Stamped Concrete - External Solutions
Internationally, stamped concrete is proving a winner throughout the building industry and is being specified in both domestic and commercial fields, due to:
- competitive pricing
- speed of application
A finished Stampcrete (stamped concrete) surface gives an attractive, three-dimensional, two-toned appearance. Many different effects can be achieved, from ancient cobble patterns to contemporary stone block, or a classical Mediterranean tile.
You can create the realistic effect of slate, stone or even wood. Edges of plain, matching or contrasting patterns can be added; and the product can be applied to steps.
The finished job is sealed with a protective coating, which helps protect the product from dirt and staining. This further improves the overall strength of the surface, and gives the job an attractive "wet-look". An anti-slip finish can also be applied.
The main advantages of Stampcrete are that a high quality finish and image can be achieved at a very reasonable price and in a relatively short period of time.
The product has the look of a paved area, but does not have the problems of structural movement and weed growth common with other forms of paving.
A Stampcrete surface may be finished using methods to provide a slip reducing surface.
Stampcrete is an extremely durable and long lasting finish. Once every couple of years, Stampcrete may be resealed to ensure that your Stampcrete surface will remain as fresh as the day it was laid, year after year.
Stampcrete can be used indoors or outdoors:
- in commercial areas such as roads, traffic islands, parking lots, pedestrian walkways, and shopping centres;
- in public areas such as footpaths, school grounds and pool surrounds;
- in domestic areas such as driveways, paths, patios and pool surrounds.
Visit our projects area for some examples.
The Stampcrete system is applied as the new area of concrete is poured. The concrete is coloured using a Colour Hardener. This is spread and trowelled onto the newly placed concrete.
Release agent is then broadcast over the area and the concrete is stamped with special moulds, to create two-tone pattern and three dimensional texture.
The final process is washing down the area and coating with sealers to give a sealed, glossy finish.