School’s out, the days are longer and the time for entertaining is in full swing. But no matter how much one may enjoy having friends over, there is often one issue that can make it challenging to host a crowd – having enough room! After all, most of our home kitchens can only comfortably seat a small handful of people. Fortunately, there is a solution. Have a patio built.
By having a masonry patio built, you can easily double, triple (or beyond) the amount of space for entertaining. Plus, with so many ways that masonry patios can be customized, you -and your guests- are certain to be impressed and even wonder why you had not upgraded your TX yard sooner.
Sure, you might have a home with a wooden deck or patio area, but these require regular maintenance as boards have to be re-stained or replaced due to age or rotting. Consequently, many of today’s homeowners are opting for the lower maintenance solution of a masonry patio. So, what are some additional benefits of a masonry patio? Glad you asked.
Benefits of a Masonry Patio
Maintenance: As already mentioned, a masonry patio requires minimal maintenance. Simply sweep it off from time to time, and in the event that something gets spilled on it, you can clean it by spraying with a water hose. (Extreme spills or stains might require a pressure washer.)
Pests Free: Unlike a wooden deck, a masonry patio is not subject to problems caused by termites or other wood-eating insects.
Customization: Because concrete can be tinted in a plethora of colors, and pavers and bricks can be laid in virtually design, a masonry patio can be built to match your style, compliment your home or even show off a retaining wall.
Space and Design: Because everyone’s backyard is different, it is certain that no one else will have a patio exactly like yours. You may choose to have just a small patio area where one can just enjoy the garden or perhaps have a large patio with additional masonry features such as a fireplace, built in seating and a kitchen area.
Value: Because of its versatility, durability, and minimum maintenance required, a masonry patio adds value to your home.
Landscape: If your yard is slowly eroding away, or perhaps you are having issues with drainage, a masonry patio can help re-route the flow of your yard so that soil stays where you want it and water flows away from the home rather than drifting towards the foundation.