One thing that most homeowners would love to explore but feel they can’t quite afford is the enhancement of curb appeal. However, adding value to the outside of a home, such as to driveways, pathways, gardens, or patios, can be a lot less expensive than one might think.
Decorative concrete can be used very effectively for all of the aforementioned projects, and can even be custom-designed to make the concrete look like a stone of your choosing. Options include limestone, flagstone, slate, and more — at a fraction of the cost!
One of the first things people notice about your home is the driveway. A beautiful design outside your front door can display your pride in your home while also dramatically increasing its value. If you have ambitions of constructing a garden, think about how it would look with a durable and beautiful pathway. Paths leading from a front yard to a backyard, or to a deck or hot tub are also great-looking options to consider.
A backyard patio can be the best space to spend time on your entire property. Sitting amidst nature and enjoying a colourful view of shrubbery, flowers, and trees from a new patio is an ideal way to relax and unwind. If you have a pool, you might consider extending your patio to surround the pool. This is likely to give your entire backyard a makeover and turn it into a pleasant and lively outdoor space.
There are many types of concrete, including asphalt, in which different additives are used to create mixtures that strengthen it against harsh weather and increase its durability so that your patio or pathway can be as low-maintenance as possible. Additionally, stamped concrete is both environmentally friendly and versatile. It can be made to look like brick, marbled stone, or wood with the expertise of professionals like those at Elite Concrete, while stains, dyes, and overlays will ensure that your home exterior is totally unique to your personal preferences.
Rather than using two or three different companies to get results, choose one that you trust. To make sure you develop your project in the most cost effective and long-lasting way possible, contact a reputable concrete contractor in Toronto. You’ll work with people that care about being reliable and timely, easy to communicate with, and well-informed, and receive one bill for all the different processes involved.
On top of everything that you as a homeowner endure during harsh winter weather, you don’t want to also have to worry about the maintenance of your driveway or patio. For the safest results, use Elite Concrete to ensure that your decorative concrete is properly sealed every three to five years, and rest easy knowing that the seal protects against slipperiness in every coat and keeps your home exterior at its finest. Remember that these materials are perfect not only for exterior use, but also for projects such as basement floors or verandas, where they are sure to last a lifetime.