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Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville, we’re passionate about concrete — but we know that not everyone feels the same way! One of the goals of our blog is to share our excitement about what you can do with concrete with the rest of our community.

In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a few ways you can use concrete to create the perfect backyard. Continue reading to learn more and if you’re inspired to start a new concrete project or need concrete leveling for an existing slab, contact our Nashville concrete contractors.



The number one use of concrete in backyards is for creating high-quality patios. After all, when the Nashville summer hits, what better place is there to enjoy a beautiful evening with the people you love than a concrete patio? Patios are used for recreation, entertainment, relaxation, and more! 

Not only are patios great for creating outdoor living space, but they also increase the value of your home. There’s an endless array of creative options for patios, including tiered patios, stamped concrete, and more. If you’re interested in how a patio may work in your backyard, contact A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville.

Raised Beds

Concrete raised garden beds are a unique way to add interest to your yard and delicious produce to your table. While concrete makes for an incredibly durable raised bed, be mindful that concrete can leach lime and raise the acidity of your soil. You’ll need to choose a concrete that works specifically for raised beds for best results. Here at A-1, we use eco-friendly material for our concrete leveling services, and we support all home projects that make the world a greener place!

Shady Area

If you have a shady spot in your yard where the grass just won’t grow, consider pouring a concrete slab. You can create a little shady enclave where you can place a table and chairs or a bench. Be creative! Maybe make a grill station or install a bubbling foundation. You don’t have to be stuck with a square or rectangle, or even with gray concrete! Try stamping the concrete or using different color concrete. While you could try to DIY a slab, it’s important for a slab to have one side that is slightly lower for better drainage. A concrete leveling expert at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville can pour you the perfect slab with just the right amount of slope to prevent water buildup. 

Hot Tub

Who hasn’t imagined sipping a cold drink while relaxing in a hot tub after a long day’s work? That luxurious backyard amenity can be yours, but know that it can be extremely heavy. After all, a standard six person hot tub holds 420 gallons of water, plus the weight of the people in it, can be upwards of 5,000 to 6,000 pounds. You don’t want that much weight sitting on bare ground or on a deck. Instead, pour a concrete slab for the hot tub to sit on. Doing so will protect your investment from sinking or settling soil and also improve the look of the hot tub over all. More so, because the base of the hot tub sits flush onto the level concrete slab, it’s less likely that rain will create drainage problems under the hot tub.

Basketball Court

Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, creating a basketball court is a great way to take your yard to the next level! Not only is playing right outside your home a blast, but it also is a great way to exercise. While you could install a pole in your driveway, that can interfere with parking and stray balls may end up breaking windows or damaging the exterior of your home. Pouring a fresh slab away from the driveway is a great option and will lead to endless hours of fun. You can also add color, finishing techniques, and stamping for a truly unique space. 


It’s much less exciting than a basketball court or hot tub, but getting concrete floor leveling or new concrete for an HVAC pad is an important part of home maintenance. An HVAC slab needs to be completely level for you to get the most out of your unit. Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville, we are experts at creating perfectly smooth, level surfaces for objects like AC units or HVAC pads. If you already have an HVAC pad but it’s gotten a little crooked, contact us for concrete floor leveling surfaces. It’s a fast and affordable way to maintain your concrete HVAC pad.

A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair – Nashville

As a homeowner, you have plenty of options when it comes to sprucing up your backyard. Concrete is an affordable, durable, and long-lasting material to build with, and it’s a great option for adding new features to your space. If you already have a concrete patio that has seen better days, our concrete floor leveling specialists can help with concrete repair. We will inspect any damage you may find and will let you know what your concrete repair options are. Along with concrete leveling, we also specialize in concrete pouring and foundation repair. Contact us today for a free quote.

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