A deck can be a wonderful addition to any home. It provides a backyard escape, a gathering place for barbeques and a place to sit and relax at the end of a long day. Whether your deck features comfortable furniture, a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, or a garden oasis, it should be a place that your whole family enjoys.
When most people think of building a deck, they automatically assume that it needs to be made of wood. However, concrete decks are becoming more and more popular. Let’s take a look at all the main three reasons why.
In general, concrete tends to last longer than wood. At the same time, concrete can withstand more activity, making it a great choice for an active (or accident prone) family. When sealed correctly, concrete decks are also more water resistant. This means that they can easily withstand the splashes and accidents of pools and spas. With its high durability, a concrete deck will be an addition to your home that will last for years to come.
Wood decks needs to be inspected, resealed and re-stained on a regular basis (recommended at least once a year) in order to stay safe and look their best. On the other hand, concrete decks are extremely low maintenance. Once the deck has been poured and sealed, all you need to do it sweep it off and keep it clear of clutter. Usually, you can wait 2-3 years (depending on your weather conditions) before you need to reseal your concrete deck. You also don’t have to worry about rotting boards or worn down joists. With a concrete deck, you know that everyone will remain safe and sound.
People may worry that a concrete deck will take away from the overall visual aesthetic of their home. Luckily, a concrete deck does not need to look like concrete. In fact, concrete can be poured, textured, stamped, stenciled and stained in order to resemble natural stone, ceramic tiles or any number of other materials. This means that you can get a unique, high-class look at a fraction of the cost. You can customize your entire look through your choice of colors, patterns and textures. With a concrete deck you have complete control over how your backyard looks.