The process, different designs available, costs, and applications
Stamp patterned concrete gives the surface of the concrete a unique old look of paving stones.
Patterned stamped concrete is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, cobblestone and other patterns.
If you would like an estimate for some stamped concrete work done around your home please feel free to use our online calculator - online instant estimator
These natural stone looks are costly and require more upkeep than patterned or stamped concrete, therefore making stamped concrete much more appealing economically, as well as being able to still achieve that desired look.
Because concrete is the most popular choice for driveways, courtyards, and patios, stamped concrete is a popular application which cost less than traditional methods.
We have allot of clients request a stamped patterns for their driveway, patios, or sidewalks. Here in Calgary living so close to the rocky mountains the stamped finish seems to suit the houses here in Canada.
This decorative surface finish is achieved after the first trowel on the recently placed concrete slab. Once the concrete has reached a firm enough state the stamping process begins.
The concrete contractors will work in usually a 2-3 man team (depending on the size of the job). They will use rubber stamped mats in unison to lay out a unique stamped pattern. As they do this they stamp down on the rubber mats leaved the desired imprint pressed into the concrete.
It is important to note that a release must be used in between the rubber mats and the concrete (either liquid or powered), this will help prevent pealing and sticking the mats.
The concrete job is usually saw cut the day for expansion joints as well as concrete sealer applied.
If you would like any concrete work done here are some common projects we manage for our customers:
Common finishes available