Stamped Concrete & Decorative Concrete
Adding detail to your concrete surfaces is what brings it alive! We are the team to perform this work flawlessly, from using stamped concrete, adding patterns, and even replicating other materials, to staining for texture and painting for color! With a group of experts to perform state-of-the-art installations, repairs, and replacements, you can transform your property with our decorative services. Get in touch to find out more about how we can help you create your dream living or working space!
What Is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete allows you to benefit from all the amazing practical qualities that concrete offers while still achieving an aesthetic that you love. Allowing us to replicate a diverse variety of other materials, stamping concrete involves achieving a realistic texture, shape, and overall look of other materials. Commonly used aesthetics include natural stone, wood, tiles, and brick. Cheaper than the other materials, concrete also offers improved strength, durability, and longevity. Concrete resists the weather and can handle constant footfall and other wear-and-tear very well.
Where Can Stamping Be Used?
Stamped concrete is ideal for all concrete surfaces! Providing a great way to benefit from the practical uses of concrete while gaining the perfect aesthetic, stamped concrete can be used to create a natural-looking surface or to make a statement or add detail. Often used for patios, stairs, driveways, walkways, and all other household or commercial surfaces, concrete is a great way to enjoy the serious longevity of your new concrete surface and love the way it looks too!
In particular, we at Evansville Concrete Contractors Co. do the following stamped and/or decorative concrete projects:
- Stamped Concrete Driveways
- Stamped Concrete Patios
- Stamped Concrete Steps & Sidewalks
We also do concrete flooring, walls, and all the other concrete projects you may think of. More so, our company also does stamped concrete overlays. An overlay is applied over an existing concrete surface. It allows you to replicate the look and texture of more expensive materials like natural stone, brick, and wood without the need to replace concrete.
Stamped Concrete Process
Also known as decorative concrete, stamped concrete is ideal for both new and existing concrete surfaces. It adds character to a new concrete project or levels up an existing concrete slab. But, how do we do it? Although the process varies depending on the design and the type of concrete project, we follow the basic concrete stamping process including:
Step 1: Preparation of Materials
In any concrete project we do, we always start the process with the preparation of construction materials. Doing so allows us to save time and resources. It also enables us to start and finish the concrete project on time. When it comes to stamping, the materials we use vary depending on the design, type of project, and size of the project. But, one thing's for sure, we use only the best quality materials we can find.
Step 2: Pour Concrete
This is one of the most crucial parts of the process. While we use ready-mix concrete most of the time, we do customize our concrete mixes, too. This happens depending on what the concrete project requires. When pouring concrete, we are focused on the process to avoid mistakes. We make sure to lessen or avoid air pockets as it may affect the quality of the project. Once we are done with pouring concrete, we proceed with the next step.
Step 3: Add Color Release Agent
We add color and other decorative concrete applications while the concrete is wet. During this process, clients must have finalized their choices. Because once we have already added the color release agent, it would be hard to change it anymore. For great results, we use a color hardener for coloring stamped concrete. It helps create a solid and strong layer on top of a new concrete surface.
Step 4: Texturize
While some clients opt for a smooth stamped concrete finish, others prefer a textured surface. Textured concrete is very popular for outdoor concrete surfaces. Often, our clients prefer texturized concrete pavers. For the pavers, we use high-quality concrete paving materials. We source them from reliable and trustworthy suppliers and manufacturers. By the way, textured surfaces are ideal for pool decks, patios, and other areas that are prone to getting wet. Texturizing your stamped concrete makes it slip-resistant.
Step 5: Cure Concrete
Waiting for the concrete surface to cure can be very daunting. But, it is an essential part of the process. In general, stamped concrete needs at least three days to dry. But, it needs up to 90 days to fully cure and be ready for use. While curing, it is vital to keep the surface away from the rain (not even the lightest rain) for at least 36 hours. The curing of concrete plays a key role in the quality of stamped concrete. Shortening the process will easily damage or affect the lifespan of your concrete surface.
Step 6: Seal Concrete
Sealing stamped concrete is vital for the concrete surface's protection from stains, wear, and tear. It adds to the longevity of the surface as well. Using the right sealant will help protect your stamped concrete surface for years. Good thing, we use only the best concrete sealants! Like our concrete mixes, we only use the ones from well-trusted manufacturers.
Why Choose Our Stamped Concrete Services
Also referred to as imprinted concrete, stamping has become popular for the past years. Our company has, in fact, done several projects for both residential and commercial establishments. Stamping elevates both new and old concrete work. It's the best thing to do to jazz up a usually boring concrete surface.
There are many concrete contractors offering stamping services. But, what makes us stand out is our list of concrete stamping benefits. By hiring us to do the work, you get to take advantage of the following:
Wide Variety of Stamped Concrete Options
Alongside stamped concrete, we also offer stained and painted concrete. These allow you to change the color and texture of the surface. As your local experts, we work with only the highest quality materials and products to achieve a stunning and flawless finish. We offer a wide variety of stamped concrete patterns and designs. We also have several shades of colors and textures, including marbled, antique, block, and sheen. Alongside topical details, the installation of your new surface can influence the look. With options of both poured concrete and cinder blocks, our team will support you to make the best decisions for your unique property!
Gone are the days when concrete was a drab surface. Now, we offer a diverse range of aesthetics to create your dream home or commercial site. Our decorative details allow you to add that finishing touch and are performed by our team of highly trained experts who have experience working on all kinds of details. All performed by hand, these details can add a huge variety of details, including textures, patterns, and even personalized elements. Suitable for all kinds of concrete surfaces, our detailing services are often found on driveways, porches, patios, stairs, and garages. Available at a range of prices to suit everyone and suitable to be installed freshly in a brand new installation or on an existing surface, get in touch to find out more about how we can help!
Because of the extensive process, many people thinkstamped or decorative concrete is expensive. While it is a bit pricey compared to the typical gray concrete finish, stamping is more affordable than using real stone, wood, brick, or tile. But, here's the thing, letting us do the work allows you to save more. We at Evansville Concrete Contractors Co. are proud to offer one of the most competitive prices in the Evansville, IN area. We charge on a per square foot basis. Call us today so we can come up with a realistic quotation. It's for free! All you need is to reach out to us.
Durability and Longevity
One of the things we are proud of is the quality of our work. As mentioned, we never compromise. We always strive for perfection in everything that we do. That makes us so worthy of the price you pay. Once we turn over the stamped concrete project, you can be confident that it's built to last for years. Our stamped concrete projects are strong and lifelong. They're low maintenance and because of proper installation, they're not easy to break.
Evansville Concrete Contractors Co. is a leading concrete company in the Evansville, IN area. We take our concrete business seriously. Thus, you can be confident we never do substandard work. For your stamped concrete and decorative concrete needs, all you need is to reach out to us today. You have two options! You can either call us via our customer hotline or send us a message using the contact form. We are available during business hours to answer your calls. Meanwhile, for online inquiries, expect a response up to within the next business day.