Concrete Patio Construction and Repair
Interested in your options for a concrete patio? What better way to entertain guests and enjoy the Summer nights than with a relaxing patio where you can lounge with your friends to take in the San Antonio outdoors? With a custom patio design, you can have the patio of your dreams, from start to finish. Our concrete patio construction and repair services cater to those that want a little taste of nature, without ever having to leave their home.
Concrete patios are the latest craze in patio installations. Because of concrete’s durable properties and heat resistance, concrete makes for a great building material to use for outdoor spaces where you’ll likely be entertaining or even cooking. On a concrete patio, you can store patio furniture, grills, décor, and they’re even safe for children and pets to play and relax on. Concrete patios can also be incorporated into the rest of your outdoor landscape, making them both decorative and aesthetically appealing. Overall, concrete is a versatile building material that serves a variety of purposes when used outdoors for patios as it’s both sleek looking and dependable as a paving solution.
To begin building your concrete patio, we must first prepare the area. Without preparing the area beforehand, the concrete may not be laid evenly or flat and could easily crack, once cured. Unlike asphalt, concrete is not as flexible and needs to be laid onto a surface that is flattened and compounded, before it will be able to dry smooth. We also focus on the concrete mixture, as an improper concrete mixture with too much water could impact the number of cracks or streaks found in the concrete after some time.
To spruce up the appearance of your concrete patio, you have many options that can make it stand out even more like concrete staining and concrete stamping. Concrete staining alters the hue of the concrete from a standard grey shade to a bright or vibrant color that’s more elegant and personal. Concrete staining does not ruin the integrity of the concrete as the stain only penetrates the upper layer of the concrete and can ultimately be altered at a later time. stamped concrete, however, is the use of stamps pressed into wet concrete to form a pattern that resembles another flooring material such as brick or paver stones. If you’ve always wanted the rustic look of brick but the durability of concrete, then concrete stamping is the solution for you!
Depending on how the concrete on your patio has been laid will also determine how the repairs can be completed. For concrete patios that are made from one solid piece of concrete, sealants are added to fill in any cracks or shifts in the concrete. For concrete patios that are made from concrete blocks or slabs, the repair must be done using an epoxy resin that is inserted into the crack to readjust the block or slab and form glue-like mends between the cracks.
For questions regarding concrete patios, please call San Antonio Paving Solutions and let us show off our superior work!