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Homeowners who are looking for a stamped concrete contractor can contact J’s Custom Concrete and Landscape Design for professional installation. More and more people are choosing stamped concrete for their projects because of the affordability and beauty that it adds to a yard.
If you’re wondering what stamped concrete is, you’re among a growing group of homeowners who are starting to take notice. Stamped concrete is poured concrete that is able to be patterned, textured or otherwise embossed so that it resembles brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood and various other materials. It’s commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks and interior flooring, with spectacular results. A professional stamped concrete contractor can provide exactly the look you want.
Probably the most attractive appeal to stamped concrete is that a homeowner can achieve the look of a much more expensive material at a fraction of the cost. The nature of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials that cost far more than concrete does, makes it affordable to almost all homeowners. You can have the look of real stone, slate or brick, without having to pay for it- and stamped concrete does not offer a cheap resemblance, it offers the look of the real thing.
Clients can often become confused by what stamped concrete is and what it isn’t. It’s different from other concrete procedures that are available today. There are three phases used in stamped concrete; the first being the addition of a base color, next the addition of the accent color and finally the stamping of the pattern into the concrete. It takes an experienced and skilled stamped concrete contractor to pull off the authentic look of the material that is desired in the outcome. J’s Custom Concrete and Landscape Design has the expertise and the years in the industry behind them to provide the results their clients are looking for.
Through this three-step procedure, the stamped concrete is able to take on the color and shape of the natural building material, with the added benefits of less cost and perhaps even more important, stamped concrete is much more durable than even traditional materials. Stamped concrete is longer lasting than paved stone, and offers all of the aesthetic appeal.
Let’s take a closer look at the three-step procedure:
– Adding the base color creates the main color of the concrete that is chosen to reflect the color of the natural building material being imitated.
– The accent color is the secondary color that will product the texture and show additional building materials in the stamped concrete.
– The pattern is the shape of the surface of the stamped concrete. This is the pattern that will reflect the shape of the natural building material. Just after the concrete is poured, the pattern is imprinted into the concrete with a concrete stamp.
If you’ve been considering stamped concrete for your yard project, contact a contractor from J’s Custom Concrete and Landscape Design by calling 720-297-1953. They’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote and discuss the details of your project.