Hopefully you’ve been able to enjoy your outside deck all summer. Nothing is better than barbecue, drinks, talking or reading outside under a summer sunset. You’ve probably spent a ton of time, effort and money to make your backyard a haven, and as we move into the rougher seasons of Fall and Winter you are probably concerned about the survival of your deck. Utah winters are no joke. Freezing rain, random days of thawing and FEET of snow.
Unfortunately, your wood deck might not stand up to the environmental forces about to attack it. Wood decks need to be sealed or stained every single year, which is a lot of work. The most frustrating part is that your work will look dull and chipped by the end of the summer and take a beating when the cold comes. Not to mention the chipping and slivers. No thanks!
If you’re sick of high maintenance wood decks, upgrading to concrete might be for you! Concrete decks are more durable, functional and creative. Concrete or cement pads are very quick and easy to install, or you can have concrete professionals lay it for you in a matter of hours. Even if you already have a deck you can easily upgrade it to be waterproof, not to mention stylish.
Once laid your concrete can take on a completely original look with a finish or seal. The waterproof deck coating means that no matter the rain, hail, snow or ice – your deck will still look fresh and amazing come spring. In addition, the coating can be a color, pattern or design of your choosing. The stains are both beautiful and protective. The color and texture can be anything you’d like.
But what if you have existing concrete that you don’t love? If you already have a concrete deck you can add a waterproof seal or coating to it for an inexpensive update to your backyard. Even if your concrete is damaged an expert like Hard Rock Concrete Coatings can repair any cracks or weathering. This is especially helpful if you have a very old property or buy a house with damaged concrete. Quick repairs can restore the safety and utility of a cracked deck. Once repaired you can give that concrete a fresh look or texture with a waterproof coating. You can easily make an old property “your own” with a few repairs and concrete coatings of your choice.
Whether it’s for a summertime barbecue or under a scraping snow shovel in January, concrete is the right choice. It will last year-round, resist damage and is incredibly cost-effective for your backyard. And don’t let images of dull, gray cement slabs convince you that concrete is boring. The stains and coatings can make your concrete deck both waterproof and lend serious curb appeal. Don’t hesitate! You have a few months before winter comes to take your deck to the next level! Contact the experts at Hard Rock Concrete to see what they can do for your backyard!