The value of stamped concrete presents itself over and over again in all types of projects. From our experience people have chosen pattern imprinted concrete over other building/paver systems because of the value it adds, including reduced costs, an appealing final product, and easy maintenance. Domestic driveways, patios through to more commercial projects like KFC’s drive through and St George’s school’s dragon, show that printed concrete has the versatility and value other products cannot offer.
Regular concrete is well known for its long-lasting feature and durability, colouring and printing adds a decorative touch making it desirable and economical product for all. Here are the main ways in which we see pattern imprinted concrete adding real benefits in terms of performance, cost savings and aesthetics.
Reduced Long Term Maintenance And Care
Over time other surface materials such as pavers can become loose or settle, resulting in trip hazards. Pattern imprinted concrete’s advantage is that it never needs resetting or replacing if looked after properly. It eliminates trip hazards especially for commercial projects.
Less Labour Intensive Than Other Surface Materials
Depending on the ambient conditions, the average installation can be completed within a week. We find it more economical to pour concrete and apply a pattern then to haul and place stones by hand. Installation can be rapid, our pre-installation pack should guide you through the process so you know exactly what to expect.
Day 1 – Preparation Day 2 – Concrete
Day 3 – Clean And Cut Day 3/4 – Seal
Your initial investment in pattern imprinted concrete is only part of the total equation. Concrete lasts longer than other materials, is durable in nearly every type of environment and holds up better to traffic and wear.
This driveway fitted in 2002, with the right maintenance program can last and look as good as the day it was installed. We offer maintenance packages which could help you preserve your project for years to come.
Alternatively our User Guide explains how to look after, maintain and ensure your installation lasts and looks great for yeas to come, by doing it yourself.
Requires Less Maintenance
Pattern imprinted concrete requires minimal maintenance compared to most paving materials which can add up to big savings. Pattern imprinted concrete requires you to look after the seal and the concrete will look after its self. The seal is a barrier between the environment and the concrete; therefore any spills will not come directly in contact with the raw concrete. The seal is known as the wearing course, as you would expect as it wears it will need further coats applying.
Increased Resale Value Of Property
Pattern imprinted concrete adds instant curb appeal and aesthetic value to any property. To maximise your return on your investment choose pattern imprinted concrete over plain concrete. An article from MEN (Manchester Evening News) suggests a “Car space adds £5000 to the price of a house”.