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Making Your Concrete Beautiful

Most people don't realize it, but you don't have to live with that boring, gray slab of concrete forever. Instead of making your backyard bland and boring, you can actually dye that concrete with a few supplies from the home improvement store. This little blog is all about helping you to know how to make your concrete beautiful, including working with professional concrete contractors. If you have a vision for your deck, patio, or driveway, this blog might give you the information you need to make your dreams come true--which can even help you to improve your home's curb appeal.


Backyard Fire Pits – What Type Is Best For You?

Backyard fire pits are popping up everywhere. In most rural communities, you can find a fire pit of some sort in many backyards. Is this something you are considering for your home? If so, you are probably looking into your options.

Store-Bought Fire Pits

Store-bought fire pits come in various forms. You can find basic, inexpensive wood burning fire pits in various sizes. These are easy to set up and get going. Simply remove it from the box, give it a quick wipe down to remove oils and debris from the manufacturing process, add wood and enjoy.

A more extravagant store-bought version of fire pits is available as well – propane fueled fire pits. This type of fire pit typically has an enclosure to hide the propane tank that fuels the fire. A little assembly work and a tank of propane will get you going fairly quickly.

Custom Built Fire Pits

Having a fire pit custom built for your backyard opens the doors to limitless possibilities. You still have the option to go with wood burning or gas burning, but the design options you have are substantial.

Concrete contractors have been building these custom fire pits to meet the needs and desires of each customer. They can take the surrounding landscape design and incorporate it into the design of the fire pit making it appear to have been there all along.

The contractor can use one of a number of styles of pre-formed concrete to build the fire pit quickly, or you can have the pit built free-hand. Free-hand concrete construction will take a bit longer and cost more, but it allows you to choose the exact design and layout of the fire pit.

Integrated Seating

Do you want seating integrated into the design? Having seats around the fire pit that are always there eliminates the need to purchase furniture, take the furniture in out of the weather and maintain it before and after the season has passed.

Concrete seating around a fire pit creates a campfire feel while giving you plenty of space for your family to sit around roasting marshmallows. Unlike furniture, the concrete seating won't ever need to be hauled away to be put in storage for the winter.

Consider your options, talk with a contractor, like J & J Precast Ltd patios, and find out what type of fire pit will work well for your landscape design and provide you with everything you want and need in a fire pit.