Do You Need Concrete? Traditional or Decorative?
Interested in concrete stamping? Not sure what stamping is? Stamped concrete is concrete that is patterned, textured, or embossed in the exact style you’re looking for to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, or a variety of other patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is cost effective and is commonly used to resemble a more expensive material. Common places that you may see stamped concrete is in driveways, patios, sidewalks, and pool decks.
Acid stains are a type of chemical reaction used to create new earth tone colors to the concrete surface. Due to inconsistencies in the surface of the concrete, acid staining creates a variegated appearance that is unique to each slab.
What is micro topping?
It is a material used for resurfacing that is incredibly thin, about as thick as a dime! These toppings are often used for decorative applications. They can be left uncolored to simulate natural gray cement for re-surfacing older or damaged concrete. However, Micro Topping can be colored as well to a color of your choice added to change the look of your existing concrete.
Overlays is a really general term. We can do a lot of different types of concrete overlays that include customization and resurfacing, the addition of color or a revamping of the concrete to make it look new and bright as opposed to old and worn.
Carved concrete looks great with any home. We’ll carve or stamp the concrete style on any wall or vertical surface that you desire.
Dyes vs stains: What is the difference?
Dyes are nonreactive and change the color of concrete by penetrating the porous surface. Dyes allow for easy penetration and color saturation while leaving less of a residue than stains leave on the surface of the concrete. Dyes penetrate very quickly, which leaves little room for error during application. Stains react chemically with the calcium hydroxide in concrete. Our concrete team has extensive experience both dying and staining concrete so if you are interested in these services give our expert team a call and we can bring your vision to reality.
Concrete sealing is done to protect from water penetration and to prolong the life of your concrete. Exterior concrete that is subject to freeze-thaw effect should be sealed because the expansion of frozen liquids trapped in your unsealed concrete can destroy the surface. Other chemicals that can discolor or damage your unsealed concrete includes oil, salt, fertilizer to name a few.