A concrete patio is a great addition for any home. Though some homeowners opt for broom finish concrete, others like the look of stamped concrete or aggregate concrete. With so many options to choose from, picking the right option for a home often takes some thought. Homeowners need to think about the look you want, the size of the patio that you need and a variety of other factors. The type of concrete used in the patio, the overall design and the size of the finished patio all play a key role in how much you will pay for a new concrete patio.
Concrete is a durable material that can hold up well to environmental dangers, making it a good choice for areas that receive a lot of rain or snow. The excess moisture that builds up on the ground won't affect stamped or poured concrete. Contractors can add a sealant to the top of the concrete that prevents moisture from seeping inside.
Many people choose concrete because it is more affordable than wood and other materials. It can cost up to half as much as a similar patio made from wood. Those interested in going green will find that concrete is a better alternative. Homeowners will also find that concrete comes in a wide range of options to fit their needs.