It’s never too early to plan ahead, especially when it comes to summer. There is so much we want to do around this time of the year. To avoid being overwhelmed, making arrangements as early as winter will help. Maybe you have been wishing to put up a concrete patio for several years.

However, when summer comes other things take precedence and soon after autumn is here and the patio is no longer a priority. You need to change your approach by having your patio installed way before summer though it won’t be used. When summer comes, you can just get down to the business of entertaining guests and enjoying your outdoor space.

The summer of 2022 is likely to be of greater significance to all of us. It will most likely mark our emergence form the darkness of COVID-19. We will all want to spend a lot of time with friends and family. A concrete patio will come in handy in making your backyard the “new hangout”.

Concrete Patio

Patio surfaces can be made from paving bricks or patio slabs or concrete. Unlike the other alternatives, concrete patios are durable, easy to clean, and less likely to allow ant infestations and weed growth. In addition, they offer more decorative options thus enhancing the style and beauty of your patio. Sealing or coating the concrete patio floor will prolong its life, increase resistance to staining and abrasion, and give it an attractive sheen.

Building a concrete patio is not easy. If not done properly, the floor will crack sooner and may not be as flat as desired. The mixing of concrete is a very technical process. Each construction work requires the components of the concrete to be mixed in different ratios. Hiring professionals ensures there won’t be compromise on quality and in the long run you will save money by having a durable and reliable structure in place.

Should you opt for the do-it-yourself route, take time to research on what is required. If you lack some technical skills, try learn them by for instance being involved in charity construction works. Browse YouTube for tips and tutorials. Once you can trust your ability to correctly pour the concrete you can proceed to source the necessary materials and tools. These include a hammer, a drill driver, a trowel, a shovel, a spade, a wheelbarrow, a hand saw, and a laser level. Materials such as lumber, wooden stakes, cement, and sand must be purchased beforehand. The tools can be quite expensive and you may opt to hire some equipment since you are unlikely to use them with sufficient frequency to make purchasing them economically viable.
The most recommended approach is combining both hiring professionals and do-it-yourself. After hiring you will be proactive for this to work. By taking up some of the manual work you will reduce some of the labor costs that you would have incurred. You will be surrounded by individuals with the expertise and experience to put up a quality durable patio. You will also learn a lot and you could apply this in future projects reducing the need for external help.

Prepare for it now!

Summer may seem far but now is the time to put up the concrete patio you have always desired. Don’t hesitate, don’t take chances. Call a professional today and they will construct a beautiful long-lasting patio that will allow you to have a good time with friends and family come next summer. And when you want it waterproofed or if you ever need it leveled off, you cancall us right away.


Meet Lance Davis


Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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