Patios & Walkways
Few projects offer as many opportunities to improve your living space as the construction of a new patio. Adding a concrete patio or walkway to your yard can help define the shape and use of your outdoor space, creating the ideal areas for your guests to socialize, and for your family to play and unwind. Edmonton Concrete Ltd. can help you achieve the outdoor living space of your imagination, with durable and beautiful concrete surfaces that will serve you for decades to come.
Benefits of Concrete
There are a number of good reasons to choose concrete for your patios and walkways, durability being among the strongest. Wood often warps and splinters over time, while brick, stone, and pavers require regular weeding, and tend to heave in the yearly freeze-thaw cycle. Concrete, however, stays put, and if properly maintained can last for decades with little maintenance. Concrete is also highly variable and easy to customize. Forms can be placed in any shape you’d like, making it easy to pour curved walkways or circular patios, which are otherwise much more labor intensive. Finally, once concrete is poured, it can be stamped or coloured in almost any way imaginable, giving the impression of practically any material, and often at significantly lower cost.
Our team will consult with you on your design goals, and help you to draw up your ideal layout plan. Once the project begins, we will handle any excavation and ground work professionally, and with as little disruption as possible. We will lay a solid foundation, flattening and compacting the underlying soil to ensure stability, and adding a gravel subbase if needed. We will then pour a concrete mix that is specially formulate to withstand the ups and downs of Alberta’s seasons, giving you the strongest, most stable patio possible.
As the concrete sets, we will add any custom surface work you desire, from broom or trowel finishes, to exposed aggregate and stamped concrete patterning. Once detailing and curing are completed, we will cut expansion joints to prevent cracking, and seal your patio against the elements.
One of the biggest advantages of a concrete patio is the variety of surface decoration options. On top of the classic broom and trowel concrete finishes, our company offers a number of ways to make your patio stand out, and lend a touch of elegance to your whole property.
Exposed aggregate is a mix of sand, gravel, and stone added to concrete for decorative purposes. Generally, the top layer of the concrete is stripped away to expose this colourful mix more evenly, giving the concrete better traction, and a vintage look. See some examples here.
One of the most popular ways to lend some extra style to a concrete patio is stamped concrete, a process of adding colours and patterns to the surface that imitate other materials. We offer a variety of choices, from slate, brick, and flagstone-style patterns, to imitation wood decking. One big advantage of stamped concrete is that it gives your patio high-end looks without the extra cost or maintenance of the original materials. The durability and formability of concrete, with this added level of surface detail, gives you nearly limitless options for your outdoor living space, without breaking the bank.
This is only a quick overview of what is possible with concrete patios and walkways. There are many shapes, layouts and decorative elements to consider. Get in touch with us to talk about your project, or view some of our recent work here.
Plan Your Next Project With Edmonton Concrete Ltd.
At Edmonton Concrete Ltd., we bring experience, craftsmanship, and an expert touch to any job we carry out. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction will leave you with a finished product that is both beautiful and durable, adding value to your home and daily life for years to come. Have a project in mind? Talk to us and get a quote today!