If you are looking for something that will make your home or business stand out, this type of decorative concrete might be just what you’re looking for!
Stamped Concrete Patterns
Concrete Designs Like Never Before
Stamped concrete is a type of decorative concrete that can be used to create patterns, textures and designs on your concrete project. You may have seen stamped concrete in driveways, patios or walkways around the neighborhood. The process involves pouring and stamping wet cement mix over a layer of sand before it dries. This creates an imprinted design in the surface which is then troweled smooth to produce a durable, attractive finish.
In order to create a stamped concrete design, our professional concrete contractors first mix a batch of concrete with an additive called mineral pigment. This is then poured into the mold and stamped onto the surface to create a design or pattern before it dries.
If you are looking for something that will make your home or business stand out, this type of decorative concrete might be just what you’re looking for! Stamped designs can include anything from geometric shapes like circles, squares, diamonds and triangles; to animal prints such as zebra stripes or leopard spots; to natural stone textures such as flagstone or marble chips. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing these types of designs based on individual preference! Here at Odessa Concrete we have years of experience using stamped concrete in various projects.
Is it Cheaper to do Stamped Concrete or Pavers?
The process begins with an uneven base layer to make sure there are no large dips or cracks to trip over. This means a more even surface for all users. The foundation needs to be at least 12 inches deep so that it does not buckle when wet just like any other type of driveway would do after years of service. After laying down your base, we mix together our premixed colored cement/aggregate in order to obtain the desired finish. This is where we get to choose from a range of different patterns and textures as well as colors!
Once your concrete has been laid down, it’s time for the fun part: our team will start with one section at a time using custom tools to create beautiful designs and intricate patterns on your stamped concrete surface. Careful attention needs to be given so that there are no overlaps or gaps in the design which would mean you need more concrete than necessary being used up. Using a stamp can reduce the price of a project compared to indivdual paving stones.
Stamped concrete can also offer safety features such as rain gutters around edges, anti slip materials, raised panels etc. It is also highly durable which means any unwanted weeds or grass will not be an issue!
With so many aspects that make stamped concrete so great to use for your driveway, patio, pool decking and more, it is the go to technique to bring your designs to life. Contact our team today to discuss all your concrete needs!