Concrete Alternatives for Renovation

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Education & Training with Get Green Be Well

If you are considering redoing a backyard or walkway, pouring concrete might seem like the most likely solution. But is it?

 

Concrete has a lot of problems, including:

 

  • Cost
  • Environmental Impact
  • Permanent

 

If you are budget-conscious and in the middle of a renovation or upgrade, you do have alternatives! And these all work for:

 

  • Pathways
  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Garden Borders

 

Here are some great concrete alternatives and how they are used (plus some cost comparisons), including Klingstone which ended up being our choice. Plus step-by-step instructions.

 

We were surprised that so many of the materials, including flagstone and all of the finishes, can be ordered online and delivered to your home! Great if you have no desire to wander around a home improvement store trying to figure out what to buy for the renovation.

 

Comments (5)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

I love alternative materials to Concrete!

We were surprised that so many of the materials, including flagstone and all of the finishes, can be ordered online and delivered to your home! Great if you have no desire to wander around a home improvement store trying to figure out what to buy for the renovation.

Jul 26, 2020 09:47 AM
Kimberly Button

Thank you!

Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kimberly,  Thanks for sharing these concrete alternatives.  There are some very nice looking and economical replacements.  

Jul 26, 2020 04:06 PM
Kimberly Button

I do like how you can save mney and still have something unique!

Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kimberly Button very good report about concrete alternatives for renovation.

Jul 26, 2020 08:25 PM
Kimberly Button

Thanks!

Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

Concrete is so problematic. This post offers wonderful thought on the alternative choices. It's wise to consider all the pros and cons. Thanks for the insight! 

Jul 29, 2020 11:08 PM
Kimberly Button

You're welcome!

Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM
Anonymous
Joseph

Although concrete may have some downsides, it is one of the best materials available on the market. It is the most cost-effective, customizable, and sturdiest. In comparison to asphalt, it is more efficient and cheaper. Great article by the way, thank you for even taking the time to share.

Aug 18, 2020 03:21 PM
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