Talk to me about concrete stamping

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by lovdasnow, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. DJD

    DJD LawnSite Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 14

    I am not trying to start a war here,,, I just think that the biggest problem is that most of you guys never stamped concrete, and didn't do alot of reading about it

    Like olderthandirt said, the prep is important.

    I am not knocking pavers, as I love the look of them and install them but stamped concrete (done right) will last a lifetime. As far as the freeze/thaw, if you have a good base of gravel that will keep water from laying, the whole problem of frost is eliminated. I live in a cold climate (northern Pa) and have been installing concrete for 15 years and yet to have a major problem. The products that are out there as far as sealers, confilm, pigments pretty much assure the concrete will last a long, long time.

    Pavers are by far loosing the race in my area, I rip out at least 2-3 thousand square feet every year to replace with stamped or stained concrete.

    Not saying stamped is better than pavers, but this is what the market is calling for.
  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    well said...
    I sure appreciate your guys info...

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