The Ins & Outs of Stamped Concrete

The Ins & Outs of Stamped Concrete?Stamped Concrete is the perfect choice for patios, walkways, driveways, pool decks and more. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s a lower-cost and lower-maintenance alternative to paving stones, with the advantage of not having joints for weeds to grow through. Stamped concrete can mimic brick, cobblestones, cracked earth, and weathered wood.

So, what is stamped concrete?

This is a very simple explanation for stamped concrete. Stamped concrete is a concrete slab with a textured surface. We will pour and smooth out the slab, press the pattern into the surface, and let it set to dry. When you are hiring a contractor, remember to ask he or she to show you examples of previous work that they have done.

Stamping Designs

The stamping patterns are made using large and very flexible stamps. The stamps are about 2-by-2-feet square and an inch or two thick, and they are pressed into the wet concrete. Your concrete contractor might step onto the stamps to press them into the concrete.

DIY can be simple!

Stamping concrete can be a very easy process but it takes very skilled and patient people to attempt it. Concrete can be a very tricky material to deal with. You can rent concrete stamps by day for a pretty decent price. Doing your own work can save you money, but hiring someone saves stress and time.

R&M Concrete – Tulsa Concrete Company

Yes, doing it yourself can save you a couple dollars here and there, but we HIGHLY suggest you hire a professional concrete company to do it for you. We want your stamped concrete to look perfect for you home. Call us today!