Before you know it, summer will be here and there’s no place better to enjoy it than Minnesota. The weather here is perfect in the summer, and by planning now, you can have a welcoming Minnesota concrete patio to relax and enjoy.
On the home improvement television programs, you hear all kinds of things about outdoor living spaces. It’s hard to imagine when we’re in the middle of winter, but this time of year, when the sun is warming things up, you can start to see how a new outdoor space might be a great option.
You can place some comfortable outdoor furniture on your new patio and make it into a relaxing place to unwind after a long day. Or place a table and chairs to make it into an outdoor dining area where all the family can gather and eat. With a little fire pit it would be the perfect place to roast some marshmallows, and watch the stars come out. And if you’ve put off inviting friends and neighbors over because you don’t feel like your yard is anything special, a new patio is just the thing to transform your outdoor space.
If a concrete patio doesn’t appeal to you, then maybe you haven’t seen one done well. We’re not necessarily talking about just a slab of gray concrete. We can customize it in many different ways to get the look you want. Through using different techniques, such as staining and stamping, we can make a simple concrete patio look like stone, brick, or anything else your imagination can come up with. But since you’re not laying it out piece by piece, the project gets done much faster, costs less, and looks fabulous.
There are several other advantages to choosing a concrete patio for your home. In addition to having a great space to spend your time, a concrete patio will hold up well for years. With a high strength mix and the right experience, a concrete patio will withstand the elements for years.
A concrete patio is also low-maintenance. If you’re trying to decide between a patio or wood deck, a wood deck will require a lot more work. Wood decks require sealing and staining, and even when you keep up with that, they splinter and look worn after just a few years.
If you’re still deciding between concrete or pavers, remember pavers will tend to move around, especially here in Minnesota when the ground heaves due to frost. Then you have an uneven surface, which can not only be unsightly, but unsafe as it causes a tripping hazard. Pavers also tend to make more work since grass and weeds will insist on growing up between each piece. You might intend to sit and enjoy your patio, but you’ll end up pulling weeds that spring up out of nowhere.
Finally, one of the best perks of having a new concrete patio is the boost to your home’s value. Even if you don’t have any intention of selling your home, you can rest assured that the money you put into a new outdoor space will come back to you in equity. When it comes to making an investment in your home, why not add a feature that you can truly enjoy, and feel like it’s a smart financial decision too?
Summer is just around the corner, so contact us for your free estimate soon. If you want to see just how great a concrete patio looks, visit our website or we can bring you pictures of some of our recent projects. In addition to patios, we do all other concrete work including sidewalks, steps, stoops, driveways, aprons, and garage floors.