Using Concrete for Your Fall Renovations

Fall is just about here, and with it comes plans for renovations for our home and yards before the weather changes. When it comes to deciding on which renovation will fit your yard, one thing to take into consideration is the building material you choose and what can be made with it.

When choosing a durable building material for renovations, one of the best choices is the use of concrete. Many people assume that concrete is best when used for driveways or walkways, but there are actually a plethora of uses for concrete to create the yard of your dreams.

Why Choose Concrete

Concrete is a durable option that can be used to create many different structures for your home.  This durable building material can last 25 years or more if properly maintained.  Maintaining concrete is a simple task the only requires keeping it clean, applying a sealant every four to five years, and repairing cracks as they appear over time. Concrete is also a more budget-friendly alternative compared to other building materials. Choosing concrete ensures that your renovations are cost effective and long lasting additions to your yard.

Some Ideas for Concrete Design

Using concrete for your next home addition allows you more options than the driveways or walkways that most people associate concrete with.  While concrete is a fantastic option for both driveways and walkways, there’s so much more you can create with this durable material.  Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

  • Concrete patio. There’s nothing like enjoying the fall in your backyard with a hot cider shared with family and friends on your concrete patio.  Concrete is a durable option that can hold the weight of patio furniture and grills without damaging it, while also being customizable.  Choose between colored concrete, stamped concrete, or traditional concrete to give you the patio you’ve always wanted.
  • Concrete Retaining Wall. Whether you have a slope in your yard that needs to be leveled or you simply love gardening and want to add layers to your yard, a concrete retaining wall is the way to go.  For practical reasons, retaining walls prevent erosion from the top of slopes and protect your yard.  However, some people will add gravity retaining walls that don’t have the support of a slope behind it and add layers to their yard and garden for an appealing design.
  • Concrete Pool Deck. If you’re ready to fill your 2019 summer with days spent laying out alongside your pool, consider adding a concrete pool deck this fall.  Concrete pool decks are durable and cost-effective with very little maintenance.  Wood pool decks require painting and sealing almost yearly due to the frequent exposure to moisture.  Your concrete pool deck can go years without needing to be resealed and still look as good as the day you had it installed.

Take the plunge today!

While those are just three examples of how concrete can create your next renovation, the possibilities are actually endless.  If you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in a concrete pool deck, retaining wall, or patio give us a call today to start your next project!  We can be reached at (248) 379-0250 or (586) 726-6091!



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