If you don’t have the money to install natural stone on your patio or driveway, colored stamped concrete Terrastone Concrete can give you a similar look at a fraction of the cost of natural slate. But before you rush to hire a contractor, we will share with you a couple of facts you need to know about stamped concrete to help you make an informed decision.
Low Maintenance Concrete
Stamped concrete doesn’t need heavy maintenance demands, once it is installed, you won’t have to weed grass that has grown on the joints or in between the grout lines. The concrete will just need to be stained and polished like once a year to maintain its shine depending on the level of foot traffic in the area. Other than that, concrete is a very durable material that can withstand damage from water, rust and heavy loads.
The average cost of colored concrete
Our colored stamped concrete is reasonably priced. You can expect to pay $8-$15 per square foot. The price is much higher compared to plain concrete which may cost less than $7 per square foot. Other paving materials like brick, stone, slate and marble can cost you up to $25 per square foot and that is why colored concrete is considered a cheap and effective alternative.
Applying colored stamped concrete on existing slab
Stamped concrete finish can also be applied on to existing patio slabs as long as they are in good condition. The only thing you need to be sure of is that the existing slab doesn’t have any major cracks, properly leveled and that adding the stamped finish will raise the level by an inch.