As an investment, concrete patios are generally more durable and cost-efficient. They are easy to maintain and can withstand the harshest weather conditions. Compared to regular paving stones, there are no joints in between units where grass and weeds can sprout. And unlike wooden planks, concrete surely won’t warp, rot or require periodic staining.
Installing concrete patios is also environmentally friendly since it helps minimize the need to cut down trees to manufacture planks and eliminates solvent-based wood stains to maintain the unit.
One thing to consider though when getting your concrete patio done is to prepare the location. According to Tim Carter from Ask the Builder, “the soil upon which you will pour the concrete must be well-drained and compact.” Properly preparing the subsurface is the most important aspect of pouring a concrete slab to help limit the potential for cracks in the future. Once this requirement is met, you can go crazy with all the possible designs and functions you can make. Like a blank canvass, you can have it stamped, engraved, stenciled, or textured to resemble pricier brick stones. Options are unlimited and you can play around with designs that meet your requirement.