Of all the materials available to build patios, concrete is the most traditional and most versatile choice. It’s smooth, clean, can be cast and formed into decorative shapes, and, with the addition of tints, can become anything other than the classic light gray. Additionally, it offers permanence, durability, and is fairly inexpensive. However, as you plan your patio, you might not know what type of concrete you’d like to use. That’s why our team at Precision Landscaping Corporation is breaking it down for you.

Concrete Patio Options

Poured Concrete

A concrete slab patio is hard to beat. It’s flat and smooth, so it’s suitable for all sorts of furniture and outdoor activities. It’s easy to keep clean and doesn’t leave grit on your shoes to be tracked into the house (like gravel patios). It’s virtually impervious to weeds and does not shift with seasonal changes, unlike paver and stone patios. Also, if you’re looking to add a little more texture, consider brooming the concrete for a decorative and slip-resistant finish.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, replicates stones, such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick, and even wood. The wide variety of pattern and color choices makes it popular for beautifying patios, pool decks, driveways, and more. Additionally, it’s an affordable paving option that requires less maintenance than other materials.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, and can be placed on top of a bed of packed sand. If you hate the idea of weeds growing between spaces, pavers can be butted together for a smooth, unbroken surface. If you opt for the more traditional method of leaving spaces between pavers, they can be filled with pea gravel, pebbles, or a tight, low-growing ground cover.

Find Out More

If you’re ready to start designing your patio, our team at Precision Landscaping Corporation of Cleveland, OH, will work with you to coordinate a comprehensive service package, ensuring that your outdoor projects are completed on time and on budget. Our experienced crew can work with you to design a concrete patio that will complement your home and blend in with your landscaping. Contact us today at (440) 843-9500 for a free estimate.