Stamped concrete is an excellent choice when it comes to the finished surface of your driveway, sidewalk, or patio. Stamped concrete is growing in popularity because it’s not only long-lasting and affordable; it looks nice and can even be made to mimic other aesthetically pleasing materials like stone and brick – but for a fraction of the cost.
Choices and Aesthetics
Stamped concrete is available in various patterns, colors, and textures, so you will never be limited in choices for your landscape surface. Using stamped concrete you have the option to mimic almost any other surface material whether its weathered lumber, brick, or stone. No matter which you choose, you are sure to end up with a budget-friendly decorative touch to your landscape that also adds value to your property.
Being less labor-intensive than a surface made of pavers, stamped concrete is easy to install. Whereas pavers need to be hauled and set, installing stamped concrete entails only mixing, pouring, and stamping.
The upside is that stamped concrete doesn’t require maintenance to retain its patterned appearance, and it’s easy to clean. One disadvantage of using stamped concrete for a driveway is that it is less durable in comparison with other finished surfaces, and susceptible to scratches and cracks under heavy loads. While it is still likely to crack due to weathering over time, stamped concrete is much less likely to crack when it’s not bearing vehicular weight, making it generally better suited for walkways and patios.
Cracks and Repair
Due to weather changes and settling, it’s inevitable that concrete will crack, but the important thing to note is that when it does endure any damages, the maintenance and repair would be significantly less involved and costly than other materials like stone, tile, or brick would be. Those in milder climates do not have to worry as much about cracking, but major temperature fluctuations will cause cracking over the years due to the expansion and contraction.
Our team of professionals will install stamped concrete that is long-lasting and durable, and help repair any natural damage as it occurs.