If you have been talking with a concrete company about putting a concrete patio in your back yard with an outdoor kitchen area and grill, there are a few different things that you want to add to the property and things to know. You want to put some things into place before the concrete is put down, like a gas line installation for a grill. You also want to think about the following things.
Gas Line First
You want to call a plumber to have a gas line ran underground from the house to where you want to have the grill. This way you don't have to worry about always having a full tank or enough gas when you want to grill out, and it's easy to shut off the line in the winter or when the grill isn't in use. Get an estimate and find out where the plumber thinks you can put the grill on the patio.
After the ground is dug up and the gas line is put in, then the concrete professionals can come and finish digging out where the patio will go. The concrete will be poured over the gas line in the layout and design that you have picked out. Concrete is a great option because it's easy to clean and maintain, it looks great, and you can pick different stamps and stains to personalize it if you want.
Next you want to have a grill built onto the patio. You can either have the concrete professionals do the work for you, or you can get a piece from a home improvement store that is designed to sit on a patio and then build around it. You can use pavers or bricks, or you can have the concrete people create a wall around the grill that will match the concrete that was poured.
Talk with the plumbing company to make sure that you can get the gas line deep enough that it won't be affected by the concrete patio either during or after installation. If you want to have a great outdoor entertaining area that has a grill and countertop space, start looking for the different features and appliances that you will need to complete the space, and start getting everything ordered so you can get the project started soon. This way, you can start enjoying your space before summer is over!
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