Jun 07, 2022

Summer is soon approaching which only means patio season is about to be in full swing. It is never too late to start planning a concrete patio project in Vancouver. Concrete patios are a great way to add value to your home while creating a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. Vancouver’s rainy months are behind us and it’s the sun’s time to shine. No mosquitos or flies either. These are the perfect conditions to sit outside on your patio (if only you had one…).

Not so perfect – waiting in lineups of busy restaurants to sit outside on crowded patios. What if, instead, you had a patio in your very backyard? You wake up, make your coffee, and take it outside for a breath of fresh air. Take a seat on that new concrete patio you’ve invested in and savour the summer you’ve waited so long to have. Think of all the summer barbeques, friends and family you’ll have over, to make memories you’ll remember forever.

Now, if you are ready to be the proud owner of a beautiful concrete patio before you start shopping around for concrete contractors in Vancouver, here are a few things you need to know for your patio project.

Getting started with a new concrete patio

Before you start talking to contractors, you need to figure out what you want. Concrete patios come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.


One of the amazing things about using concrete is that concrete can adapt to any form. This means your patio can be any shape you like. Rectangle, circle, square, hexagon, you name it! Even add some curves and swerves if you like.


Because you have total control over the area you’d like to cover in concrete, a patio can be constructed in any yard, big or small. Perfect for gatherings, intimate or otherwise.

Now that you’ve got the size and shape sorted, do you want a simple concrete slab, or something more elaborate with stamped concrete or pavers?

Concrete Finish:

The finish of your concrete patio can be smooth, non-slip, and exposed… There are many different concrete finishes to choose from so explore them all to make your patio right for you.

Concrete Patio Additions (Enhancements):

Pathways or borders are a nice touch to add to your patio amongst others to consider in your design project.

As you can see, concrete is an excellent material to consider. Not only is concrete durable and easy to maintain but it can also be customized to suit your specific needs. When it comes to concrete patios, the possibilities are endless.

Ready to hire a concrete contractor to build your concrete patio?

To ensure that your patio project is a success and that the end result is what you envisioned, it’s important to hire experienced residential concrete contractors who can bring your vision to life. That vision of you and your loved ones, gathered on the patio to share food and drink under the summer sun. With their knowledge and expertise, the concrete contractors at Burnaby Blacktop can help you create a patio that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Burnaby Blacktop works together with your landscapers, strata homeowners and business owners to bring the design of your patio to life. We have a concrete division that specializes in concrete finishes, coloured concrete and architectural concrete. Have your friends and family over for a barbeque this summer on your newly constructed patio. Call us or submit a form request today to make your dream patio a reality this summer.

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