Centerline Concrete Contractor Explains Common Concrete Applications for Homeowners

When you think of concrete, what comes to mind? Do you picture driveways or public sidewalks?

Although it is true that concrete is used in those applications, you may not realize the other various ways to use concrete for your home.  Also, concrete does not only consist of plain cement. It can actually be very decorative with colors, stamps and exposed aggregate.

Keep reading to learn of the common ways homeowners use concrete.

Concrete Patios

Despite competition from wood and brick pavers the concrete patio is still a popular choice among Metro Detroit homeowners due to its low maintenance and design versatility.

Stamped concrete patterns offer almost limitless design options as you can choose different colors, textures and stamp patterns.  It is common for residents to choose stamps that resemble brick pavers or natural stone. This provides the look of paver and stone materials except at a lower cost and less maintenance is required.

Concrete Driveways

Concrete is one of the most common materials used for driveways due to its ability withstand heavy vehicles and the freeze thaw cycles that we experience in Michigan.

However your concrete driveway doesn’t have to be a plain and functional surface. If you consult with a local concrete contractor and choose the right decorative materials, you can really boost your home’s curb appeal.

For example, you can install a stamped concrete driveway resembling brick or other natural stone or install exposed aggregate which is a mixture of decorative rock, and crushed glass mixed in with cement.

Concrete Walkways

Concrete walkways should be more than just a way to get from one place to another—they can really enhance your outdoor space with all of the decorative options available.

What’s more, you may be able to apply these design options to your existing walkway because there are decorative products that can be applied on top of plain concrete walkways.

Concrete Pool Decks

Concrete is the perfect material to use for pool decks due to its durable and non-slip surface. And decorative concrete has provided a way to create pool decks that not only complement your swimming area, but match the home’s exterior and resemble more expensive materials such as pavers, natural stone or even wood.

Concrete Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are typically used to hold back soil when there is an uneven grade in the property.  They can also be used as a decorative structure that adds dimension to your outdoor space.

You can really dress up your retaining walls by adding landscape lighting, planters or creating tiers of retaining walls to add depth.

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Flat Rock Concrete Construction offers concrete services and specializes in driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, stamped concrete, exposed aggregate and much more.

We provide concrete services in Centerline, Michigan and throughout the Tri-County area.

Macomb County Residents Call 586-726-6091

Oakland County Residents Call 248-379-0250


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