Adding a patio to
your backyard increases the available living space and makes it more
enjoyable to spend time outdoors. However, it may be hard to decide
which material to use for this patio. One option is to use stamped
concrete in Waukesha WI. Understanding the pros
and cons of this material will make your decision a little easier.
can be made to resemble a wide variety of other patio flooring
options or to have a totally different color or pattern than any of
these materials. This means you’re sure to find a color and pattern
that will suit the look and feel of your home.
One of the wonderful things about using stamped concrete in Waukesha WI is that you can get a similar look to more expensive flooring options at a fraction of the cost. The easier installation helps keep the cost below that of pavers and many other patio materials.
You won’t have to
worry about grass growing in the middle of your patio. With pavers,
grass tends to grow in between the pavers, but this isn’t the case
with stamped concrete since it’s all one piece. You can choose
whether or not to seal the concrete once it’s installed, but if you
do, just remember you’ll need to keep repeating this process every
few years to maintain your patio.
concrete is all in one piece, it will eventually crack with the
shifting of the ground underneath it. This is why they cut relief
joints into the concrete. The hope is that the cracks that eventually
occur will follow these joints and thus blend better into the pattern
of the stamped concrete.
Con: Hard to
Another of the
potential drawbacks is that it is harder to repair damage to stamped
concrete without it being noticeable. It is almost impossible to
match the color with repairs. With pavers, you can simply remove a
damaged paver and replace it with a new one, making it easier to
repair the patio.
Contact Outdoor Living Unlimited for more information. They can also help you with any other hardscaping needs you may have.