Concrete is the most popular material in the United States for patios, walkways and driveways, according to the NAHB. Let’s explore the different uses and design elements of this benchmark material.

We all know concrete is durable and relatively easy to maintain – with all of the new design options available, concrete can also be beautiful. Already widely used in driveways and walkways, concrete is now taking patios where wood decks once ruled.

Luxury home builders are using stained and stamped concrete as well as exposed aggregate in more and more projects, and the return on investment can be great when used as part of an outdoor space, or to improve parking conditions.

But concrete isn’t just decorative, it is also used for driveways and walkways around your home, aprons on to the street and even pouring foundations. When hiring a concrete contractor, make sure they:

  • Have experience in the design you are installing. Staining and stamping concrete takes an artistic touch.
  • Have the mix delivered specifically for your project. One of the most common scams is when a “contractor” knocks on your door and tells you they have “leftover” concrete from the job down the street. Concrete must be poured and set quickly, or it will not set properly. Don’t fall for this!
  • Understand the drainage requirements of your property/zoning and adhere to them

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