If you are thinking of installing a patio on your property, it is common to wonder whether concrete is a good choice. Installing concrete patios in Memphis will require a bit of upfront investment in terms of time, money, and labor costs, but it is certainly worth the investment. Between low upfront costs, durability, and versatility, concrete will continue to return your initial investment.
Low Upfront Cost
When considering the cost of Memphis concrete patios as opposed to other materials, you will quickly realize that concrete can be fairly affordable. Opting for decorative concrete with a stamped overlay, such as SunStone, could be significantly cheaper than buying and installing a patio made of real stone. Because of today’s technology in the decorative concrete industry including; quick drying sealers, fast setting concrete overlays, and tools that ensure efficiency in application, contractors are able add patterns and customization to concrete more efficiently. All of this results in a quicker project turn around, than with other materials, reducing the labor costs.
Concrete patios will also be much more durable than other options available, helping protect your investment. Concrete is sturdy enough to withstand weather conditions, and stamped concrete, such as SunStamp, will last significantly longer than masonry or wood patios.
As a further advantage, concrete patios are very easy to maintain. This comes from the entire unit being a solid surface as opposed to a series of paving stones. This eliminates the risk of uneven pavers leading to a tripping hazard and weeds sprouting between stones. In comparison with wooden patios, concrete doesn’t need to be stained and resealed as regularly or run the risk of splinters, wood rot, or termites.
Easy to Change with Resurfacing
A final thing to keep in mind is that changing the appearance of a concrete patio is generally simpler than doing so with another patio material. You can always resurface the concrete in the future, adding a decorative overlay, such as Classic Texture, or changing the color via SunDye. It is even possible to resurface the concrete and add a new stamp to change its appearance dramatically with minimal cost.