Stamped Concrete is the process of pouring slab concrete and adding patterns and textures onto it before it fully dries.
Perfect for sidewalks, driveways, interior flooring, and patios. As their patterns and texture resemble a brick, slate, or flagstone, it’s an affordable alternative if you’re on a budget.
They look realistic as most stamping mats are molded from the actual materials that they are trying to replicate. As weeds and moss growth can’t grow between the joints, it’s the best cost-friendly paving material.
Benefits for Using Stamped Concrete
Stamped Concrete can mimic any color, pattern, texture, and surface, providing an aesthetically pleasing surface that matches your tastes.
Natural stone patterns such as flagstone, slate, and bricks can be pressed into the concrete even in complex projects that include fountains and steps. Colors can be mixed, layered and tinted to create vivid hues that meet your needs.
Durable & Low Maintenance
Stamped Concrete can last decades when properly maintained. More durable than standard concrete, applying sealant yearly can reduce the wear and tear from harsh weather and daily abuse. Stamped concrete can be maintained by regularly sweeping and keeping it free from debris and dirt.
Stamped Concrete is less expensive than most concrete solutions and adds instant aesthetic and curb appeal to your property. With minimal installation labor and less expensive, it is the best concrete solution if you’re on a budget allowing you to maximize the return on your investment.
Stamped Concrete Process
Installation of Stamped Concrete can be completed in 4 simple steps.
- Choose Your Pattern and Colors For Your Stamped Concrete
Basic patterns include Brick, Stone, Slate, Wood, and Texture. Colors can be plain or mixed to match your needs.
The concrete will be mixed and poured in the designated area.
Release agent is used on the concrete to prevent the stamp from sticking. Immediately after the application, the concrete is stamped following the texture and patterns that you’ve chosen.
- Washing and Cutting
The concrete slab is washed and cut. Once the area is cleaned and the release agent is washed off, the colors and accents will slowly appear.
The stamped concrete is applied sealant to block stains, oil, chemicals, and wear and tear from eroding the slab.
Over time, the Stamped Concrete will be damaged from weather and daily use. Regular maintenance including the reapplying of sealant yearly will help improve your stamped concrete lifespan. Regularly sweeping and keeping it free from debris and dirt will help reduce erosion on the concrete slab.
Concrete Contractors San Mateo provides comprehensive stamped concrete solutions for all commercial and residential buildings and driveways. Installed with minimal hassle that caters to any budget — designed to be completed quickly with our many years of professional experience.
Mix, Apply, Repair, and Maintain, we do it all.
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