We can help you with a simple patio or a more elaborate design. Stamped concrete has come a long way in recent years. It involves pouring reinforced concrete for driveways, walkways, patios, etc., and then impressing both patterns and textures onto the concrete before it is fully dry. For many years, a lesser form of stamped concrete was often seen that merely duplicated patterns. But the newer types of stamped concrete impart textures that duplicate many different surfaces such as cobblestones, brick, pavers, wood, and more. Also, pigment is usually added to stamped concrete to further enhance the look of such patterns and a sealer is applied to protect and bring out the color.
Why Stamped Concrete Instead of the Original Surfaces?
Brick, pavers, and cobbles look great, but since they form a surface of many interlocking pieces, they are susceptible to frost-heave and other changes in the underlying surface. Also, bricks, pavers, cobbles, etc. allow for weed to grow up through the cracks. Since stamped concrete is a solid, continuous surface, nothing can grow up through the "cracks." As you may already know, the designs in stamped concrete are simply impressions in the concrete that only go on the surface.
Please use the Free Consultation form or call us at 630-761-1634 and let us help you decide what are your best options.