Not only is stamped concrete an economically friendly option for surfacing yards, patios, and walkways, it is also quite durable — if properly installed and maintained. An increasingly popular surfacing technique, stamped concrete succeeds in mimicking higher-end options like natural stone and pavers at a much lower price point.
The Concrete Must be Carefully Mixed and Installed
And though a speedy process, stamped concrete must be laid effectively to delay eventual wear and tear. McEntee Construction has long executed these projects in pool areas, backyards, and more all over New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. The secret to successful and long-lasting stamped concrete is our tried and true methodology: the carefully created mixture.
Concrete is a mixture of water and cement powder. If the solution is oversaturated with water, you run the risk of having rough edges and a mediocre finish because the concrete easily adheres to the stamp. On the other hand, if the mixture is too dry, you get stuck with bulging and premature cracking. McEntee Construction expertly mixes our concrete solutions to ensure durability through changing weather and frequent usage.
It’s also important that stamped concrete be laid down during sunny, clear weather — this ensures the job dries fully. It should then be given a day without use to securely adhere.
How Long Will Stamped Concrete Last?
Stamped concrete can last for decades when properly installed and maintained, even when exposed to harsh winter weather. To keep your stamped concrete in good condition, do not use rock salt products on stamped concrete. Instead use sand or calcium or magnesium products.
McEntee Construction is available to help with the execution and design of your stamped concrete project, personalizing the job to your specific needs. We service the entire tri-state area — give us a call today!