Backyard Concrete Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Living Area

June 1, 2022
Backyard Concrete Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Living Area

One of our missions at Johnson Concrete is to help our friends in the Kansas City area realize the potential to transform their homes’ outdoor experiences through excellent backyard concrete ideas. Many homeowners get stuck when they want to improve their backyards but can’t figure out how. We want to eliminate the mental block on your renovation ideas and help you put a plan into action with one of our several concrete solutions.

Some of Our Favorite Backyard Concrete Ideas

These are the ideas we enjoy doing the most because they’re very popular right now, and they look spectacular. Projects like these can be a significant cost investment. However, if you set a budget, thoroughly research everything, identify the materials and design styles you like, and get help from professionals like Johnson Concrete, you can do them affordably.

The patio option is arguably our top service, which we perform in several different ways using stamped concrete designs like Arizona Flagstone, Cut Stone Cobble, and more. Sidewalks and steps are very important too, especially if you already have some and need to shore up a few cracks. Then you have concrete for swimming pools, which includes all the surrounding structures.

Some Other Fun Backyard Concrete Ideas

Then we come to some other concrete ideas such as:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Driveways
  • Setup Fire Pit Areas
  • Concrete/Wood Combinations
  • Garden Perimeters
  • . . . and more!

The best part is that these projects do not need to consume your entire backyard (or budget). Something like a fire pit or concrete border for your garden gives you the chance to gradually introduce this kind of aesthetic. Of course, you might fall in love with that look and want to do more with it later.

You might be wondering how a driveway counts as a “backyard,” but ultimately it comes down to how you coordinate your home’s outdoor elements. We see many residential homeowners with elaborate, u-shaped driveways that go all the way around their property. We think it’s a good idea to keep some congruity with your other outdoor exterior items, so if your backyard patio is concrete, it makes sense to match other components with concrete as well.

This is not an exhaustive list of what you can do with concrete outdoors. If you’re still undecided and searching for home improvement ideas, you can check out these 4 ways to spruce up your home using concrete.

Don’t DIY If You Want It Done Right

So far, we’ve shown you some ways you can enhance your home and improve curb appeal. Just bear in mind that these concrete endeavors work a lot better when you take advantage of professional contractors who know every in and out of laying concrete.

It’s not impossible to do this by oneself, but we don’t recommend it because you increase the chance of getting a sloppy finished product. Plus, there’s a lot of detail that goes into the process, which often includes troubleshooting. If it’s your first time dabbling with concrete, you may not know how to address problems that arise.

Call Johnson Concrete for Outdoor Concrete Tasks in Kansas City

If you want to bypass the confusion of trying to do things by yourself, then don’t hesitate to reach out to Johnson Concrete, located in Olathe, KS. We avoid all the common mistakes that you may encounter with less-experienced contractors (poor curing, adding too much water to the concrete, providing inadequate sloping/draining, and so forth).

One of the ways you can tell we’re the most effective and reliable concrete company is by reading through all the reviews and testimonials we get from real homeowners, right here in Kansas City. Also, we’re fully licensed, insured, and bonded to do just about anything with concrete. If you add that to our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), you should see why we’re the Top Rated Concrete Company in KC.

We hope you found these backyard concrete ideas helpful and will remember to give us a call the next time you’re ready to install a new patio, sidewalk, driveway, and more.