Would You Want a Yard of Concrete?

Doug Enright 

If you’ve ever driven through suburban America, you may have noticed a new trend popping up in housing developments: Concrete yards. Concrete yards are exactly what they imply. They’re front or back yards made entirely of concrete. Now, when you think of the everyday, American yard, you think of a white picket fence, grass and maybe a dog and kids playing through water sprinklers.

What is a Yard of Concrete?

A yard of concrete is literally a concrete yard. Instead of your traditional grass, shrubbery, sprinklers and more, you’ll find a front or back yard paved entirely in concrete. This is done for a variety of reasons, such as conserving water, using the space more efficiently or simply to avoid yard work.

Yards, especially depending on the size, can be time consuming to keep up on. Whether you hire landscapers or do it yourself, you may not find you have the time to keep up on mowing, watering and planting year-round. In fact, you may find the water bill alone from taking care of a front or backyard to be costly. By finding ways to eliminate the time and costs associated with yard upkeep, Americans have turned to the yard of concrete as one possible solution.

When deciding on a concrete yard, you want to consider the following:

  • What will you use the space for?
  • Do you want standard concrete or patterned concrete?
  • Do you need the entire yard to be concrete or just patches?
  • Do you want to invest in stained concrete?
  • Are you sure you’re ready to give up your traditional yard?

If you’re ready to make the leap to a yard of concrete, there are many options available and ways to turn a concrete yard into something you and your family will use and enjoy. A yard of concrete is one step forward to getting your home the way you want it and getting the most out of the resources at your disposal. The idea of what a yard is is changing across America: Will you be left behind? If you’ve wanted more from your yard, a concrete one could be what makes it possible.

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