Beautify Your Chicago or Suburban Concrete or Cement Driveway or Pool Deck with Decorative Stamped Concrete
There is no reason why you should have to settle with a bland, gray concrete driveway or pool deck anymore. Why settle for the monotonous style of twenty years ago, when you can have a more stylish and modern look? The answer lies in being able to stain and stamp your driveway or pool deck — it is much more affordable than installing individual bricks or stones, and the results are amazing!
If you take a look around your Chicagoland neighborhood, you will find that just about every concrete driveway or pool deck looks bland and unoriginal. There are often no decorative elements, no style, and no character. They all look the same. You might find a coat of paint on a few of them, but that would probably be the extent of it. The reason for this is that many Chicagoland homeowners are simply not aware that there are options available to make their concrete stand out.
Concrete definitely offers several advantages, which is why it’s a great choice for driveways and pool decks.
The Advantages of Using Concrete
· For one, it is safe. The texture of a concrete pool deck or driveway provides good traction to bare feet and vehicles.
· It is also easy to clean. If something gets spilled on concrete, no problem — a quick spray of the hose and you are done.
· Lastly, it is durable. A concrete pool deck does not rot like a wood deck will over time. Even with all these impressive benefits, though, concrete can still be improved.
Add a Decorative Element with Concrete Stamping
What if you could have all the benefits of concrete mentioned above (safety, ease of maintenance, and durability), but make your driveway or pool deck look like antique stone or bricks? You could even make your deck resemble a hardwood floor, if that is something you want! The best part? Whatever design you go for, you’ll still have the safety and durability of concrete. You can achieve this by staining and stamping your concrete surface.
Staining is what gives the surface an amazing color. Instead of gray concrete, you can enjoy any color you want. Earth tones are common, but it’s your surface, so the final decision is yours.
Stamping is what brings about the amazing appearance of all those different textures mentioned above. There are different concrete stamps to use for each situation, depending on what you want your concrete surface to look like. With the concrete still wet, and right after applying the powder coloring agent, the stamp is applied many times all over the surface. Once the new concrete application has dried (usually in the next few days), you should pressure wash the surface. This gets rid of any excess coloring agent. Then, add a couple of coats of high-quality sealant to protect your new surface, and your work is done. Now is the time to plan your next gathering — and be prepared for compliments from your guests!
Stamped and Decorative Concrete in Chicago and the Chicagoland Suburbs
If you are interested in having a beautiful driveway or pool deck in your Chicagoland home, Via Galante Cement Contractors has you covered. We are a family owned and operated company with over three decades of experience in working with concrete throughout the Chicago area. Rest assured, you can trust our experts to do the job right the first time.
If you have any questions regarding our stamped and decorative concrete services in the Chicagoland area, please feel free to contact us today at (773) 589-9893 or send us an email at [email protected].