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By: A C Concrete  09-12-2011
Keywords: decorative concrete, Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate

Broom, smooth, or polished finish

Stamped concrete is regular concrete that is poured to the standard 4 inch depth (or other specified depth), and while still wet, has certain pigments and a chemical hardener worked into its surface, after which special stamping tools are used to impress into the still-wet surface texture and patterns to give concrete the real block or slate look.  Once cleaned and dried, the decorative concrete is then sealed.

Stamped Concrete vs Pavers

  • No weeds.  No cracks between the “bricks” in stamped concrete for dirt to settle and weeds to grow, eliminating spraying and pulling weeds
  • Level surface.  Through the effects of freeze/thaw cycles, heavy rains, and everyday traffic, bricks and brick pavers settle, pop up, or separate, posing liability risk from people tripping. 
  • Low Maintenance.  No need for maintenance of tearing the bricks up and leveling the base on which they were placed. 
  • Cost. Stamped concrete costs 30 percent less than a standard installation of brick or brick pavers

Exposed Aggregate is delicately washed into intricate aggregates and custom shapes to play against your tone of color. Perfect for Stairs!

Acid based concrete stains, as the name suggests, is the process of staining concrete with acid. The result of the stain is a natural design with permanent color that has a durable finish that won’t fade due to the nature of the stain penetrating the pours of the concrete. Many earth tone colors can be created with acid staining and when combined with patterns creates very attractive designs that resemble natural stone, marble or even leather.

Keywords: decorative concrete, Exposed Aggregate, Stamped Concrete

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