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6 Things You Need To Consider When Paving With Stamped Concrete

Paving with stamped concrete is a great way to spruce up your outdoor space. It’s not only functional, but stamped concrete can also be very aesthetically pleasing and durable. The stamped design can be customized to fit your needs and tastes!

However, it’s important to remember that stamped concrete is not like traditional asphalt and will require more attention. With this in mind, we’ve put together the top six things you need to consider when paving with stamped concrete.

1. Budget

Paving with stamped concrete demands a wide range of prices depending on material and labor costs as well as stamped patterns. Before starting the project, knowing what you can afford will make it easier to plan for during installation, materials, and clean up afterward.

2. Color and Style

Another essential factor to consider when paving with stamped concrete is color. Coloring can be done in various ways, from integral colors, acid stains, or even paint! The possibilities are endless, so take some time to select your desired style before beginning any project.

3. Aesthetics

Stamped concrete is incredibly versatile because it can be used to create texture, patterns and even incorporate logos or other geometric designs. It will add an extra layer of style (and value) to your home’s exterior, so focus on what you want stamped concrete for!

Do you have a specific look in mind? The experts at Surface Solutions can help you create a stamped concrete design that is perfect for your home.

4. Maintenance

In stamped concrete, its texture is part of what makes it unique. The process creates a one-of-a-kind design that you can’t find anywhere else! Unfortunately, this also means there’s no way to repair or replace stamped concrete without first breaking up and removing existing material. So make sure you maintain your stamped concrete the right way.

The small amount of upkeep needed with stamped concrete comes down to keeping your surface clean and free of debris.

5. Surface Elevation

Does your home have a sloped yard or significant elevation changes?

Sloped yards and significant elevation changes can make stamped concrete difficult to install. If you have a steep slope, there is also the risk that your stamped concrete could slide down the hill if it isn’t installed correctly.

You should always consult with an experienced stamped concrete contractor to ensure your stamped concrete is installed correctly.

6. Drainage

Poor drainage can lead to stamped concrete problems. If you have poor water drainage around your house or in your yard, stamped concrete may not be the best choice for you. Poor drainage will make it challenging to keep stamped concrete looking great as well as preventing puddles from forming on top of stamped concrete when it rains.

Surface Solutions offers high-quality concrete solutions for your residential needs in Ocean City. Whether you’re looking to build a new driveway, patio, or walkway surface on an existing property, our team is here to help! Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll come out to evaluate the area of interest with you in person so that we can provide a free estimate tailored specifically for your project.

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