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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If you want to keep your stamped concrete surface looking its best for as long as possible, be sure to keep up with maintenance. Although a sealer will inhibit stains, you should still sweep and wash the surface occasionally to avoid dirt buildup. Exterior surfaces can be pressure washed or scrubbed with a mild detergent. For interior surfaces, wet mopping or dry dust mopping of the floor is typically the only routine upkeep needed.
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This popular choice for patios can also be used on driveways. In this process, concrete is poured in a conventional way, then stamped and colored to mimic pavers, brick or slate. To minimize slick surfaces, some contractors add a roughing agent to the sealant.
Cost: $10 to $14 per square foot
Maintenance: periodic resealing
Estimated life span: 25 to 40 years
Pros: requires minimal maintenance
Cons: vulnerable to cracking and chipping; becomes slippery when wet
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Depending on the amount of traffic your stamped concrete surface gets, wearing of the surface can become visible. If the stamped surface begins to dull or lose its sheen after time, recoating with sealer will usually restore the luster. Please ask us for recommendations of the best sealer to use.
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