Longevity and reliability as well as low building costs are the main concerns for the majority of homeowners when having a stamped & stained concrete patio built. This is due to the rising cost of materials along with labor, which translates into enormous spending and that too for a relatively average-sized patio.
A Better, Low-Cost Alternative
Searching for a better, lower-costing alternative can lead to confusion, especially if you don’t know which material is best suited to the application. Fortunately, there is one material that always comes through in terms of cost and durability, and that is concrete.
Stamped concrete in particular, is very well suited to patio building, since not only is it very strong and long-lasting, but it is also quite versatile. When compared to other common patio building materials, stamped concrete is especially advantageous, since it does not have many of the weaknesses which other materials possess.
Durability and Color Retention
It is true that natural conditions such as consistently unsuitable weather and air pollution can damage and deface even the strongest building material. This can be seen is some of the strongest buildings in the world, including some of the wonders of the world; massive structures with supposedly ageless construction material that has discolored over time.
Stamped & stained concrete, although not infallible, has a considerably stronger color retention capability compared to wood. When you consider that good quality wood costs almost twice as much as stamped concrete, it becomes clear as to which material you should build your patio with.
Stamped & stained concrete, while somewhat more expensive than plain concrete, is still nowhere near as expensive as wood. More importantly, though, it does not damage the environment as much as cutting down a large tree does. Add to that the fact that you can have stamped concrete in woody designs, and your patio design choice becomes obvious!
Complete Concrete of Oklahoma has a variety of stamped concrete designs for every home. Contact us for a free quote. You can also call us on 918-850-4843 for more information.