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Deck and Patio Design for Low Maintenance

There is really nothing about the design that will help with maintenance aspects. It comes down to this, for decks you should build out of composite this material has come a long way. It still does not look as good as real wood but it is now very close to the look of wood and it require no maintenance except an occasional power washing.

For patios it really does not matter what type of brick or stone you use the only maintenance required is to fill the cracks yearly with sand filings or mortar depending on the original installation material. This will keep the water running off the surface.

When you see patios that are wavy or falling in areas it is either because the base was inadequate or the maintenance was not kept up and water ran under the brick level flushing away the sand base.

To learn more about decks and patios call Allscape today.