Create wonderful memories outdoors by building a patio where you and your family can sit down, talk, and bond. A patio is a great extension for your home and you can have one around the pool area or near the yard. Basically, patios can be made of stone and wood, but if you’re looking for a more affordable and more functional method, concrete will do the trick.
Stone and wood are pretty expensive materials, and they also have certain disadvantages that you won’t experience when you’re using concrete. Wood, for instance, may get damaged under heavy rains, causing it to rot. Not to mention the fact that wood is naturally a favorite habitat for termites and bugs. On the other hand, slate or stone is both costly and high-maintenance. Over time, grass may come through the cracks between the slates, and you’ll need to apply regular weeding to get rid of the grass.
Why choose a stamped concrete patio? It is versatile and functional.
Concrete has the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions like extreme rainfall and snow. Because of its durability, concrete can last longer than the usual materials like wood and stone. Some homeowners may feel put off by the cold and gray impression of concrete, but you can actually do something to make it look elegant and attractive. Concrete can be stained or stamped to make it look like it’s made of stone. You can create colorful hues, too, depending on the theme of your home. In fact, it can even be made to replicate most types of brick or stone you can think of.
It is easy to maintain.
With concrete, you won’t have to worry about grass and weed coming through. Since the concrete is stamped, you won’t see any cracks or holes whatsoever. In cleaning your concrete patio, all it needs is water, soap, and push broom to get it cleaned out and looking brand new. The process usually involves scrubbing the patio with soap, using a broom to thoroughly clean it, and rinsing the suds off with a power washer hose. You can do this every three to six months, depending on the weather condition.