If you have a large backyard, hopefully you’re outside enjoying it all year long. Large backyards are great for kickball games, swing sets and playgrounds, elaborate landscaping, or for animals of all shapes and sizes. Many people find, however, that they are under-utilizing their large yard space, or they’re getting sick of having so much yard to water, mow, and maintain. Is there a better way to use your property space? For you there might be.
Adding a concrete pad is a simple and cost-effective way to change your property without resorting to dramatic measures. Concrete pads are an easy project to do yourself, but hiring an expert like Hard Rock Concrete Coatings is still affordable and much, much faster. Concrete pads are durable, useful, and customizable. You can pour a concrete pad in whatever shape or size you want, and you can even use stains or stamping to give it a unique look for your backyard.
Not sure how you could use a concrete pad in your yard? Consider these popular options:
- Extra Parking/Driveway Space – the most common addition of concrete is to create parking or storage space for cars, boats, trailers, motorhomes, ATVS, motorcycles, tractors, or other vehicles. You can build a complete garage on the concrete pad, opt for a simple “carport” overhang, or just leave it open. The additional parking or storage space is very helpful for those who love sports and outdoor recreational vehicles.
- Dining Pad – If you like to entertain outside, then a concrete pad in your backyard is a natural choice. Pour a concrete pad somewhere in your backyard – attached to your porch, on the shaded side of your house, or on the spot with the best view. Once poured you can put a dining set, canopy, pergola, barbecue grill, and other entertaining features on the concrete pad and have the best possible party scene. Add some tiki torches and you’re ready for a luau! It doesn’t have to be the boring gray concrete, either. There are beautiful, colorful concrete stains that can make your dining concrete pad look more luxurious and fancy for hosting.
- Sport & Play Pad – Another popular option for your backyard is adding a concrete pad large enough to enjoy your favorite sport. Basketball courts are always a good choice. Some families choose tennis courts, pickle ball courts, even softball or baseball batting cages. If you have young children or grandchildren then adding swings or a jungle gym will be a huge hit with the kids. It can be textured, smooth, sealed, colored, or anything else you could want for the best backyard play experience.
If you aren’t getting the full use of your backyard, consider what adding a concrete pad could do for you and your family. Concrete pads are easy to do yourself, affordable enough to get concrete experts to handle the hassle for you, and are completely customizable to meet whatever needs you have. Make your backyard something great with concrete!