3 Projects that Can be Finished With Stamped Concrete

Posted on: 29 April 2016

There are many areas around your home that you may want to improve the look of. The exterior pavements and deck surfaces can have plain looks that you may want to spruce up with stamped concrete. You can also use these concrete surfaces for other features around your home, such as replacing decking with lightweight concrete or a durable floor for a basement. Here are some projects you may want to consider to improve plain pavement with a stamped concrete finish:

1. Paths & Driveways

Stamped concrete is a great way to improve the look of driveways and paths around your home. For a drive, you can have the concrete done in a cobblestone finish to make it look unique. If you are doing paths around your home and in the garden, you may want to have a more natural look. Stamped concrete can also be used to give a natural look using stone pattern, which can also have different colors to make the stone seem more realistic.

2. Patios & Decks

Another area you may want to improve with stamped concrete is a patio area. There are many different finishes to choose from, such as tile and stone. The stamped finish can even be used to replace old wood decking. To replace decking, you will need to have metal installed and a lightweight concrete will be used for the concrete surface. This is done to keep structural loads down, though you may still want to consult an architect or structural engineer for replacing wood decking with concrete. It may require the addition of beams and other structural support.

3. Durable Flooring for Basements

Stamped concrete may also be a solution that you want to consider for the interior of your home. It can especially be beneficial in areas like basements, where you want a durable floor and there may be multiple mechanical systems beneath the floor. The stamp concrete can be used to create access lids to easily access any mechanical systems in your foundation, such as sump pumps and drains. It is also waterproof, so you will not have to worry about floor problems when you have water issues in your basement.

These are some ideas that you may want to consider to improve pavement and add attractive surfaces to your home. If you are ready to start with some of these services, contact a stamped concrete service to get the help you need with these improvements around your home.