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Stamped Concrete

We’ve been installing stamped concrete for over two decades, and have the experience to give you exactly what you need. We specialize in stamped concrete patio, stamped concrete sidewalk, and stamped concrete backyard.

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Add A Unique Touch To Your Home With Our Stamped Concrete Service in Waukesha, WI, and all Southeast Wisconsin

Stamped concrete is a great way to add a unique touch to your home or business. It’s like adding tile, but it’s easier to care for and less expensive. Here at Decorative Concrete Surfacing, we know that you want the best for your home or business, which is why we offer stamped concrete installation in Waukesha, WI. We’ve been installing stamped concrete for years and we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your project turns out beautifully.  We can also help you choose the perfect design for your property, as well as select colors that will complement it perfectly. We’ll work with you throughout the process to make sure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish! Whether you’re looking for something subtle that won’t interfere with your lawn and landscaping, or something bolder that will create a stunning first impression, we have the expertise and experience to get the job done right.

What You Need To Know About Getting Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is a great way to add a beautiful, durable finish to your home or business. We’ve been installing stamped concrete for over two decades, and have the experience to give you exactly what you need. We specialize in stamped concrete patio, stamped concrete sidewalk, and stamped concrete backyard. What Is Stamped Concrete? Stamped concrete is the affordable choice for an up-scale finish, providing a genuine appearance with the durability you desire. Stamping is a process that imprints a texture or pattern that is designed to resemble slate, brick, fieldstone, cobblestone and even wood. Stamping can be done on driveways, walkways, patios, pool decks and interior floors etc. The non-porous surface is easy to maintain and resistant to mildew staining most chemicals.

At Decorative Concrete Surfacing LLC, we have over 22 years of experience installing beautiful stamped concrete for residential and commercial clients. What Is Stamped Concrete? Stamping is a process that imprints a texture or pattern that is designed to resemble slate, brick, fieldstone, cobblestone and even wood. Stamping can be done on driveways, walkways, patios, pool decks and interior floors etc. The non-porous surface is easy to maintain and resistant to mildew staining most chemicals.

Call Our Stamped Concrete Contractors Today

Do you want to turn your concrete slab into a durable, beautiful surface that will last for years? We do too. At Decorative Concrete Surfacing, we can help you with floor epoxy coating and epoxy concrete floor coating. We’ll talk with you about your needs and provide a free estimate so that you can see how much it would cost to have your floors coated. We’re eager to hear from you! If you’re from Waukesha, WI, call us today!

The Techniques, Processes, and Maintenance Associated With Stamped Concrete

  • Integral Color

    The process of adding the desired color directly into the concrete truck during the mixing process. This leaves the finished product with a consistent color throughout its thickness.

  • Color Hardener

    Also known as “throw-on” color—is poured into wet concrete in its natural gray color. While it's still wet, desired colors are broadcast or thrown across its surface and worked in with trowels. This leaves a thin layer of high-density color on top of a natural gray base coat.

  • Antique Release Agent

    This is also known as the “highlighting” color. An additional color chart will be provided and a choice is made on a color to “highlight” or accent the concrete color that has already been chosen. This highlight color is broadcast across the surface just before the stamping occurs and creates a two-tone effect to the overall job.

  • Non-skid Surface

    Typically, stamped concrete is made slip-resistant during the sealing phase of a particular project. Some installers use non-skid additives that are directly mixed into the sealer, while others broadcast skid-resistant materials across the concrete surface just prior to sealing. A reputable stamped concrete installer will never minimize or overlook this simple but very important step.

  • Expansion Joints

    Are used to separate fresh concrete from other fresh concrete or existing concrete. For example, if you were pouring a 4" thick stamped concrete patio against an existing concrete foundation, you'd use an expansion joint to ensure that each piece of concrete could expand and contract independently of one another.

  • Control Joints

    Are a necessary part of concrete construction and maintenance. They are not the same as expansion joints, although they may look similar to the untrained eye. Control joints are put in place to "control" or "invite" cracks to a specific area. People who work with concrete know that if it's not installed properly, it can crack unpredictably and not look good at all. That's where control joints come in!

  • Cracking

    A major issue in stamped concrete and one that must be addressed by your contractor. Generally, all concrete is susceptible to cracking, however, choosing a contractor with extensive knowledge, expertise, and quality workmanship can greatly reduce but not eliminate the chances for cracking.

  • Deicers

    A very important part of winter preparation, but you should use them with caution. As a general rule, we suggest avoiding the use of deicers on concrete when possible. They increase the amount of freeze-thaw cycles the concrete must endure and are generally not good for the environment. If deicers are necessary, we recommend using magnesium chloride (best) or potassium chloride in small amounts. They are the least detrimental to concrete while being easier on the environment. Never use rock salt. If salt intrusion is a concern, specific sealers are available.

  • Resealing

    The process of applying a new sealer to your stamped concrete. It's recommended that you reseal every 1 – 3 years, depending on the circumstances of your project. If you have a high-traffic area like a driveway or parking lot, you may want to reseal more often than a small patio with occasional use.