Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Stamped Concrete Provides Many Patio Benefits Besides Aesthetics

Juanita Douglas

If you are thinking of updating or installing a patio, you may be looking into stamped concrete. Stamped concrete is concrete that is textured to imitate more expensive surfaces, such as brick or stone. Many homeowners like stamped concrete because of the improved aesthetics. While that is certainly important, there are other benefits to consider.

Stamped Concrete Can Be Safer to Walk On

Because stamped concrete is textured, the patterns provide more grip as you walk across them compared to smooth concrete. In order to make the most of this safety feature, it's important to choose a sealer that is thin—so water doesn't pool—and one that contains a slip-resistant additive.

Stamped Concrete Can be Great for DIY Projects

As previously mentioned, stamped concrete is intended to imitate more expensive surfaces; this means you get more bang for your buck. Besides being a budget-friendly material, stamped concrete has low costs when it comes to labor and installation.

Other patio installations would require you to move individual pavers. Each paver would then need to be cemented to the surrounding pavers. With stamped concrete, the material just needs to be mixed and poured. Once the base layer is applied, then a texture can be stamped across the entire surface.

Stamped Concrete Improves Home Selling

Home upgrades, like kitchen renovations, are known to add home value. However, if you are competing with many homes in a buyer's market, then many homeowners may have similar upgrades. A stamped concrete is a fantastic way to highlight your landscaping and improve curb appeal. The curb appeal of the stamped concrete could make your home more attractive to potential buyers that are on the bubble with their decision.

Stamped Concrete is Very Easy to Maintain

Stamped concrete contains premixed powders known as color hardeners. While color hardeners do make the stamped patterns brighter and more aesthetically pleasing, they also make the concrete more durable and resistant to moisture and scratches. The color hardeners will make your stamped concrete strong so that they will last a long time and be easy to maintain. Your patio will only need the occasional sweeping and rinse with a pressure washer.

As you can see, there are many great benefits to stamped concrete beside improved aesthetics. While you can tackle this project yourself, there are many stamped concrete services that can help as well. Contact a professional in your area for more details. 


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Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.