Fremont Stamped Concrete Driveway-(209) 682-5560
One of the benefits of choosing stamped concrete today is that you can choose from hundreds of designs, colors, and accents. No matter your taste, you can find an option that will meet your needs. At Fremont concrete driveway contractors, we have been installing stamped driveways for many years. We have seen how the materials have changed in the installation methods, the options they provide, and the necessary improvements that can help them last for a long time.
Also referred to as patterned or imprinted concrete, stamped concrete uses rubber stamps carved from stone molds to create imprints that look like stone, natural bricks, tile, slate, and wood planks. We can apply these imprints as overlays that penetrate your current concrete slab. Alternatively, we can stamp into the newly poured concrete before it can harden. In both options, the goal is to create a pattern that looks like the more expensive materials and, therefore, enhance the look of your driveway.
We use patterns and color that look authentic and natural. We can design these to blend seamlessly with your current tile, stone, or patterned concrete. We use antiquing and highlighting products that use modern UV technology that can withstand fading. When we combine these with some high-quality sealers, you can be assured of a low-maintenance, and easy-to-clean driveway.
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Choosing the Right Colors for Your Stamped Concrete Driveway
If you need your stamped concrete driveway to look like wood, you will need to add some natural-looking colors. Just like there is a wide range of stamping patterns, there is a wide range of stamped concrete colors available. Your stamped concrete colors can make the difference in creating a realistic appearance for your stamped concrete.
We advise our clients to choose stamped concrete colors that blend well with their other architectural elements or the natural surroundings. For a driveway, it’s advisable to stick with a subtle earth tone shade. Here are a few colors and what they can represent in your stamped concrete:
To get that antiquing effect or a subtle color variation, you can apply an accent color or use tinted release agents or acid stains. If you need a bolder and more vivid color, you can try using water-based stains or layering dyes. These are usually available in a wide range of vibrant colors like cobalt blue or red.
Color Combination for Stamped Concrete
To create a beautiful stamped concrete driveway, we use various elements to get the best results. We combine color hardeners, stamping tools, releasing agents, additives, and sealers to create unique textures, colors, and finishes on the stamped concrete works.
Stamped Concrete Coloring
There are several methods we use in concrete coloring. These include the use of:
These are great choices for creating permanent colors that can get into the whole slab without wearing away or fading with time. We add integral coloring pigments to a fresh concrete at the job sites. Alternatively, we can advise our clients to order already colored concrete from the batch plant.
Dry-Shake Color Hardener
This is, without a doubt, one of the most popular methods of stamped concrete coloring. An integral color, the whole mix is colored. But in dry shakes, the colors are poured on the surface of freshly-poured concrete. This results in only the top layer getting colored. Since the color becomes concentrated on the surface, it is usually more intense as compared to the integral colors.
We also use the above methods in combination with coloring mediums that are applied on the surface. The color altering provides the stamped concrete with a color variation that looks natural, like the case with real stone.
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Are you wondering why colored concrete driveway is becoming the top choice for many homeowners in the Fremont area? At Fremont concrete driveway contractors, we can help to transform the look of your driveway. This will, in turn, enhance the curb appeal and the value of your property. Call us today at (209) 682-5560 to find out how. Dial now and get free estimates.