Stamped concrete is simply concrete that is patterned or textured to bear a resemblance to brick, flagstone, stone, slate, tile, wood, and various other surfaces. It can be used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks. To protect the appearance of stamped concrete and to help retin colors, it is best to have it professionally power washed and sealed. The right stamped concrete sealer will keep the surface looking good for many years. Concrete sealer can also bring new life into an existing stamped concrete surface.
Benefits of Sealing Stamped Concrete
- Prevents color fading caused by U.V. rays
- Improves appearance
- Protects from stains
- Locks out moisture
- Reduces chance of freeze/thaw damage
- Protects from deicing salts and chemicals
Like any surface, you will need to wash the stamped concrete and make sure it's properly cleaned and prepped before sealing it. We use environmentally friendly products and commercial grade equipment to help lift out stains that won't come out with homeowner-grade pressure washers.
Choosing a Concrete Sealer
Stamped concrete sealers are offered in a variety of gloss levels, ranging from matte or non-gloss to high-gloss or “wet” look. It is not recommended to put a high gloss product near pool areas, as it may cause the area to become slippery, and our sealing professional can help you find the proper product for your application.
Keeping your stamped concrete surfaces maintained will improve the look and value of your property. Protecting stamped concrete from the elements, stains, and other contaminants is certainly the best way to protect your investment.