like built-in steps, curved edges, extra tiers, you name it! So, you can guarantee your home a unique concrete patio look.
2. Low Maintenance
For the homeowner on the go, the low maintenance of concrete is a huge plus. Wood alternatives can rot and warp over time, meaning they’ll need repairing/replacing.
And pavers can chip, crack or shift. The spaces between them will also fill was weeds and debris. So keeping them clean is a backbreaking commitment!
So, how do you maintain concrete patios? It’s simple, you’ll need to reseal it with a good sealant every couple of years. Then, after that, it’s a quick hose down or a sweep when needed. It’s as simple as that!
If installed right, concrete is extremely durable and will last you a lifetime. You’ll notice this durability advantage more in areas with extreme temperatures and fluctuations. These temperature changes can wreak havoc on other materials like wood.
With a concrete patio, you won’t need to worry about it rotting, warping, sagging or breaking easily. You won’t have to deal with splinters either, or a termite infestation.
As lovely as wood and paving stones can look, they can also be at the higher end of the budget. This is usually because installing them in very labor-intensive. This labor cost then raises the final cost of your patio.
Concrete is far more affordable because of it’s quick and easy laying process. A minimal labor crew will make short and efficient work of laying it down.
5. Reduction in Rodents, Spiders, and Weeds
One issue with alternative materials like wood is the problem of rodents and spiders. They tend to gather and live in the spaces underneath the boards or decking.
With a concrete patio, this isn’t an issue. Laying a concrete patio involves leaving no gap or space between your patio and the ground. This also means its great at keeping those pesky weeds at bay as there is nowhere for them to grow through.
The Perfect Concrete Patio
As you can see, a concrete patio provides the versatility of a bespoke wooden patio, without compromising on durability, affordability or longevity. With the help of an experienced mason, you can craft a concrete patio that fits into any design. It’ll be a real statement piece for your garden!
If you feel that a concrete patio is the right fit for your garden, then contact us today at Streamline Builders. With over 25 years in the business, we have the attention to detail and expertise to tackle any complex project, giving you old-fashioned quality with the latest technology.