TopĀ  Reasons to Install a Concrete Patio

Patio exampleThe patio has become so essential to our backyard retreats that it was among the top features ranked “very important” by home buyers in theĀ 2012 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences, published by the National Association of Realtors. And more than half (54%) of those surveyed were willing to pay a premium for a patio. With concrete, however, you don’t need to pay a premium price to get a premium product. Here are reasons why concrete is the perfect patio material.

  1. Staining and sealing a wood deck every year can be a lot of work!
  2. With the uses of stains and other coloring methods, you can achieve just about any hue imaginable, whether you want to match the stone facade of your house or blend in with the natural landscape.
  3. Concrete is easily formed into any shape to accommodate backyard space restrictions.
  4. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have sand-filled joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout.
  5. Concrete is durable and can stand up to a range of weather conditions found across the country.
  6. Thanks to the design versatility of concrete, your patio will never look just like your neighbor’s.
  7. Your concrete patio won’t be vulnerable to termite infestation, wood rot or splintering.
  8. Concrete is environmentally friendly. Installing a concrete patio rather than a wood deck saves lumber and eliminates the need for regular maintenance with solvent-based wood stains and sealers.