In Salt Lake City residences and properties are fashioned and decorated with stamped and stained concrete. If you want to spruce up your driveway, renovate your walkway, improve your patio, beautify your pool deck and other hardscaping ideas, you might be surprised with the variation stamped concrete can offer.
Stamped concrete is like the Pokémon ditto of all hardscaping materials. Why, you ask? It’s because it can mimic almost any type of flooring or hardscaping through staining and stamping the design on concrete. Here are some of the reasons why it’s beneficial for you and your home to opt for stamped concrete.
As mentioned, it’s the ditto of all the hardscaping materials. It can copy a design by stamping the concrete and staining it. You can pattern it to cobblestone, marble, natural stones, flagstones, brick and even wood. Those are just some of the very many variations of designs to choose from. You have a wide array of colors to choose from. For all we know you can experiment on the design and color variation. If you pick a marble design, who’s to say your marble couldn’t be pink? Its stamped concrete morphed into a marble looking figure or shape and stained pink! Not only is it unique, you also added a personal touch to it.
Stamped concrete may not seem like it but it requires minimal maintenance. Sealing the stamped concrete is the best way to protect it and maintaining the stamped concrete by resealing can be done after 2-3 years depending on how much the sealant faded already.
This type of hardscaping is also not that labor–intensive. It’s very easy to install and it only takes a week to finish a regular area sizing about 2000 to 3000 square feet. With other hardscaping materials, it takes about two weeks at minimum up to a month and if you pay the contractor by the hour then that’s not really cost–efficient. Concrete stamping can be done in three steps. Step one would be mixing the cement and water to the right amount and pouring it to the area; Step two is stamping the area and step three is sealing. That’s about it.
It’s best to leave this type of work with professionals as experimenting on the mixture of cement and water can be very crucial to stamped concrete. If it doesn’t contain the right amount of either cement or water, the finished product could be brittle or sloppy. Professionals know the right amount of mix to make it durable enough to withstand temperature and climate challenges and wear and tear over time.
If you’re considering ongoing for stamped concrete then contact a local contractor on stamped concrete today. If you’re located in Salt Lake City, you can try to look for SLC Concrete Stamping to ask for their estimate for the area you want to be modified. You can visit their website and view their products and services and even consult them if they can put your ideas to life.