Auburn Concrete Contractors
Concrete patios open up a world of possibility in your backyard or sideyard, and are a great way to increase the value of your home and enjoy the outdoors.
Concrete patios are one of our specialties - and they’re also a great way to add value and excitement to your home. Nothing beats a beautiful, clean concrete (or stamped concrete) patio – paired with deck chairs, a barbeque, and an outdoor firepit. Consider concrete patios for your front or backyard – or in unique spaces like outdoor entertaining locations or in the back lots of businesses. Patios bring a lot of flexibility, and we can work with you to build the exact patio you envision.
When installing a patio, there are a few things to consider. First is the design. Successful patios are generally built on flat, even surfaces which can support their weight. Building on uneven or insecure ground could lead to cracking – cutting short the life of your patio – or requiring expensive repairs later. Next, consider the materials. If you hire our company, or another reputable contractor, they will help select the best possible material for the project. Generally, this is a specially selected type of concrete, ideal for your patio project. We can also discuss patio concrete stamping. Interested in subtle designs in the concrete? We can add whatever you like from a wide variety of selections. Further, we can add dye or coloration to the concrete – helping bring to life whatever type of design you may want.
What about the costs? Stamped concrete will end up costing about $8 - $14 per square foot. However these prices can increase with dyes, or other additions. If you add coloration or additional design work, costs could run as high as $20 to $23 per square foot. Interested a few stamps and colors for your project? Plan to spend between $18 to $23 on your project.
Stamped patios compared to pavers. While we like the look of well-laid pavers, we find stamped or simple concrete to be a superior option. Surprisingly, we have seen quotes for pavers that are similar to concrete installations for like-sized areas. Sure, sometimes pavers are cheaper, but this isn’t always the case. The biggest downfall with pavers is that – regardless of how we’ll they’re laid, weeds and plants can still poke through your patio or walkway. It may take a year or two, but chances are they’ll pop up – and you’ll then spend the following years continuing to fight them. Even with a durable, weed-resistant tarp laid down, you still run the risk of weeds infiltrating your paver surface. Aside from weeds, pavers are also harder to clean. Think of having to clean dropped food or dirt from pavers – or worse – stubborn snow with a shovel. Concrete surfaces make all of the easier. They won’t let weeds grow, will make cleanup a breeze, and are competitive cost-wise with pavers. Certainly give these two courses consideration, but don’t be afraid to go with concrete - we can make it amazing!