Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned and/or textured or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick.
What is the process?
There are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look.
How to maintain your concrete?
Treat your concrete with care using the right materials. Maintain your concrete clean and sealed periodically to keep it looking its best and lasting the longest. When sealing your concrete make sure the surface is clean and completely dry before the process begins. After sealing avoid parking on your driveway for at least two days.
How do I clear snow and ice?
Using de-icing chemicals on concrete can cause surface damage. Plastic shovels are the best option for clearing the snow.