May 19

3 Great Uses for Concrete Decks and Patios

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3 Great Uses for Concrete Decks and Patios

A beautiful home not only has great architecture and pristine landscaping but also has an attractive backyard.  If you want your home to stand out, consider adding a concrete backyard deck or patio to entertain family and friends. An aesthetically pleasing backyard deck increases the curb appeal of your home and adds value.

Using Your Outdoor Space

Building a concrete deck or patio does not have to be an expensive addition to your home. There are designs and styles to choose from that will complement the decor of your home. You can now start enjoying your outdoor space in any way you want.

1. Lounge Area

A relaxing way to enjoy your concrete deck or patio is to create a nap-time getaway. This can easily be done by adding a daybed or some lounge chairs. Get decorative with colorful outdoor pillows. Sip on your favorite drink after a long day and wind down in your outdoor lounge area.

2. Outdoor Kitchen & Dining

You can cook, entertain, and feed your guests all in the same spot. From an outdoor bar to a grilling area, you can customize your concrete deck or to fit your needs. You can go all out with a high-end outdoor kitchen or just use your favorite cooktop. Add lighting, comfortable seating, storage, or coolers for the ultimate dinner party.

3. Personal Outdoor Gym

Rather than continuing membership payments for a gym that you may not even visit, consider building your backyard gym on your concrete patio. Workout equipment on the bare ground won’t be that comfortable or stable, so you’ll need to figure out what kind of flooring you want to use.

Choose a flooring material that works well with your equipment. You can buy interlocking foam tiles, cork tiles, or rubber tiles. Are you going to throw around weights and dumbbells? Rubber tiles will work best. If you’re into yoga or Pilates, foam tiles will provide some extra cushion to your whole body.

Now just add your equipment to complete your outdoor patio gym. A set of dumbbells or kettlebells, resistance bands, and a stability ball are enough. If you want to take it a step further, get a good-quality jump rope and step machine to get your cardio in.

To maximize and expand your use of your concrete patio, consider adding a permanent patio cover. You’ll be protected from rain and the UV rays of the sun. The area will also stay cleaner.

Benefits of Concrete Decks and Patios

Great for entertaining or simply relaxing, a patio or deck adds a whole new dimension to enjoying the outdoors. When thinking of adding a deck or patio to your home, wood, gravel, and paving stones are common patio materials.

Before you decide on the design and material, you should consider the many benefits of using concrete for your outdoor area. No other decking material gives you great value as concrete decking.

Versatility

Concrete offers more versatility in style, design, and color. Curves are easily achieved, coloring can match the existing decor, and stamping can be done that mimics wood grain or stone.

All of these options add depth and interest to the finished concrete deck or patio.

The variety of design options available make it easy to create a patio unique to your backyard, taste, and budget.

Low Maintenance

Busy homeowners will appreciate the low maintenance requirements for concrete. Other than sweeping or a quick rinse with a garden hose occasionally, the only maintenance needed is a good sealant applied every couple of years.

Wood will eventually begin to warp or rot, requiring repair or replacement. It also requires yearly staining to protect it from the weather.

Pavers can shift, chip, and crack. You’ll also need to keep the spaces between the stones clean of grass, weeds, and debris can be a full-time job. Concrete is the material of choice for homeowners who want to spend more time entertaining than doing maintenance work.

Affordable

While wood and paving stones can be quite lovely, they are also rather expensive. Installing a patio with wood or stones is labor-intensive and can raise the final cost of your patio. Concrete, on the other hand, is extremely affordable and most jobs can be completed quickly and efficiently with minimal labor.

Durable

Concrete is much more durable and can withstand constant use with no negative effects. Using an experienced concrete contractor will assure that even inclement weather won’t damage your concrete deck or patio.

Trusted Concrete Decking Professionals

Ready to enjoy the outdoors without leaving your yard? At RT Construction, our goal is to give superior quality and superb customer service to every property owner. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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