Stamped and Decorative Concrete
At Grand Prairie Concrete, we’re able to provide a diverse range of concrete work services, and while many of the creations we come up with are largely plain or structural, we’re also adept at the creation of stamped and decorative concrete installations. Stamped concrete is one of the obvious choices for people who want unbeatable practical performance alongside a bit more visual flair – it brings the best of both worlds. We’ve been providing stamped and decorative concrete structures for years now, and you might be surprised at just how affordable this service is as well. If you’re considering a stamped concrete installation of some kind, you owe it to yourself to read on below. On the other hand, if you already have something in mind, our customer service representatives will be able to assist you.
What is Stamped Concrete?
So, you might be somewhat familiar with stamped concrete, but what exactly is it? Stamped concrete is where you have a concrete surface that has been patterned or embossed for decorative reasons. It could be done to resemble another material, or it could be for the creation of a pattern. It’s often seen in driveways and patios, but it can be applied in all sorts of places. It’s quite possible that you’ll have come across stamped concrete plenty of times without realizing that’s what it was – because the material imitations possible through this provision are quite remarkable.
Installing Stamped Concrete
We’re very experienced when it comes to the installation of stamped concrete, and we’re more than happy to take you through the installation process – bearing in mind, it can vary somewhat from installation to the next, due to local conditions. The first step is to pour the concrete, and then soon after we’ll add the primary color. Following this, we’ll apply the color release agent and then the texturizing mats (which is what creates the pattern or style). After the mixture has dried, the color release agent will be cleared from the surface, and a sealant will need to be applied for protective reasons. From this point, the surface can usually be used after about 48 hours.
Many people use stamped concrete because it’s so effective at mimicking other materials, and allows them to have an aesthetic that they desire while paying a much lower cost – but that’s not the only reason that you might want to go with stamped concrete. Besides being affordable and coming in a range of styles and colors, it also offers broad physical characteristics which tend to outperform other materials.
Stamped concrete isn’t just limited to one or two settings, it can be used in all sorts of places very effectively, and considering the low costs involved, it really is a wonderful choice for any circumstance. Patios, driveways, sidewalks, pool decks – this is just a small selection of the kind of places that we’ve provided stamped and decorative concrete work for. Naturally, wherever we create these installations, our concrete contractors come up with high class results.