When designing a home or landscaping, many people don’t realize the amount of options they have for their home’s concrete areas. Whether it’s a driveway, walkway, patio, or another area, concrete is an affordable and low maintenance building material that has potential for a variety of design options.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more style than a simple concrete slab, stamped concrete might be for you. If you are unsure why someone would choose stamped concrete, take a look at some of the top reasons why you might want to choose stamped concrete for your home here.
How much time do you have to take care of your landscaping? Between work, family, leisure, and everything else you do, you probably don’t have the free time to keep your landscaping in perfect condition at all times. Pavers are a popular choice for walkways and patios, but weeds can work themselves between each paver stone. Stamped concrete provides continuous coverage that won’t allow for weeds.This design also makes stamped concrete stand up better during the winter months.
Water that soaks down in between paver stones will later freeze as the temperature drops. During winter, this pattern of freezing and melting will continue, which can cause gaps between paver stones and form cracks, which will be exacerbated from shoveling snow on an uneven surface.
Just like with weeds, the continuous surface of stamped concrete won’t allow water to soak down into it like pavers do.
Not including the time and maintenance saved by choosing stamped concrete, the costing of installing stamped concrete is much more affordable compared to other design orientated paving materials, such as pavers or stone. Pavers or natural stone can be pretty pricey. For many, the price is worth it, but for someone on a budget, they can eat it up quite fast. Stamped concrete can rival the look of natural stone pavers, for a fraction of the price. You can still enjoy the creative and textured design of stone pavers for a fraction of the price.
Custom Concrete Design
Plain concrete can get the job done just fine. It creates an even space that furniture can be placed on, but it doesn’t have that extra wow factor created by stamped concrete. You can recreate the natural look of stone, brick, create a mosaic-like design, or even a unique pattern with stamped concrete.
If you’re considering stamped concrete for your next home project, at contact the professionals Thomas Concrete & Landscape. We can help you with ideas, and provide relevant information, and more!