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Adding Concrete Decks to extend your home living space!
Thinking of adding a patio or deck to extend your home’s living space?
Concrete decks and patios have a well-deserved reputation as being easy on the budget. But their affordability is not their only virtue. Outdoor concrete installations have lots more to offer homeowners than low price alone.
Low Maintenance Exterior concrete requires exceptionally low maintenance. There’s no need to spend hours staining or painting. Usually a quick spray down with your garden hose will be enough to restore its attractive appearance.
Durability Concrete is also strong and long lasting — it won’t splinter, rot, burn, or become infested with termites. The downside, of course, is the difficulty of removal, so make sure you know exactly what you want before you install a concrete patio or deck.
Concrete Paver Advantages Concrete pavers can give a lovely casual air to a patio or path. They may require more maintenance than slab concrete, though, in terms of removing weeds that grow in the sand fill between the pavers (minimize this by proper preparation before installing.) On the other hand, they are the most flexible option, whether you want to reshape, expand, or reduce the size of your patio, or even remove it completely someday.
Cracking Control. Concerns about cracking are valid. Concrete does tend to crack as it settles. This problem can be offset by adding control joints (deliberately weakened lines)usually as part of a decorative pattern. The concrete will then crack along the joints and not randomly, so that the appearance is not negatively affected.
Zoning and Building Permits. Don’t forget to consider local zoning laws and building permit specifications when planning construction in your outdoor area. Please note that building a concrete deck is not a DIY job, but one for a licensed contractor experienced at working with poured in place concrete. (In fact, we’re surprised that deck construction of any kind is often thought of as a great do-it-yourself project. When you’re putting up a load-bearing structure several feet above the ground, you have to really know your local building code.)
Resale Value. A deck or patio may be almost a “must” if you want to market your home, especially when most houses for sale in your neighborhood have one. Although you are not likely to recoup the full cost to install a concrete patio or deck when you sell, it will add curb appeal and attract more potential buyers.
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