Concrete has been used for driveways for a long time, but now it doesn’t need to be drab. Like patios, the concrete can be salt finished, have exposed aggregate or be stamped. The concrete driveway can also be stained or engraved to give the property great curb appeal. Among the more popular stamped patterns are cobblestone, English Yorkstone, fractured slate, fractured earth, ashlar and riverstone. They can be stamped in interlocking or European fan patterns or a pattern called embossing skin.
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Another question we are asked is whether or not stamped concrete will crack, and if so, can it be easily repaired. Stamped concrete is one of the most durable and long lasting paving materials available and is highly resistant to cracking when installed correctly. By following basic steps, you can minimize cracking.
Even if stamped concrete experiences minor cracking, the cracks are often hard to detect because they will often blend in with the pattern and joint lines. If the cracks become an eyesore, there are methods you can use to disguise them.
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Stamped concrete can be laid in a variety of patterns, which is why it has become increasingly more popular. Stamped concrete can be designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, cobblestone and other patterns. These natural stone looks are costly and require more upkeep than patterned or stamped concrete, therefore making stamped concrete much more economical and still capable of achieving a desired look.
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Why should you choose concrete as your driveway surface material? Concrete is desired for its clean look and long life span and is the preferred surface for many homeowners. Most contractors strongly advise homeowners to replace, rather than try to resurface, a badly scarred or pitted concrete drive. You can expect a 4-inch gravel base topped with 4 inches of concrete.
Maintenance: resealing every three to five years
Estimated life span: 25 to 40 years
Pros: requires minimal maintenance; provides a solid surface
Cons: vulnerable to cracking and chipping; stains easily; can be slippery in snow
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