Stamped-Concrete-Project-(9)

Stamped Concrete: 

Stamped Concrete is concrete that is patterned or textured or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures.

Stamped Concrete is commonly used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and interior flooring. The ability of stamped concrete to resemble other building materials makes stamped concrete a less expensive alternative to using those other authentic materials such as stone, slate or brick.

There are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; the addition of a base color, the addition of an accent color, and stamping a pattern into the concrete. These three procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural building material. It also is longer-lasting than paved stone, and still resembles the look.–(See more)

Stenciled Concrete: 

Like stamping, stenciling is done in fresh, still-workable concrete. However, it differs from stamping in that the pattern is made by disposable paper stencils instead of polyurethane stamp mats. Aside from how they’re installed, the main difference between stamped and stenciled concrete is that stenciled concrete exhibits realistic-looking gray “mortar joints”.

A variety of stencil rolls and paint allow you to decorate your concrete for a big impact! –(See more)

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Pervious-Concrete-Project-(8)

Pervious Concrete: 

Pervious Concrete (also called porous concrete, permeable concrete, no fines concrete and porous pavement) is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and allowing groundwater recharge.

Pervious Concrete is made using large aggregates with little to no fine aggregates. The concrete paste then coats the aggregates and allows water to pass through the concrete slab. Pervious Concrete is traditionally used in parking areas, areas with light traffic, residential streets, pedestrian walkways, and greenhouses.It is an important application for sustainable construction and is one of many low impact development techniques used by builders to protect water quality.–(See more)