Concrete Patios: Yes or No?
We all want a beautiful home. You want to have the best for you and your family. We want that too. And so there’s this one question that we always keep on getting: should I go for a concrete patio?
If you’re wondering if concrete is a good choice–here’s the thing: installing a concrete patio in San Diego needs a bit of an upfront investment while considering money, time and labor costs. However, concrete patios are a good investment because even though it has an upfront cost, its versatility, durability and cost will continue to return your initial investment.
Low Upfront Costs
If you think about it, concrete can be fairly affordable compared to other materials. Our SunStone decorative concrete overlay system is a great choice for your patio and is also significantly cheaper than having a patio that’s made up of real stone. Our advanced technology in the decorative concrete industry is able to service your patio with quick drying sealers, fast setting concrete overlays, and equipment and tools that ensure the most efficient application. We can also add patterns and designs that is suitable for your patio and is within the preferences of a client. All of these things considered, the labor cost is reduced.
Concrete patios are very durable, so you can be sure that your investment is protected and well-taken care of. It’s strong enough to withstand weather conditions, and stamped concrete will definitely outlast wood or masonry patios for years to come.
As another advantage, concrete is so easy to maintain. This is because the entire thing itself is a solid surface contrary to paving stones which are a series of stones put together making it hard to clean and maintain. This lessens the risk of uneven paver stones leading to a tripping hazard or weeds growing from the cracks on the paver. And if you compare it to wooden patios, concrete doesn’t have to be regularly stained and resealed and it won’t give you splinters, termites or wood rot.
If in case you have grown tired of how a patio looks like, concrete can change that for you because it’s easy to alter its appearance. Resurfacing concrete can always be done anytime; and you can add a decorative concrete overlay like Sundek Classic Texture, or even changing the floor’s color. It’s also possible to do concrete resurfacing and add a new stamp design to revive the way it looks with a minimal cost.