Types of Concrete Patios

 Concrete patios provide you with a variety of patio styles including a look of stone, wood, or custom graphics. These ravishing styles can be achieved through the following types:

● Stamped patio

● Poured patio

Stained patio

● Concrete pavers

Poured Concrete Patio:

Poured concrete needs a wooden frame built on the ground. The frame is customized depending on the desired style of the patio. Once the frame is built the concrete is poured into it letting it dry. The frame is then removed after the concrete dries and settles in the desired shape. The separating agents are sometimes added to prevent the concrete from sticking to the frame. The frame is easily removed this way without the design being messed up. 

Stamped Patio: 

Stamped concrete requires a similar technique using the wooden frame in the ground. In this foundation, concrete is poured into the stamp-like frame. Once the concrete is poured a customized design is added to the top giving it a nice finishing before the concrete dries. If you are not interested in the design you can add color to your concrete patio. In that case, the colors are added before the concrete dries or the color mixture is added to the top, depending on your preferences. Stamped concrete is highly demanded nowadays, for its durability, weather resistance, and the beautiful look it provides to your patio. 

 Stained Patio:

With stained concrete, you can add versatility to your concrete patio. It can be applied to the existing concrete patio to provide a renewed look. A lot can be done through stained concrete. You can add customized graphics, borders, and ravishing colors to your patio. It used two types of Stains chemical-based and acid-based. The only difference between the two is that of chemical reaction in acid-based staining. They use sunlight to stain the concrete using chemical-based agents. Both of these stains provide long-lasting effects on the concrete. They are also easier to do on your own but it is recommended that you hire a professional for a perfect concrete job. 

Concrete Pavers:

Concrete pavers are blocks of concrete in different styles, shapes, and sizes. They are from a mixture of concrete and coarse particles. Most of these pieces have a resemblance to materials of other sorts, natural wood and stone being one of these materials. It is not placed on the ground but instead in the ground. It requires a trench to be dug first. In that trench, some aggregate material is added to prevent the pieces from slipping. Once they are placed in the trench some more aggregate material is sprinkled on the pavers to fill the missing spaces.

Concrete patios can add color elegance and funky graphics to your patio, depending on your needs. The decorative effects provided by concrete jobs are vast in variety and style is highly cheap as compared to other material products like stone or wood. With concrete jobs, you can make your patio look new without spending much money.

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Different Types of Construction and their Typical Timeline:

Construction is the process of systematic planning, designing, assembling, and building infrastructure using various materials and components. Labor is one of the other necessary elements required in construction i.e. having a model of the structure needed to be constructed.  Having different characteristics and features there are four main types of constructions all of these types have their own timeline or a protocol to follow for accurate construction.

  1. Residential Building Construction: 

As evident by the name, this construction involves manufacturing residential houses, repair, renovation, and remodeling for residents. It involves the construction of structures including apartments, dormitories, condominiums, cottages, etc.

Timeline: 

  1. Per-construction phase: The first thing you need to do before construction is to get the rights of a permit for the construction, complete overall planning, and manage finance.
  2. Preparing and laying the foundation: This includes removing unwanted materials like rocks, trees, etc. from the surface and leveling of the area of the construction site.
  3. Shaping the house and building roof:  Generally, it takes two months in this process.
  4. Finishing, wiring, and plumbing: After the structure is constructed, the wiring of the building and plumbing is installed.  
  5. Inside finishing: It gives shape to your house.
  6. Final finishing: It includes flooring, tiling, painting, and other remaining tasks, for Turing the building into a house. 
  1. Commercial Buildings Construction:

Commercial hubs, schools, shopping malls, sports complexes, hospitals, skyscrapers, etc. are constructed repaired, rebuilt, and maintained.  These structures are often managed by federal or local governments.

Timeline: 

  1. Knowing project phase: The phases are pre-construction, while construction and post-construction.
  2. Breaking down each phase: Project managers can easily manage the undertakings by breaking down each phase. 
  3. Establishing milestone deadline: By doing this project manager can easily handle each project within the deadline
  4. Communicate project plans:  Communication of project manager with all the personals is really crucial for the best work.
  5. Reviewing project schedule: Once the project begins the project manager checks and reviews the schedule for the adjustments.
  1. Industrial Constructions:

These constructions require a high level of skilled labor, technical skills, heavy planning, construction, and designing for building structures. Usually, here the construction of non-profitable industries takes place like; oil refinery, nuclear plants, power industries, petroleum industries, etc.   

Timeline: 

  1. Planning: Analyzing the site of the construction and making the geotechnical report and finding the cost analysis.
  2. Pre-Construction:  All the preparation regarding material, labor, and machinery before starting the project.
  3. Procurement: Buying the required material.
  4. Construction:  The starting of construction until the roof.
  5. Post-Constructing:  Double-checking and polishing to give a final touch-up.
  1. Infrastructure and Heavy Construction:

Large scale projects are counted as infrastructures. These include runways, railways, roads, bridges, paths, and all other mega structures that are in the public interest. They are managed and mentioned by governments or large corporations.

Timeline: 

  1. Planning: Analyzing the site of the construction and making the geotechnical report and finding the cost analysis by the government’s contractor.
  2. Pre-Construction:  All the preparation regarding material, labor, and machinery before starting the project.
  3. Procurement: Buying the required material by the government agencies.
  4. Construction:  From starting of construction till completing the structure.
  5. Post-Constructing:  Double-checking and polishing to give a final touch-up.

The process of these constructions varies accordingly. You should construct your project by taking the advice of an expert. Remember, for excellent construction, you need an experienced architect, a trustworthy contractor, a skilled builder, and an active project manager.