Start off Spring with Stamped Concrete
Start off this spring by by sealing your stamped concrete. Most homeowners are opting for stamped concrete that mimics the look of stone, brick or tile. Find out why stamped concrete is a great option for improving your home’s aesthetics.
While the price of a stamped concrete patio varies by location, amount of detail and type of color used, a stamped concrete patio will cost less than natural stone, brick or tile. You’ll get a pavement that lasts longer and requires less maintenance, which means you will save money over your concrete’s lifetime. Your return on investment will be maximized with increased curb appeal and aesthetic value due to stamped concrete.
Stamped concrete adds instant curb appeal and increases the resale value of the property it is on. With flexibility in colors, patterns and textures, the options are limitless when choosing stamped concrete. It also looks realistic because most stamping mats are molded from the materials they are designed to replicate. Worried about the color of concrete? Natural-looking color variations are achieved with an integral or dry-shake color in conjunction with surface applied coloring mediums.
Stamped concrete is one of the most durable and long lasting paving options available. Concrete is inherently strong and has great endurance. When properly maintained, stamped concrete will provide decades of service, even through the harsh winter. It’s life can also be extended by applying a sealer every few years. Sealers are affordable, preventative measures that will help minimize color change and decrease the chance of cracking due to efflorescence, weathering, dirt and traffic.
Properly maintaining your concrete is an important part of making it last as long as possibly. Regular cleaning and sealing should be done on a regular basis to minimize cracking and ensure good performance. The frequency depends on how much traffic the area receives. Normally, concrete should be resealed every 2 or 3 years. Any longer and your concrete may fade. However, even if neglected, concrete can be restored to its original vibrancy by cleaning and resealing. Properly maintaining your concrete investment is one of the most important steps if you want it to last as long as possible.