If you are considering adding a hardscaping feature to your home, there are many factors you need to consider: how big should the feature be? Where should it be installed? And maybe most importantly, what material should you use?
While there are many wonderful options for hardscaping materials, concrete is one of the most durable and low maintenance making it a great option. Here are some other reasons to consider using concrete for your new hardscape feature.
1. It is customizable
Concrete can be stamped to mimic most other hardscaping materials, from brick to flagstone, and it is much more durable than other options. It can also be stamped with a logo, or to look like almost any other thing you can think up. It can also be poured into any shape you want. Not only that, but it can be colored to match the exterior of your house, your patio, or any other thing you want. Whether your personal aesthetic is traditional or avant-garde, concrete can be made to fit your style.
2. It is easy to install
Unlike other hardscaping materials, concrete is easy to install because it does not require the painstaking process of individually cutting and laying stones. Once the concrete is stamped, you will have to wait a few days for it to set. However, it is still a much faster process than other methods.
3. It is wallet friendly
The cost of a concrete hardscape structure does depend on the size and complexity of the job, but it is generally cheaper than other options-especially if you choose just one color and pattern. Since it requires less maintenance than other hardscaping materials, you will also spend less money over time.
4. It is environmentally friendly
Concrete is also a friend to the environment. It is primarily made from limestone which can be found in abundance all over the world. Concrete is also only made in the exact amount needed for a job, so it is not over produced like many other materials. Not only that, but most cities have factories that make concrete, meaning it does not have to be shipped around the world just to get to your home.
As you can see, there are many benefits to installing a hardscape feature made of concrete . In the end, the most important thing to consider is what is going to look the best with the rest of your home and what is going to adhere to your personal aesthetic.