concrete pool deck construction and resurfacing
As the design trend to merge indoor and outdoor living spaces becomes ever more popular, having an outdoor area that compliments your style is key. You have a variety of options to choose from, and we firmly believe that concrete is best for homeowners who are looking for perfection.
Concrete pool decks are a popular choice for discerning homeowners who want an outdoor aesthetic that matches their home. Again, as the indoor and outdoor elements of a home have begun to merge, it’s optimal to maintain a consistent style as you move from inside the house to the front or back yard.
Your pool area can and should be an oasis. It is a place where you can enjoy quality time with friends and family members, basking in the sunshine and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Why not have an outdoor space that looks fantastic and doesn’t require a ton of maintenance?
Because concrete is so customizable, you can get virtually any look you want. Whether your style is modern, traditional, Tuscan, rustic, or Industrial, Divine by Design will help you create an outdoor setting that you’ll look forward to coming home to.
Many of our clients overlook concrete initially. They picture drab, gray sidewalks or “boring structures.” We love opening up our clients’ eyes to the possibilities. When it comes to designing a concrete pool deck, the only limit is the imagination! With concrete, we can create decks of any shape and size; and we can add texture, colors, and finishes to provide any look you desire.
If you want bright white concrete that resembles tile, we can make that happen. Or, perhaps you want a slate gray industrial feel, or a special image embedded onto the surface. In our decades of experience, we’ve done all types of jobs, and we look forward to helping you transform your pool deck and yard area into something you’ve only dreamt of.
You may be surprised to discover that there are even “wood planks” that are made entirely out of concrete but look like a hardwood floor.
One of the many reasons we’ve chosen to specialize in concrete pool decks and other outdoor fixtures is that we believe in the concept of form meets function. Your backyard should look stunning, and it should be something you’re proud to display. However, having fixtures that are durable, safe, and stand the test of time is also a requirement.
5 Key advantages of concrete for pool decks:
- Durability: Concrete is a durable material. With basic care and maintenance, it can easily last 20 to 50 years.
- Customization: Concrete is highly customizable. You can choose any size or shape for your pool deck as well as an infinite array of colors, finishes, designs, and patterns.
- Affordability: When you compare the cost of concrete to other materials, concrete tends to be less expensive, especially when you consider its durability.
- Safety: Other materials can become slippery or degrade and become unstable. Concrete can be made to have a no-slip surface.
- Low Maintenance: When laid correctly and with regularly scheduled care, the effort to maintain a concrete pool deck is minimal.
Pool Deck Replacement
If your pool deck is looking cracked, worn out, or it’s lost its luster, it might be time to consider a replacement. Assuming your deck is already made out of concrete and the structure itself is sound, you may be able to limit the project to a new color coat or a resurfacing.
There are several factors to consider when it comes to a pool deck replacement in Puyallup, and we will carefully and patiently walk you through the process. When looking at the necessary repairs, our first step is to figure out what caused the damage in the first place. We’ll remove any concrete that’s not stable to ensure that our new material stands the test of time. One alarming statistic reports that over 50% of concrete repairs fail within two years. At Divine by Design, we ensure that your replacement pool deck is built to last.
We take extra care in removing the old, worn out material before replacing it with new concrete. Similar to painting, if you just slather a coat of fresh paint onto the old, you’ll have an uneven surface that begins to look dingy and dull within a matter of months. The same principle holds true with concrete. Every step of a replacement or resurfacing project is important.
Resurfacing is also an option if you simply want to upgrade the look of your pool deck or update it to match a remodel or a change in style. Not only does it help to cover any minor flaws to the appearance, but you’ll also be able to customize your deck by choosing a new color, finish or texture.
Keep in mind that an initial installation done incorrectly can cause problems down the road and drastically reduce the life of your pool deck. That’s why it’s crucial to work with experienced contractors to ensure that the work is done correctly and professionally the first time.
New Pool Deck Construction
Most pool decks are made from concrete, though brick, wood, and tile are also common choices. We prefer concrete due to its durability and its design aesthetic. Concrete is also resistant to mold and mildew. Plus, when its finish is done correctly for pool areas, it won’t become slippery when wet.
Once you’ve considered your pool deck options and you narrow your choice down to concrete, there are a few other things to discuss with your concrete contractor. When concrete is done incorrectly, it can crack over time. At Divine by Design, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and craftsmanship. One of the main reasons concrete cracks is when too much water is in the material mix.
While other contractors cut corners by adding water, making it easier to install, we know the dangers of this practice and are committed to completing every project as if it was for our own home.
When we work with our clients on a new pool deck construction, we will get to know your property and consult with you on a design that you’ll love for years to come.
Ready to get started? Contact us today for a complimentary, no-obligation estimate.