Wichita, KS -

Fall is approaching, which means barbequing, sports and relaxing in the nice, fresh outdoors. So, how about some new outdoor additions? With cooler weather being the best time to put in concrete, now is the perfect time to start on those projects you've been thinking about.

"A nice, great patio can bring family and friends together for some fun times, and it also adds value to your house," said Randy Sporn from Opp Concrete. Whether you have an old patio or no patio at all, Opp Concrete can design the right patio for you and your family to enjoy. However, it's important to think about where you want it to be. "Once it's down, it's down," Sporn said. You don't want to make the decision hastily; it's an important addition to your house, he said. '

Another addition that you might consider, especially if your child is going out for the basketball in the fall, is a partial pad or a sports court for a basketball goal. It is important to check when doing a partial pad though, that the area where you're adding on to the driveway doesn't have cracks, Sporn said.

Lastly, safety is important. It is a good idea to check your front porch to make sure the steps are safe for kids and elderly to walk on. Halloween is coming up soon and with liability- nowadays, you don't need someone coming to your house for what's supposed to be a fun time and have it turn out to be one big mess with hospital bills to pay, Sporn said. If you have steps that are chipped or broken, someone's foot could easily slip off, resulting in a sprained or even broken leg.

Keep in mind with all of this, if you are thinking about a project but aren't sure about it yet, Opp Concrete offers free estimates year round.

For more information about Opp Concrete, visit them online at http://oppconcretewichita.com/.

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