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Four Reasons Why You'll Love Living with Concrete

If you’re trying to judge whether concrete is the best option for your pool deck, there are some things you should know. Concrete offers a whole host of benefits, but what’s most unique is how easily concrete can fit into your lifestyle. Whatever your design concerns, layout concerns, budget concerns or anything else, concrete can easily be modified to meet your demands. Check out the list below of just how easy it is to live with concrete.

1.  Easy on the Budget
Concrete is one of the most economical choices for a pool deck material. It offers a wide range of options for installing a low cost deck to installing an extravagant, multi-colored and patterned deck and everything in between. No matter what your budget, you can still enhance your pool deck using concrete. At a fraction of the cost, you can get the look of traditional materials such as flagstone, slate or pavers. Yet the actual stone costs, installation costs and lifetime maintenance costs are much more reasonable with concrete.

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2.  Easy on the Eye
Concrete is the chameleon of surface materials. It can be colored, patterned, painted, stained, textured and imprinted to achieve nearly any look imaginable. Oftentimes, concrete is associated with plain, gray sidewalks. Just take a look at these pool deck photos to instantly to see how aesthetically pleasing concrete can be!

3.  Easy on the Environment
Concrete is an environmentally responsible material. Materials are available locally which reduces transportation costs, such as fuel consumption and pollution, and it stimulates the local economy. Concrete is also made up of one of the most abundant minerals on earth, limestone. Its other ingredients can also be made from waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities. Concrete is also durable, which means its long-lasting surfaces will no rust, rot, or burn.

4.  Easy on the Upkeep
Maintenance on a concrete pool deck is necessary but not extremely difficult or time-consuming. It is recommended that it should be resealed every 2-3 years. This will help prevent any color fading.