Which building material should you use for your patio?
Do you want to upgrade your backyard by adding some nice features that are not only decorative, but will serve a lot of practical uses such as a cozy space to hang out with friends and family while enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors? A patio may be the perfect answer!
There’s a lot of things that goes on in building a patio- from deciding on where to put it, the style, color, and shape of the patio, and of course the building material. All these things and more play a role in determining the final look and feel of your patio.
When talking about the building material for your patio, there are even more things that you need to consider. Each material varies in terms of cost, durability, ease of installation, maintenance, and longevity. And, the material is also the main deciding factor on what your patio will look like. Whether you want a natural look, a more industrial appeal, or a balance of cleanliness and formality, your building material will play into these.
One of the most common building materials (not to mention strong and durable) for patios is concrete. You can use either concrete pavers, or poured concrete that you can stamp to add a bit of style and flair. We’ll talk about both of these in detail so you can take your pick!
This material is one of the most versatile in terms of design and overall appeal, and it’s easy to install, too! You can’t go wrong with concrete pavers as they last a long time and are a breeze to maintain and take care of.
Not only that, concrete pavers are not limited to patios. You can use these for a lot of other structures both in and out of your home, and in both residential and commercial properties.
Here are some of the pros and cons of using concrete pavers:
Another concrete building material that you can use is traditional poured concrete spiced up by stamping, which you can opt to paint or stain with whatever color, shade, tone, or finish you prefer in order to vary its look.
It’s one of the most used building materials in building not just patios, but virtually any type of structure, as it allows for quite a bit of versatility. Though not as easy to install as pavers, as you need to mix the concrete, lay the base and rebar, pour, set, and cure, all the effort pays off due to its versatility and longevity.
We listed down the main pros and cons of using stamped concrete for you:
Whichever material you decide to go with in building your patio, you are sure to have a nice and cozy backyard space that is sure to wow your guests and soothe your soul!
Concrete in Toledo is a trusted contractor in the Toledo, OH area. We offer exceptional concrete services from flatwork, patios, driveways, pool decks, pavers, and more. When you want the best contractor for the job, we can help!
Call us now at (567) 229-2484 for a free quote, or visit concreteintoledo.com for more information.