The concrete patio is gaining in popularity as an essential element in today’s backyards and is overshadowing recent trends in wooden patios. According to some surveys, concrete is the most popular patio material in the country! Concrete is the most commonly used outdoor surface material in luxury-home construction, coming in ahead of concrete pavers and natural stone. With more decorative options than ever before, concrete patios are attracting homeowners who want an outdoor surface that offers the ultimate in design versatility. Concrete patios also have the edge when it comes to durability and low maintenance.
A Worth While Investment
As an investment, concrete patios typically cost less than patios made of brick or natural stone because they are less labor-intensive to install. The lower price tag combined with the wide array of patterns and colors available make concrete an economical choice for most budgets. Plus, concrete is easily formed into any shape to accommodate backyard space restrictions. Upgrading your backyard with a decorative concrete patio is also an investment that will provide many years of enjoyment while improving the look of your landscape. Concrete is easy to maintain and can stand up to the harshest of weather conditions. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout. And unlike wood, concrete won’t warp, rot, or require periodic staining.
Keep your Patio Looking Fresh
Cleaning and sealing your concrete patio should be done on a regular basis just like any other home maintenance. The frequency will depend on how often your patio is used, summer being a peak season for your patio’s use, or the elements it faces. Cleaning your concrete patio can be done in four easy steps.
- Rinse dirt and debris off stamped concrete surface with a garden hose or pressure washer.
- Apply a small amount of liquid dish soap to surface and scrub with a push broom.
- Rinse well with a garden hose or pressure washer until there is no sign of soapsuds.
- Dry surface completely by using a leaf blower or by waiting 24 hours to air dry.
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