Stamped Concrete Specialists
We specialize in decorative and stamped concrete in Greater Cleveland, Ohio!
What is Stamped Concrete?
It is an imitation type of decorative paving materials like slate, brick and cobblestone, among others. However, stamped concrete far surpasses the durability and quality of traditional ways of creating a patio, driveway or walkway. Stamped concrete lasts a lot longer, is economical and more versatile.
Unlike natural stone or masonry pavers, cement offers many more options for matching everyone’s individual needs since it can be colored, textured, imprinted and shaped according to your preferences. You basically get to choose the stone that you want and then the impression gets pressed into the concrete. It really is that simple, and another benefit to stamped concrete is that it can harmoniously blend in with almost any kind of landscape design.
Why Choose Stamped Concrete?
If you are searching for an alternative option to popular durable paving materials that concrete traditionally offers, then the only option that is really worth considering is stamped concrete. Placement techniques are used by stamped concrete contractor in order to add textures to your latest project, which mimics materials like flagstone, slate, brick, cobblestone or even wood at times. With so many different patterns to choose from, the technicians on our staff can help guide you through the stamping process to show you why it is ideal for you.
Stamped concrete is ideal for creating a patterned or textured look that you might want while offering an unprecedented level of durability that is not found in traditional materials. The stamped concrete that we offer provides any patio, driveway or walkway with a distinctive pattern but lasts a lot longer than regular concrete. When it is cared for properly, the material can last as long as 15 to 20 years.
Our technician expertise and layout techniques results in stamped concrete providing your projects with a more versatile and affordable option for your professional or personal construction. Stamped concrete, unlike certain material forms with a more limited scope, offer options that are more diverse. When your concrete is combined along with our coloring services, it can be textured, imprinted, shaped and provided with a hue that matches your preferred taste. Stamping has customization that makes your concrete unique to you! With the numerous options that are available for you to choose from, our projects are all customized for your personal preferences and interests. Stamped concrete is a great source of variety, and provides a more flexible way to tie your construction, atmosphere and landscape together.
The Stamping Process
Stamping concrete can be something you quickly add to the laying process. Textures are added following the initial set and after the color but prior to sealing. When a color is being laid, two factors needs to be taken into account. What texture would you like to have and is the concrete colored? Those two factors will assist us with the overall laying process. We have specific mats that we use when stamping concrete for adding various patterns and textures.
After the laying is done, the concrete is smoothed over before the mats are added to press the texture onto the slab that has just been poured. Our teams handles the whole process for you, using all of our expertise with laying stamped and colored concrete to make sure the finish is evenly spread over the surface. This results in a texture that accents every square in the new concrete and offers you a great look for your home and offers the best value.
Long term care
The advantages to working with DiFranco Contractors is the willingness that our technicians having for catering to all of your needs and our extensive years of experience. We offer outstanding results, excellent prices and great service. One of the main pieces we work with at all times is helping to teach our clients how their new concrete should be maintained. Because of the multifaceted patterns and layers that are laid out in your stamped concrete, it is very important that proper care be taken since it prevents excessive amounts of minerals from getting into the grooves.
Taking care of decorative concrete is similar to other types of concrete that we offer. Because our stamped concrete is enduring and strong, it will last for many years when it is properly maintained and treated. The best method for maintaining stamped concrete is applying a clear seal when the surface of the stamped concrete becomes dull. This sealing process helps the concrete become more resilient as well as more resistant to grease stains, oil, dirt and other harmful substances.
Even after the initial sealing has been done, it is very important for you to keep up with a routine maintenance schedule as part of your overall concrete care. Power wash or use a mild detergent to prevent sediment from building up. Do not use deicing salts during the winter since it may get stuck inside of the grooves. Make sure to remove any freshly fallen snow as you as you can. When you apply a clear coat onto your concrete each two years or so, it will maintain its textures and color for many years to come.
If you’d like to receive an estimate to install stamped concrete then please give us a call 440-946-2029 or fill out our contact form and we’ll be getting right back to you.