There are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration at the time you decide on starting a construction project in your property. Taking into account aspects such as costs, safety and usability is key to conducting a successful concrete construction project.
Concrete patios are growing in popularity and homeowners usually debate on whether to have plain poured concrete, stamped concrete or concrete pavers installed in their properties. Here, we will review two of the most popular options in concrete patio construction: Stamped Concrete & Concrete Pavers.
Stamped concrete’s exclusive ability to mimic other types of natural materials such as brick, slate, and even wood, makes it unique and a favorite among homeowners. It is because of this trait that it ranks higher amongst the scale.
On the other hand, concrete pavers are chosen by its natural beauty and design flexibility, as they can take any shape and the pattern can be personalized depending on the specific needs of your project.
Although the cost of installation may vary among stamped concrete and pavers, one thing to keep into consideration when it comes to costs are the costs of maintenance of both.
Installing stamped concrete on your patio is usually less expensive than installing concrete pavers, and the cost of maintenance is less costly, but that will also depend on proper installation, periodic maintenance, and climate.
An important aspect to consider is the amount of care it requires.
The amount of care that stamped concrete needs will depend on the use you give it. Factors such as heavy loads, extreme weather conditions and normal shrinkage of the material will have an impact on the performance of the material.
On the other hand, pavers tend to be more forgiving when it comes to care. They are easier to fix and can take heavier traffic and loads. The fact that they are individual pieces gives them more room to expand and contract. The downside of this is that every now and then, the spaces between pavers will need to be filled up with sand to prevent them from becoming loose.
These are only some of the features and advantages of stamped concrete and concrete pavers, we hope they come in handy for your next concrete project. Remember, if you have any questions give us a call. At Agundez Concrete, we will be happy to assist you and give you professional advice on any type of concrete construction in San Diego.