Concrete Patio Installation
There is an increasing need by many homeowners to expand their living space. Homeowners now strategically choose furniture that should take up interior spaces. A patio is a diligent development of outdoor space that offers an enjoyable space and increases the value of a home. Building a patio needs a lot of thought as the right design, style and materials have to be determined so that the homeowner gets exactly what he’s looking for. Below are some patio ideas that will help you in your quest for a state-of-the-art outdoor space:
Just like most things in life, what you put into a patio is what you get back. Patio designs vary depending on your needs. For example, a small patio is perfect for intimate meetings. If you want a patio to entertain large groups, then a more expansive area would be exactly what you need. Your house style also determines the kind of patio that you need to make a great match. A sinuous poured concrete patio matched with a modern interior looks awesome.
Our designers and patio builders have the skills and experience in creating gorgeous patios that complement any house and the surroundings. They will note down your specifications and come up with a patio that lays your vision before you in an exceptional way.
Choosing Patio Materials
There is a wide variety of materials that make great patios. Often, the functionality of the patio is the first consideration to make when choosing which material to use. If it’s for dining, you need a solid, flat surface and brick, flat stones of cast pavers would be good for your patio. Popular patio materials include:
This patio building material complements both traditional and contemporary architecture and offers top-class aesthetic value. They retain their warm color and are easy to install and replace. You can choose different shapes (rectangular or round) and enjoy their unique looks.
These materials can make an exclusive patio and a smooth transition from inside to outside of the house. When purchasing tiles for patio building, make sure they are for outdoor use. Choose tiles that aren’t very porous to ensure that they don’t absorb water or get damaged due to change of seasons.
Concrete pavers resemble natural stone or brick but are less expensive. In fact, they are among the least expensive patio building materials. Concrete is durable if well installed and maintained, though it can crack with freeze-thaw cycles. It also requires adequate drainage.
Gravel offers the best solution for material that needs quick and easy installation. There are two types of gravel: Crushed stone or river rock. Gravel offers excellent drainage and deters weed growth. For high traffic areas, crushed gravel is desired over pebble-like stones which are more likely to shift.
Flagstone forms from the gradual accumulation of sand, clay or organic sediments into layers of blue, red or buff colors. They have a natural, irresistible earthy appearance and are irregularly shaped. When choosing which variety to install, seek to know the maintenance requirements for each variety. For instance, bluestone requires a sealer that preserves its coloring while sandstone is porous and prone to damage by water.