Stamped concrete is an innovative design that our customers love. This exquisite design is widely used on patios, driveways, and sidewalks. Stamped concrete not only adds beauty and uniqueness, but it also adds strength to the concrete.
Stamped concrete is patterned, textured, or embossed to look like brick, slate, stone, flagstone, tile, wood, and other patterns and textures. We use three main procedures in stamp concrete to separate it from other concrete processes.
First, we add a base color followed by an accent color. We finish by stamping a pattern into the concrete. These procedures give stamped concrete color and shape similar to the natural building material (usually stone, slate, and brick). It is a less expensive alternative to using the original materials and lasts a long time.
Stamped concrete can last longer than traditional concrete because of the sealer used to protect the decorative surface. A blend of conventional reinforcement installation practices and suitable sealers allow stamped concrete to last a long time. Stamped concrete’s longevity is an average of 25 years or more if it is properly installed and maintained.
Yes, you can stamp concrete over existing concrete. Many people are always looking to renovate their old patios and driveways. An impressive way to do this is by getting stamped concrete.
One thing you need to consider is the integrity of the existing surface. The new surface will only look and function as well as the one beneath it. If the existing surface has cracks and pits, we will fill them to make the surface even before pouring in the concrete.
When installed correctly, stamped concrete is resistant to cracking. When it gets minor cracking, the cracks become hard to detect because they will join in and blend with the patterns and blend lines. If the cracks become visible, there are natural methods to disguise them.
Yes, you can power wash stamped concrete. The first thing you need to get is a good power washer and detergent specifically meant for concrete. Ensure that the pressure washer is not on setting that is too high because too much pressure is the same as having it weather years out in the elements. Move the hose back and forth, and do not stay in one spot for too long. Stamped concrete can hide a lot of rocks and particles, so ensure you put on safety goggles.
Stamped concrete is a beautiful design for any property. It is a durable option that is affordable and easy to clean. Call us today at (713) 365-0444 to learn more about stamped concrete options.
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