A concrete patio is a wonderful addition to any home. You can add any of many concrete patio ideas to your home, some homeowners like the option of poured concrete though. Others like to go for concrete pavers and stamped concrete.
Importance of Concrete Patio:
With the installation of a concrete patio, the overall look of your home can be changed. To some, the type of the patio doesn’t matter, especially when it is in their driveways. However, many people like to have the concrete patio in their homes.
A concrete patio has many advantages. Customers who prefer concrete patio over clay or gravel patio never get disappointed. A concrete patio can be installed in any shape as required by the homeowner. If you have a shape in mind, we at Eternal Rock Construction Inc can mold concrete patio in that for you.
You can use different concrete patio designs to be installed according to your own requirements. We also deal in stamped concrete patio and stained concrete patio. In short, we offer a wide range of concrete patio ideas to our customers and they can choose their favorite from them.
Concrete patios are reliable and beautiful. If maintained well, they have a long life. After you choose the concrete path you want to be installed, rest is our job. You then only need to take good care of them.
Benefits of Using Concrete Patios:
There are many benefits of using concrete patio at your homes. Some of these benefits include:
- Versatility – concrete patios give you great versatile options to add to your patio. The colored concrete patio can be used to complement the outer décor of your house.
- Durability – when maintained properly, concrete patios are more durable than any other type of patio.
- Easy Maintenance – they are easier to maintain.
- Environment-friendly – Installing a concrete patio instead of using wood saves trees.
- Better Value – you can install embossed, engraved, stenciled, or stamped concrete patios which are cheaper but appear same as stone and brick pavers.
Types of Concrete Patio:
We offer three main types of concrete patios to our customers. These include:
- Poured Concrete
- Stamped Concrete
- Concrete Pavers
Installation of both poured and stamped concrete start with a foundation that is built on the ground.
For the poured concrete patio, Eternal Rock Construction Inc prepares a wooden framework based on your chosen design of patio. It will lay out its final design. We, then pour concrete in the frame, and once it is dried and cured, the frame will be removed.
In the stamped concrete patio, the same frame is used, but we add a design to the top of the wet concrete. You can choose any of the concrete patio designs like natural stones or any other pattern. A designed mold is pressed on the top of the wet concrete that presses the design to it. If you like to have colored concrete, we can add the desired colored when the concrete is still wet, or we can also apply a colored mixture to the surface before it dries out.
Other than poured concrete and stamped concrete, concrete pavers are another option. These pavers are small pieces of concrete that come in various designs and colors. Some pavers also resemble natural stones and wood. To install pavers, we first dig out a trench and then add a layer of aggregate material on the ground. It prevents the pavers from slipping. A second layer of aggregate material is then applied after *installing pavers. It helps in filling gaps between the pieces.
3 Reasons to Prefer Concrete Patio over Others:
If you are not sure whether to use a wooden patio or a concrete one, the following points will help you to decide which one is better for your home.
From a large variety of designs and colors to the affordable cost and low-maintenance, a concrete patio has many advantages. Let us discuss three here:
1. Versatile Styles on Concrete:
Traditional wooden decks are relatively straightforward as they are laid with the great designs. Similarly, crushed limestone and gravel patios are relatively inexpensive and quick to install, but they offer very limited options of stone colors and material used to border them.
Contrary to them, concrete patios have thousands of style and color options to choose from. Simpler finishing techniques for the concrete patio like a stamped concrete patio, where you can get the geometrical design, bricks, or any other design, start from as low as a $7/square foot.
A little more sophisticated designs like engraving or embossing techniques may cost you $20/square foot.
2. Initial Cost of Concrete Patio:
The initial cost of installing concrete patio is far less than that of using paving stones or installing a wooden patio. According to an article on Houselgic.com, depending on the design, the cost of concrete patio may start from $15/square foot which is half of the wooden patio that starts from the $33/square foot.
3. Maintenance Cost:
Although both wooden deck and concrete patio needs to be maintained properly to increase their lives, the maintenance cost of the concrete patio is less than that for the wooden patio.
For wooden patios, you need to apply anti-mold and a sealant. You also need to check it for rot and mold and replace the damaged wood and loosened screws and nails.
In a nutshell, a concrete patio is a better and a cheaper option than the wooden patio.
Concrete Patio Cost:
While concrete patio cost depends on the type and design you choose to install at your home, the average cost is around $9.3/square foot.
To get a fair idea of the concrete patio cost for your property, REQUEST FREE ESTIMATION. Our experts will inquire you about your design and color preferences and give you a free estimation to make your decision easier.
Why Choose US?
When it comes to the beauty and the positive impression of your home, you need to choose the best. After all, what else speaks louder about the nature of homeowners and the home itself other than the outside appearance of a home.
Gardens are mowed, old things are thrown, but what about your patios? If you want to make the first impression of your home the best to your visitors, you need to select the best contractors to makeover your patios.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to look any further, Eternal Rock Construction Inc is here to help you improve the first impression of your house and make it the best.