Concrete Stairs Burnaby
As stairs are often the first thing you see when coming up to your house, they can be the focal point of the front of your home. A lot of eyes will be drawn to your stairs, so you want to make sure you have the right colour and style to perfectly complement your home. As there will be a lot of foot traffic, ensuring it’s built safely and durably are of utmost importance.
Stairs can be a beautiful centrepiece and a conversation starter, or it can be an oversight, an afterthought. At Burnaby Concrete we believe your outdoor stairs are a vital part of your optimal outdoor haven, and want to help you make it reach that potential. We offer countless varieties and our experts have the experience to get the job done right.
Stamped Concrete Stairs
If you want the beauty of brick, stone, or other more expensive materials, stamped concrete can give you that desired look at an affordable price! On top of the price, stamped concrete is easy to maintain, it just needs a high-gloss sealant every few years. This is an especially attractive choice if your driveway, patio, or other surrounding areas have stamped concrete. We can match the pattern and colour that you already have, or work with you to implement a complementary style. You can get that beautiful colourful staircase you always wanted to showcase your home.
Exposed Aggregate Stairs
Exposed aggregate concrete is another type of decorative concrete that’s inexpensive considering its longevity and low maintenance. You have a wide selection of types of aggregates you can have exposed as well as the grain size. You can get finer uniform-sized gravel, shimmering quartzite or glass pieces in blue and green, or smooth warm-hued pebbles - the world is your oyster! We can match your existing surfaces, or complement a plain grey concrete driveway by drawing your eye upwards. Exposed aggregate is a great choice for your stairs because of its natural traction too. Especially in the rainy or snowy weather we get in the lower mainland, exposed aggregate is a great non-slip option.
Contemporary Concrete Stairs
If you’re looking for a minimal, modern look to entice guests and potential buyers, we have just the thing for you. Contemporary stairs are simple in style, usually made with a natural coloured concrete, with hand-cut accents to enhance the look. A contemporary look can be achieved with a modest material like concrete, and its durability and low maintenance are just the cherry on top.
Radius Concrete Steps
Radius steps are stairs in a circular shape which can be wide or narrow, short or long. This style of steps is popular because it gives a very open and welcoming feel. Usually, they’ll start quite wide at the bottom, and narrow out when approaching the front door or main landing. It’s a great way to highlight whatever is at the top of the stairs and lead your guests in.
If you have a larger area, landings within your concrete steps are a great way to break up the walk physically and visually. Landings can be used to change step direction, or to even out stairs in an unevenly graded area.
Concrete Sidewalk Burnaby
Sidewalks are an essential part of the front of your home, as it gets the most traffic. Even in your backyard, that’s where you, your family, and all guests will pass to access any other areas. Some sidewalks may suffer from erosion or overuse, and it’s important to have a professional installation and regular upkeep to ensure it lasts for decades.
Broom Finished Sidewalks
Also known as brushed concrete, this is the most popular and common finish for sidewalks as it is very cost effective and slip resistant. The name comes from finishing technique - a stiff broom is raked over the hardening concrete to give it its signature texture.
Stamped Concrete Sidewalks
Another great application for stamped concrete is your sidewalk. Giving it a unique touch and adding an interest point to your front or back lawn is easy with the endless colour and pattern combinations you can choose from.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Sidewalks
Whether you’re looking to match your driveway or add a little different texture, exposed aggregate concrete is great for sidewalks. A low relief and smaller grain will give you a high-traction surface you can walk on in your bare feet.
Why upgrade your stairs and sidewalk?
Safety - regular wear and tear can take a toll on a surface’s traction. With high traffic areas like stairs and sidewalks, it’s especially important to have a non-slip surface that you can count on. Any cracks or holes can also impede your walking, and a newly paved and sealed surface would fix that.
Curb appeal - an attractive set of stairs or a brand new sidewalk can increase your home’s value. Especially if you invest in a decorative concrete and make sure to have a regular coat of sealant sprayed on every few years, there will certainly be a return come time to sell.
Low maintenance - even with high traffic, concrete sidewalks and stairs can withstand the elements and last a very long time as long as it’s taken care of properly. Luckily, it’s very simple and easy to! If you’re not familiar with concrete, our experts can take care of the maintenance for you too.
Sidewalk and stair projects require expertise and care to make sure it’s safe for you and your family, and up to city codes. Give us a call to get the pros on your project!