Today, the backyard is becoming the number one destination spot for cooking, entertaining and relaxing. You can bring the comforts of your indoor rooms to the outside, creating spaces that function as an inviting extension of your home.
A slab of concrete for a backyard patio can be much more economical than hand placed pavers. Many people seem to prefer the look of pavers, but at the same time are unaware that concrete can be created to look nearly identical. The drawbacks of pavers include broken pieces, separation and the ability for weeds to grow between. Concrete, on the other hand, provides a solid surface that completely eliminates weed growth. And concrete can be colored, textured and stamped in form to resemble the look of pavers.
Needless to say, concrete is much more durable and long-lasting than wood decking. Its maintenance is also less time consuming and costly. Although wood decks are characteristically unique, they pose considerable drawbacks with splintering, regular sealing, warping, etc. With concrete however, wood plank stamps now exist that can create the look of wood in the concrete surface, providing a much more resilient and still aesthetically pleasing appearance.