Maple Ridge Stamped Concrete
Stamped Concrete indepth
Texture Stamped Concrete Patio
In this concrete Job analysis, I am going to be presenting you our distinct way we approach the art of texture stamped concrete. Each project is unique, and I do mean unique because of the styles of the stamped concrete, including slate squares, rough stone, , and random stones. Each project is designed to the customer’s needs, and are not predefined like standard stamped mats. As a result, no stamp concrete projects are the same.
Stamped concrete is made by impressing a texture or pattern on concrete in its plastic stage. This example illustrates a rough stone texture being imprinted, it will afterwards be saw-cut into a pattern. Stamped concrete is poured like any other concrete pad with extra focus on picking an appropriate texture for the pattern that we will design at a later point once the concrete has firm up sufficiently.
Stamped Concrete patterns
The homeowner chose a design, which is a challenging option, but we like a challenge as you can see, it is a pattern of small and huge squares in a recurring way called Opa Locka.
These images demonstrate the final effect of saw cutting the stamped concrete. The grouting lends realism to the stamped concrete, and the range of tints provides visual interest. Unlike many other designs, our unique texture stamped concrete leaves the surface beautifully textured and consistent across the slab.
Grouted Stamped Concrete
There are many diverse approaches to concrete colours. It might be as simple as obtaining integrated colour from the concrete supplier and designing the pad in a monochrome hue. Additionally, we may get the same effect by using a colour hardener, which is often more bright and actually hardens the surface. Additionally, we can colour the concrete in a variety of ways, which is critical if you’re aiming to duplicate the look of genuine stone. As seen by our photographs, we use a variety of hues to get the required results.
The seven-color surface of this patio creates an ultra-realistic natural rock look. It’s a little hectic before to being saw cut. When the saw cut design is completed and grouted, it seems to be a collection of multicoloured natural rock slabs, providing an aesthetically pleasing surface. Additionally, the images show the concrete being grouted after the saw cuts. The owner chose an ashlar slate pattern, which was measured and installed to fit the patio perfectly.
Acid Stained Stamped Concrete
This picture shows the completed sealed product, and you can see how the sealer not only protects the stamped concrete, but also intensifies the colours, resulting in an attractive concrete pad. The acid stained patio has a rich rusty aged leather appearance that can only be achieved with acid staining.
Sealed Stamped Concrete
Not only does concrete sealing enhance the colour of decorative concrete, it also protects it from stains. There are various benefits and disadvantages of concrete sealing concrete, with the advantages clearly outweighing the disadvantages. However, one disadvantage of stamp concrete is that it may make the surface slippery, which can be hazardous on slopes more than 5%. By putting sand over the freshly sealed concrete, the shine is removed and the sealant is somewhat profiled.
A rough stone texture was utilized to provide a rustic appearance and feel for this stamped concrete driveway. We believed it would be an excellent option due to the steep elevation.
The driveway was separated into three sections of three feet each; anything beyond that would interfere with the light washed component running through the driveway.