WHY STAMPED CONCRETE
- The ingredients in concrete (water, aggregate and cement) are abundant and commonly available in all areas of the United States. Thus the cost to extract and transport to your job site is far less than other building materials.
- Concrete produces little waist. Any excess concrete can easily be reused or recycled for other concrete jobs. Moreover, it can also incorporate into its basic make-up some non-harmful elements that may otherwise end-up in landfills such as furnace slag, recycled polystyrene and fly ash.
- Concrete comes in a variety of colors, so you can easily find the perfect color that will best complement the exterior of your home and the rest of your landscape.
- With a wide selection of concrete stamps, your patio can have the look of stone, brick, wood or tile. Stamped concrete has the versatility to match your personal style from a sleek, contemporary, to a traditional
- Longevity, concrete hardens over time, increasing its lifespan
- No splinters, nails, screws or rotting
- Unlike a wood deck that should be refinished and sealed yearly, a stamped concrete patio needs very little maintenance to retain its beautiful appearance. Washing surface and applying a new coat of sealant every two or three years will keep your hardscape in top condition.
- By its nature, concrete creates a weed barrier preventing the growth of unsightly weeds unlike pavers
- Because concrete is so versatile, you can shape you your stamped concrete patio to meet you specific desires. Undulating curves help create a more natural feel and look to your hardscaping. You can easy add a fit pit, planting area, benches anywhere. There is simply no other surface that will give you the design options that concrete can.
- When factoring in all aspects of installation, maintenance and longevity, custom stamped concrete is less expensive than most other alternative
- Concrete vs. Pavers
- Pavers are easily broken, separated, and do not provide effective protection against weed or grass growing between them. Concrete, on the other hand, provides a solid surface that completely eliminates weed growth. Although concrete can crack, proper installation from a qualified contractor can help reduce the likelihood. And concrete can be colored, textured and stamped in form to resemble the look of pavers
- Concrete vs. Tile
- Although tile is most commonly thought as an inside material there are many tiles which can be used outside. Unfortunately, despite their good looks, they always present a slipping hazard. Stamped concrete not only can emulate the look of time including the varying color schemes and patters but will also provide you the necessary traction and grip to ensure everyone's safety.
- Concrete vs. Wood Decking
- Wood is by far the most commonly used decking material in our area. However, wood decking by their nature have limitations and drawbacks such as splintering, warping, regular sealing and coloring, nail pops and rot. Concrete is much more durable and long-lasting than wood decking. With concrete, however, wood plank stamps now exist that can create the look of wood in the concrete surface, providing a much more resilient and still aesthetically pleasing appearance.
A stamped concrete patio can be a lovely addition to any outdoor living space today. With a wide range of options, low maintenance and the best value for your landscaping dollar, it is no wonder these patios have become a mainstay in many homes today.