Concrete Patios

Stone Stamp Concrete PatioIf you’re a homeowner looking for some additional outdoor living space at your residence, a concrete patio may be just what you need. Concrete patios are extremely low maintenance and extremely durable compared to asphalt, wood, pavers and gravel. At Able Concrete we’ve been installing concrete patios in the Twin Cities Metro Area for over 20 years. While many design trends have changed over our time in business, concrete patios seem to be a timeless feature that will be appreciated for years to come.

Advantages of Concrete Patios

  • Low Maintenance Patio – If installed correctly, concrete patios require very little, if any maintenance aside from basic cleaning. You’ll especially appreciate this compared to other building materials such as wood that can rot and require constant cleaning and sealing to maintain its finish.  With wood decks you’ll also have to constantly replace old and brittle wood simply because wood is an organic material. With concrete, once it is poured it isn’t going anywhere.

Custom Concrete Patio MNCompared to brick or concrete pavers, concrete is much easier to maintain.  With pavers, grass and weeds often will sprout between sand-filled joints, which is not seen with concrete. Additionally, individual pavers can have settling problems, which may cause trip hazards.

  • Versatility – Thanks to the extreme versatility of concrete you’ll never have to worry that your concrete patio will look just like your neighbors. With recent technology advances in stamping and coloring techniques, concrete patios are more versatile than ever before. Concrete can easily be formed in any shape, which allows you to easily accommodate any space restrictions or add visually appealing curves.
  • Durability – Concrete is extremely durable and can easily stand up to the wide variety of weather conditions seen in Minnesota and Wisconsin. At Able Concrete we take extra measures to ensure your concrete patio is able to handle the cold winters and warm, humid summers seen in our area.
  • MN Concrete Fir Pit Contractor Environmentally Friendly – Installing a concrete patio as opposed to a wooden deck helps to save lumber and eliminates the need for homeowners to use solvent-based sealers and stains, which can be harmful to the environment.
  •  Superior Value – With concrete you have a wide array of styles to meet your personal tastes. Concrete patios can be engraved, stenciled, stamped or textured to resemble more expensive brick or stone pavers, often at a small fraction of the cost, especially when labor savings are considered. The appeal and durability of concrete patios can also increase the resale value of your home.

Tips for Concrete Patio Placement

Often when we come to a home to provide an estimate for a concrete patio we’ll be asked to place one large square or rectangle concrete slab at the rear of the house. While this may be a traditional layout, it’s often not practical. For the most functional concrete patio design it’s important to consider sun and shade, outdoor views, proximity to the house, as well as accommodating activities such as dining, entertaining and cooking.

Stamped PatioYou will notice that the shape of the patio to the left has been designed to look like the stamped pieces of stone are unevenly placed giving it a more natural look and feel. This fits great with the landscaping we tend to see here in Minnesota and can set you apart from the patios your neighbors may have.

Affordable Custom Concrete Patio

A concrete patio costs much less than patios made from brick, tile or stone.  Patios made with natural stone are usually much more expensive due to high priced materials and increased labor costs. If you’re looking for a stamped concrete patio, contractors often estimate it will cost about 1/3 less than patios made from brick or stone pavers. The lower price, as well as the wide variety of colors and patterns available are some of the main reasons why more people are choosing to have concrete patios installed than ever before.

If you’re interested in learning more about the versatility of concrete patios, don’t hesitate to reach out to Able Concrete today at 651-688-3048. We’re happy to come to your home and provide you with a free estimate and show you all the different styles of concrete patios that we’ve installed for other homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We install concrete patios for customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.