When a Whatcom County homeowner wanted to carve out more space for a wider patio area, Custom Concrete Contracting was hired to get the job done right.

There was an elevation change on their property, so our concrete finishing crew installed a poured-in-place concrete retaining wall with integrated stairs.

A well-placed retaining wall like this one added a lot of visual interest and increased the usable area of their sloped yard.

This project also included the installation of a patio surface, a strip drain to manage surface water and a wide step in front of the sliding door. New concrete stairs allow easy access to upper-level garden areas.

As shown in the photo, the homeowner chose a stamped and stained concrete finish. Numerous stamped concrete designs are available, offering options to replicate slate, flagstone, brick and tile.

There are many design options available when it comes to working with concrete! Click this link to see samples of our stamped concrete work.

Why choose a concrete patio?

Concrete patios offer a combination of durability and low maintenance that makes them a practical and attractive choice for outdoor entertaining. They last much longer than a wood deck, and a professionally installed concrete patio can add to the resale value of your property.

Still wondering whether a concrete patio is the right choice for you. Keep in mind that they can easily accommodate functional additions such as a built-in fire pit, outdoor kitchen and integrated bench seating. You can really up your outdoor entertainment game by installing a long-lasting patio.

How far in advance should patio planning take place?

It will take time to hire a contractor, discuss the project, receive a quote for the job, obtain any required permits and have your project added to the contractor’s schedule. Selecting a contractor in January or February should ensure that your new patio will be ready for the spring and summer season.

If you’re looking for an experienced decorative concrete contractor in NW Washington, contact Custom Concrete Contracting. We have helped homeowners expand their outdoor living areas and increase the usability of their property since 1997.