Can the color of my concrete-Stamped Concrete be changed

Today not like years ago we can change the color of your stamped concrete and highlight using ultra-violet protective stains.
All you need to do to keep it looking great for years to come is reseal as recommended by us, usually every 4 years.
Unfortunately some stamped concrete installers recommend that you reseal every year.

Resealing to much is as bad as not sealing enough. We have been installing a maintaining stamped concrete for over thirty years and have many options available today that we did not even have even 10 years ago.
Give me a call even if you are out of our area. I love advising people who have concrete issues and am always happy to guide you in the correct direction so that you get the best possible
Nothing is so heartbreaking for me as a perfectionist to see people who have spent their hard earned money on a stamped or decorative concrete job go bad and have no recourse. You can’t know what you don’t know. I have the solution to about any problem you might have.

Examples:

  • Strip existing sealer and dye and highlight
  • Strip sealer and reseal and highlight
  • Damaged stamped concrete repaired to match existing and reseal.
  • Discolored cool deck at pools recolored and still be cool deck.
  • Stamped Concrete overlays
  • Stamped add on and perfect match

 

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Inexpensive Stamped Concrete, will cost you later

I am writing this article to make a case for paying a bit more for your Stamped Concrete or other Decorative Products.

We have recently been repairing many bad stamped concrete jobs done by others due to our 30 plus years of experience. Haven’t found many that I can’t repair unless so bad that removal and replacement is the only option.

Low price will generally guarantee poor quality do to cost cutting by the installer to get the job. The sad part is that low strength concrete, lack of proper reinforcing, poor crack prevention due to lack of control cuts, poor coloring process, poor base and poor sealing application

Sadly the problems don’t show up until the check has cleared or after the first winter freeze when cracks will appear, peeling surface or whitening of sealer. These are but a few issues.

We have recently resealed two of our projects one from 1992 the other from the year 2000 both with no cracks. The one from 1992 even blows me away.

If you were to breakdown the cost over the lifetime of the job and added in the resale appeal I think that even paying $1000 more would be a great investment since stamped concrete will outlast pavers consistently if maintained properly. Resealing in most cases is all that is needed.

Please be advised that after all these years in business that it still amazes me that some Stamped Concrete Contractors have no integrity. It’s not always about the money. You either love doing this or you don’t!

Ted Mechnick

Split-Rok Construction Co.

http://www.split-rok.com