Can Anyone Build A Concrete Patio?
The answer to this question is yes. Anyone can build a
concrete patio, but can everyone do it right? It doesn't really matter,
if anyone can build a concrete patio, they key is doing it correctly.
I have witnessed amateurs in action and even got to see the finished product. Sometimes these concrete patio slabs turn out nice, but most of the time there are some problems. One of the biggest problems with do-it-yourself concrete patio slabs is the finish.
Most of the do-it-yourself patio slabs don't look as bad to the homeowners, because they saved some money and did it themselves. If you're planning on building a concrete patio, I would like to give you a little bit of advice.
Make sure that you know how to finish the concrete slab that you are going to be looking at on a regular basis. If you're building a patio for your friend and neither one of you care what it's going to look like, then by all means, get some practice in.
If you really want a nice job and you want the patio to look great, you might think twice about doing it yourself. If you don't have any experience working with concrete and you're an avid do-it-yourselfer, you should probably get some books and watch some videos on concrete finishing.
The key to building a nice concrete patio is knowing how to finish the concrete. Anyone can mix and pour the concrete, but it takes a skilled professional to finish the job correctly. Trust me I've been there and done that.