Many people want to spruce up their patios, walkways, and concrete pool decks but don’t want to spend a lot of money. Evident damage, such as cracks and pits, can be quite frustrating. Replacing the slab is costly.
You’d be glad to know that there is a more practical solution: Stamped Concrete.
Concrete Stamping and Stamped Overlay
Stamping concrete is a highly popular system. However, there is a difference between concrete stamping and a stamped overlay. The first one is the process of stamping a newly installed slab. This is an alternative to topping the slab off with tile, stone, or any other paving material. An overlay, on the other hand, is a concrete resurfacing system done on an existing slab. About ⅛ inch of material is applied and then stamped to the desired design.
Advantages of Stamped Overlay
- A stamped overlay helps repair surface damage and restore the slab, extending its lifespan.
- It offers a wide range of patterns, such as ashlar, herringbone, and European fan. There are also patterns that replicate high-end paving options, such as natural stone and pavers.
- This overlay can be stained for a more decorative look or to make replication more realistic.
- It is a more affordable decorative option as compared to other paving materials.
- It is a quick yet highly efficient fix as compared to removing and replacing the slab.
- A stamped concrete driveway, pool deck or patio is easy to clean and maintain.
One of the best ways to add some spice to their current layout is stamped concrete overlay. Here’s a brief look at the installation process:
Step 1: Installing a concrete overlay starts out by completely washing the surface area with a power washer.
Step 2: Once the area has been thoroughly cleansed, an overlay mixture is created and then laid into place.
Step 3: The surface area is then stamped and given the proper amount of time to cure, which is usually within a few days. For new slabs, the surface is stamped after it has been laid down and leveled.
Step 4: Any customization is done after the entire surface as dried and cured completely.
Popular Textures, Patterns and Designs for Pool Decks, Patios, Driveways and more!
The most popular patterns for stamped concrete are:
- Fractured Slate
- Running Brick
- European Fan
- And more…
You can also stain the surface to give it more personality. The process of stamping is cost effective. It can transform patios and other concrete surfaces.
Cost of Decorative Stamped Overlays
The average rate for stamping concrete in Las Vegas is somewhere between $4 to $6 per square foot. The exact rate will depend on several factors, such as how wide the concrete space is, the complexity level of the pattern, how much surface preparation or repair is needed prior to installation, and any additional services needed to acquire the look desired.
Manual staining on natural stone patterns may also incur extra if it involves multiple stain colors.
Maintaining Stamped Concrete Surfaces
A stamped surface requires minimal cleaning and maintenance. Since the gaps involved in the patterns do not cut all the way through, there is no need to worry about any weed growing in between. It also makes it easier to sweep off any dirt or debris on the surface. Most contractors would recommend to sealing a stamped surface. This helps prevent any damaging element from penetrating the slab or overlay.
Let’s get together to discuss more about stamped concrete. Call (702) 979-7722 today.
Finding a decorative concrete resurfacing contractor in Las Vegas that is honest, dependable, and good at communicating is essential to a smooth, stress-free stamped concrete project. Concrete Resurfacing Las Vegas has been providing stamping services for both residential and commercial locations. Our team are highly skilled in laying down overlays, stamping, and intricate staining.
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