Try Cat & I Concrete Patio Contractor
A patio is a pleasing and functional outdoor extension of the home.
You can build a patio as a place for outdoor seating, tables, or a grill for the whole family and friends to enjoy. You can also place a patio around a swimming pool.
Why Choose Concrete Patios?
Most patios are made from wood, different types of stone, or concrete. However, wooden patios are expensive and prone to quick wear and tear under harsh and changing weather conditions. Bugs and mites also live in wooden materials.
Patios made of stone or slate are expensive. Moreover, grass grows out of stone cracks and makes weeding a tedious chore.
Concrete, on the other hand, is an inexpensive and versatile construction material you can use to build a patio. A mixture of cement, water, fine and coarse aggregate, and admixtures make up a concrete patio.
Besides being pleasing to the eye, concrete patios have the following benefits:
Concrete patios can withstand harsh and extreme weather conditions for lasting durability. Well-designed and constructed concrete patios can last up to more than 40 years.
Free of Defects
Concrete patios are less prone to defects like cracking, rutting, stripping, loss of texture, and potholes compared to flexible pavement surfaces. Concrete patios also prevent underlying grass from growing and creeping through the surface.
Concrete patios last longer and cheaper to build than stone patios, yet concrete patios can be stamped, colored, and manipulated to look like stone patios. Concrete stamped into rectangles and dyed a gray-green resembles slate. Concrete dyed orange-red and stamped in small rectangular shapes resembles brick.
Concrete patios are easy to clean and maintain. You can clean a dirty concrete patio by spraying it down with a hose or power washer and scrubbing it with soap using a push broom.
Cat & I have extensive experience in forming and pouring concrete. We can also produce colored and specially designed concrete using highly specialized and unique tools.
Process of Concrete Patio Construction
To give you an idea of the construction project, these are the steps our expert team will do to produce your ideal concrete patio:
1. Prepare the Site of the Patio
Our team will take the exact dimensions of where you want us to construct a concrete patio and take note of your specific design requirements and other instructions. We will check building codes and secure necessary permits. We will also identify septic tanks, underground lines, and utilities in your yard.
2. Prepare the Base
Our team will make the necessary preparations, depending on whether you like your patio level with the ground or elevated. We may pour a concrete foundation and gravel. Then, we will drive stakes within the perimeter area.
3. Install Form Boards
Our team will cut 2x4s to build form boards and install them around the patio area to hold the concrete.
4. Lay the concrete
Depending on the size of the project, our team can mix the concrete by hand or with a mixer. The next steps involve pouring the concrete, pushing it on all sides, leveling the concrete, smoothening it, and applying the finishing touches. We will wait for concrete to cure and then remove the form boards.
High-Quality Central Florida Concrete Patio Contractor
For concrete patio construction projects, we take the following elements into account:
- Size of patio area
- Labor costs
- Supply costs
- Concrete cost
- Concrete equipment
- Design and customization
Our highly trained team of experts gives consistent care and quality from your home improvements to public works projects.
Contact Cat & I or call us today at (407) 654-7574 in Orlando or (813) 337-6700 in Tampa for more information or to request a quote for a concrete patio project. We are here to serve you.