If you’re planning on adding a walkway to your yard or the front of your home, there’s no need to head out and pick up cobblestone or flagstone to create an elegant look. You can make something just as durable, and even more affordable out of stamped concrete.
What is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is mixed concrete that has molds or stamps applied to the top layer as it cures. These molds create unique designs in the concrete that you normally wouldn’t have. They can create the appearance of stones, of wood or of just about anything else that you can think of with the right mold and a skilled professional doing the application work.
Why Use it?
Stamped concrete is incredibly durable and easy to maintain. It doesn’t require any sealing, and only demands basic cleaning a few times a year. You can sweep it off and wash it using your favorite washer. Not only that, but stamped concrete is quite affordable and you can make it look any way that you want. It can take on the appearance of marble, of flagstone, of cobblestone or something entirely unique. Whatever it is that you are looking for, that’s what you can get with your concrete walkway.
Selecting Color and Pattern
When you rely on stamped concrete to create a walkway, you have many options available to you. You can pick out the exact shape and appearance of the faux blocks that make up your walkway. Not only that, but you can also choose the color of the blocks. If you want a bright green walkway, a deep crimson red or a deep black, it’s achievable. You simply have the company add a tinting agent to the concrete as it’s being mixed and you end up with a highly attractive finished appearance in the color that you’re going for.
Companies can even polish the finished concrete to give it a smooth glassy finish that you enjoy even more. The trick is hiring skilled professionals that know what they are doing, and making sure that you take the time to do the job properly. With a bit of planning, you’ll fall in love with the finished results and you’ll come to appreciate their durability as well.
We can provide you with the beautiful stamped concrete you’ve been searching for. Call us today to set up a time to speak about the ideas that you have.