Stamped Concrete: The Pros and Cons
When you’re having your home’s sidewalk or driveway repaired, you have plenty of options to consider when it comes to materials. After all, you can consider materials like gravel or even go for asphalt. However, while these are all good materials to consider, there is another material you shouldn’t overlook: stamped and decorative concrete.
Here are its pros and cons:
Stamped concrete has plenty of advantages. For instance, it’s an aesthetically appealing material as it comes with a wide range of colors, patterns and textures. It’s also very easy to install as stamped concrete is one continuous form, meaning that it’s less labor intensive to install. Apart from that, it’s also easy to maintain as it is able to withstand freeze/thaw cycles of the winter season. This makes it a cost-effective material as not only does its ease of installation help you cut back on labor costs, but its maintenance requirements also help you save a significant amount on upkeep down the line.
On the other hand, experts say that stamped concrete also comes with its own set of disadvantages. For instance, since stamped concrete is still concrete, it’s susceptible to cracking. This is because it’s one continuous hardscape, meaning it doesn’t have much room for movement. Other than that, if the stamped concrete suffers from damage and chips, it can also be difficult to match the original color of the concrete for repairs.
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