Most homes have some type of concrete patio at their establishment. They range from simple, blank slab areas to elaborate concrete patios that include everything from small patio landscaping areas to larger patio landscaping areas. With the wide range of concrete patio options available today, it’s often a good idea to hire concrete contractors to complete the job. The wide variety of patios includes concrete pavers for running driveways, brick patios, rounded concrete patios, customized concrete patios, and concrete islands.
Concrete patios are not only used for exterior use. Decorative concrete patios have become quite popular for indoor services as well. These decorative concrete patios can provide various design options to meet your taste and budget. Decorative concrete patios are made with different textures and concrete designs, providing numerous design options to choose from. Finishing techniques for concrete patios such as stamped patterns, flagstones, geometric designs, and stippling concrete patios in various solid colors or mixed colors begin at as low as just $2-4 per square foot.
Brick is one of the most common materials to use with stamped concrete patios. Brick is highly durable and weather resistant, which means that your concrete patio will last for years. If you live in an area where winter is especially harsh, consider using natural stone or brick for your concrete patios. Stone patios can be frost-proofed or finished with a sealer, making them even more attractive in the winter. Natural stone is also often used to create walkways, retaining walls, and patios, among other outdoor building features.
Another option for concrete patios is wood. There are several benefits to using wood as a material for your patio. Because wood has a naturally beautiful look, it will enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. However, because it is such a delicate material, the wood splintering or breaking is always the possibility, especially if you have children or pets around your patio. Wooden decks also need to be sealed regularly to prevent damage due to weather, water or stains.
The possibilities of incorporating decorative concrete piers into your concrete patio are endless. In addition to providing an attractive focal point for your patio, decorative concrete piers allow you to create a variety of other features on your deck such as a gazebo, pergola, arbor and leaf tables. Decorative concrete patios not only add value to your home, but they also increase the level of convenience in your life since you no longer have to buy a house with an open plan kitchen or patio that take up valuable space.
One option available for unfinished concrete patios is the use of pre-fabricated paver blocks. These paver blocks can be purchased in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most of these prefabricated blocks are rectangular and feature straight sides and an inward curve on one end. Pre-fabricated rectangular paver blocks are available in a number of different colors.
Another option available to homeowners interested in transforming their concrete patios into whimsical architectural structures is to use precast architectural concrete slabs. Although these slabs are not quite as attractive as the prefabricated paver blocks, they are a more affordable alternative and the only drawback is that they will not be installed unless the necessary subfloor prep work is done by a qualified contracting company. The basic construction method for constructing these decorative concrete paver drives is similar to the construction of most driveways. When a contractor is hired to build a house, the contractor is required to submit plans for the interior as well as exterior architecture. The architect is then hired to create the necessary floor plans, which are then approved by the local authorities.
Once the slab is ready, it is time for the contractor to purchase the prefabricated blocks from a supplier. A typical concrete garage slab is approximately three feet wide and approximately five feet long. After the purchaser has purchased the slab from the supplier, the contractor can easily install the slab onto the driveways. Once the concrete has cured, the contractor simply needs to paint the concrete slabs to match the exterior color of the house.