What Is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is essentially the same as the standard concrete floor but the surface contains various design patterns, textures, and imprints. Some may mimic the appearance of brick, wood, slate, or flagstone. Stamping concrete is especially popular for patios containing a pool, wooden deck, and outdoor kitchen or firepit. It also goes great with other newly installed additions, such as stone masonries and rockeries.
With virtually unlimited options, you can go with a style that matches your home exterior. If you have cedar siding, for example, perhaps you can choose a matching concrete with a wood grain textured design. The most popular options in demand are those with designs mimicking cobblestone, fieldstone and slate. You can choose to opt for joint or no joint patterns. Popular color options include various shades of gray and earthy colors. The latter is a good choice for foliage-heavy landscapes.
Pros and Cons of Stamped Concrete
This type of concrete has a comparable visual appeal of bricks and natural stone, yet is a fraction of the cost. The material is also long-lasting and slip-resistant. It adds to the value of your property, and you have near limitless options to select from.
This type of concrete, though, is not without its drawbacks. Some styles may develop minor cracks over the years. Periodic cleaning and re-sealing may be required. Unsealed and untreated concrete can be as porous as wooden posts and panels.
We Install Stamped Concrete in West Seattle
We perform a number of outdoor renovations, including full lawn excavation and grading. Contact Eagle Rock Landscaping for stamped concrete installation and other ways for improving lawn function and aesthetics.
Stamped Concrete Installation for Patios and Driveways
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