Stamped concrete is a fantastic way to have a high end look for a fraction of the price. While using actual, interlocking paving systems can be expensive, these types of system give a custom look to any paved surface. However, stamped concrete can make your paved surface look almost identical to interlocking pavers at a much lower rate. The other positive is that, since stamped concrete is made of a concrete base, it hold up incredible well under nearly all weather conditions. If you are looking for something that looks custom made, but is still cost effective, we can do just that.
One of the most common types of stamped concrete is that of brick stamping. Because interlocking brick pavers are beautiful, and customizable, they are highly sought after. But this also comes with a hefty price tag. And, while brick pavers hold up well, they can begin to chip and crumble after years of use. Concrete, on the other hand, is sturdy and nearly indestructible. This lends itself to being a great material to pave with. We can pour concrete and then use a brick stamping pattern to make your concrete look as if it is constructed of individual brick pavers.
In addition to brick stamping, there are other types of stamp that can be used to make concrete look customizable. These stamps range from swirls, to circles to bigger stamps that make your concrete appear to be made of natural stonework. Using stamps in concrete is a really easy way to make concrete pop; giving an incredibly high end look to something that doesn’t necessarily cost a ton of money. If you are looking for a way to make a statement, for as little money as possible, stamped concrete is the perfect thing to do.
One of the best things about using stamped concrete, as opposed to other paving options, is that concrete is incredibly durable. Because Scottsdale experiences high temperatures and intense sunlight, other paving materials may be worn down quicker. Concrete, however, can resist all of this, but can also resist heavy rainfall and freezing. If concrete does start to crack, it can always be filled and patched. In extreme cases, we can even pour a new layer of concrete over your existing concrete, and then re-stamps it, to make it look like brand new concrete.
Another great benefit of concrete is that it is incredibly easy to clean. Usually, concrete can be simply sprayed off with a hose; washing away whatever layer of dirt and grime are present. However, there may come some times when molds start to grow in the cracks of your concrete and, when this happens, a stiff bristled broom can be used to dislodge the mold growth, and push it away. In extreme cases, if your concrete gets stained by oil or other contaminates, it can be acid washed with a very stringent acid. This should always be done by professionals, like us.