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Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete is the beautiful illusion of real slates, stones, tiles and bricks. Stamped concrete is the ideal alternative to natural paving materials for projects that demand durability and aesthetic beauty at a fraction of the cost of more expensive paving materials. There are numerous patterns and limitless color combinations, stamped concrete gives you the versatility to satisfy the needs of almost any request.

F.A.Q.'s

Q: What is stamped concrete?
A: Stamped Concrete is regular concrete that is poured to the standard 4 inch depth (or other specified depth) and while still wet, colored and imprinted with special imprinting tools designed to give the concrete surface the look of real bricks, slates, tiles and stones.

Q: Will stamped concrete crack?
A: Stamped Concrete is just like any other concrete slab in respects to cracks. To minimize the risks of cracks, all Hottmann Construction installers adhere to the standard practices for crack control:
a. firmly compacted sub-base on which the concrete is placed,
b. saw cuts at least 1/3 of the depth of the concrete placed every 12 - 15 feet.
c. expansion joints.
d. Nylon fibers added to the concrete mix.
Consult with Hottmann Construction to determine the best way to incorporate saw cuts and expansion joints with the pattern layout to maximize crack control and visual appeal.

Q: Will the colors fade?
A: The pigments worked into the surface of the concrete are synthetic iron oxides. The same pigments are used in bricks and do not noticeably fade for many years.

Q: How many years has stamped concrete been installed?
A: The system for making decorative concrete is more than 30 years old, with the techniques having been proven in installations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Hottmann Construction has since developed techniques to make stamped concrete stronger and more beautiful than ever.

Q: Why is Stamped Concrete a better choice than brick pavers?
A: No weeds can grow through the grout joints of stamped concrete so you won’t have to “mow the patio.” Through the effects of repeated freeze-thaw cycles, heavy rains and everyday traffic, bricks often settle, undulate or separate, posing a liability risk from people tripping. Stamped Concrete is also approximately 30 - 50% cheaper than brick pavers.


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