About our product
Our product is used primairly on exterior new construction, however, we can go over existing areas such as patios, as long as there is about 2 inches of clearance. Concrete is poured and a color hardener is worked into the surface. This is the lighter color. A release agent is then cast (the darker color), which allows the stamping tool to release and also gives it a more modeled affect. After the concrete has cured, it is cleaned, highlights are added and sealed. Not all patterns will use highlights. Please see below for more detailed information or click on the PDF icon to print out an information brochure.
What to expect
On the first trip, forms are set, elevations are evaluated, drain pipes and sleeves, if needed, are installed and rebar is placed.
On the second trip, concrete is poured, colored and stamped. You will need to stay off until it is cleaned.
On the third trip, plastic is removed, forms are removed, concrete is washed. The concrete will have a chalky look until it is sealed (usually 3 - 4 weeks). This allows time for the concrete to cure thoroughly so moisture is not trapped inside. THIS IS NOT THE FINAL PRODUCT. You may now use your Patterned Concrete®, however, do not drag furniture or place any potted plants, metal objects or anything that could stain the unsealed concrete. Do not drive on driveways for 4 - 5 days after cleaning. Always hose off chemicals immediatly.
On the fourth trip, we will highlight and seal. We will schedule the seal with you. We prefer to seal after all construction is complete. Please have all animals, furniture, potted plants, etc... removed from area. Also, please turn off sprinklers and leave off for 24 hours after completion surrounding the area to prevent the sealer from turning white. Final process includes power washing the area completely, any repairs that are necessary, grinding and coloring lines, adding highlights and sealer. (Not all patterns will use highlights.) We put a fine grit in the sealer which gives the concrete better traction.