A patio installation can be a great addition to any home. It offers extra space for entertaining guests or a simple place to relax. Intalling a patio can also increase your home’s resale value and have a decent return on investment. According to this article, patios are one of the top outdoor upgrades that can make your home more valuable, with a return of nearly 70%.
When installing a patio, there are a few decisions you have to make, such as the finish of the concrete. A great choice for a concrete patio finish is the broom finish. Here is everything you need to know about putting a broom finish on your patio installation from the concrete contractors at 1 OAK Concrete in Edmonton.
A concrete patio has a simple look, but it can be designed in many different ways. Putting a twist on your patio makes it a piece of art in your backyard. With the broom stroke technique, it can be decorated in a few ways, such as the direction of the brush strokes, or other added shapes that can be created in the concrete. While it is a simple look, it’s clean and versatile and is also one of the most affordable concrete finishes.
A broom finish on a concrete patio installation has many benefits that come with it. The main benefit is durability. Since concrete is such a strong material, you won’t have to worry about Canada’s unpredictable weather. It’s long-lasting, and you won’t have to stress about any damages that may occur. Another benefit is the traction. Since this floor will have some grooves from the broom finish, it makes the patio a non-slippery surface. It keeps any furniture sturdy, and won’t be a hazard when it gets wet. These features make a patio with a broom finish a great choice for your new patio installation.
The maintenance and restoration
A patio, particularly with the broom finish, has some flexibility to it. The look can be changed if you were to change your mind. The material gives you the ability to do so. For instance, if you weren’t satisfied with the groove feel, it can be altered to a more smooth finish. It’s also easy to fix if damages occur. Plus, this finish is easy to maintain. If it is installed in a single slab, you won’t have to worry about weeds growing between stones or in cracks. Simply sweep it off or spray it down with your garden hose to keep it looking clean and fresh.
Exposed aggregate and stamped concrete are great options too!
Exposed aggregate is a decorative finish that can set your patio, walks or driveway apart! It’s versatile in design, and with proper sealing, will be resistant against efflorescence, water damage, and oil stains.
Stamped concrete is another decorative concrete option that gives a patterned or textured look to your concrete. For example, your stamped concrete can look like brick, slate, tile and other patterns at a fraction of the cost of those options. Ask 1 OAK Concrete in Edmonton about brushed, exposed aggregate and stamped concrete options!
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1 OAK Concrete has built its reputation by putting its customers first, just take a look at all the positive reviews they have on Facebook! The attention to detail cleanliness of every job site will make your experience one of a kind. Restoring timeless designs has always been their specialty. They take extreme pride in their ability to take from idea to fruition in a timely manner and within budget. Their crew will “pour” their hearts into their work and it shows time and time again.