Patios – How Well Do They Do In Winter?
How Cement Patios Fair in Winter
Patios can be made from many materials such as cement, stone, slate and more. These materials are not all equal however. Building materials like slate and stone look good but are fragile and more prone to breaking than others like cement or brick pavers. Cement and brick pavers are both durable and more economical, but pavers are not as versatile as cement is. Cement can be shaped, stamped, colored, patterned and more to look like materials such as slate, stone, pavers and more without losing its structural integrity and durability.
Cement patios are the durable and affordable option when it comes to your home, but how do they fair in the winter? Patios get a lot of foot traffic in the summer but not so much in the winter, this by itself does not affect it. Cement, or concrete, is made to last and unless temperatures drop to below freezing, and stay there for a significant amount of time, it should be fine. Cement can sometimes crack in the winter if it wasn’t poured and sealed correctly. It is important to make sure your cement contractor takes all of the necessary precautions.
Trust the Local Experts for Durable Cement Patios
Here at D & G Cement Co. we’ve been providing outstanding concrete services for over 50 years to the metro Detroit area. Are you interested in learning more about cement patios? If you are thinking about it, or have any questions, you should schedule an appointment to talk about our many products, costs and options and get an estimate for your home or business. To learn more about patios, stamped decorative concrete, driveways, walkways, porches and the rest of our products and services give us a call at (313) 277-2676.