Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do people choose stamped concrete?
A: Decorative stamped concrete is appealing for many reasons. First, itâ€™s an economical alternative to pavers and natural stone, especially for applications such as patios, driveways, walkways, and pool decks. It also requires less maintenance than those materials because it has no joints where weed growth can occur. Adding to the value of stamped concrete is the materialâ€™s longevity. When properly installed and maintained, stamped concrete will last for decades.
Q: Can decorativeÂ concrete go over my existing concrete?
A: Existing concrete thatâ€™s in good condition can be covered with an overlay, which will give you the same look as conventional stamped concrete. DecorativeÂ overlays can be used to upgrade the appearance of plain concrete driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks and even interior floors.
Q: Can a concrete driveway be repaired?
A: Normally, concrete is replaced rather than repaired. Replacement lasts longer and does its job better. Depending on the age, size and degree of damage, however, repairs may be possible. In many cases, an area of a concrete surface can be removed and replaced.
Q: How long will my concrete driveway take to build?
A: That depends on the size, and complexity of your project. Typical concrete projects for residential use normally take 1-3 days of actual work. Curing time adds to the time required before new concrete can be used.