Our Process for Creating Stamped Concrete Patios in Chester County, PA
It all begins with a brainstorming session with our concrete patio experts to review your ideas and the endless possibilities for your stamped concrete patio. This will facilitate the process and our concrete patio installers can present you with possible combinations of colors and patterns that will blend in with your home, business, and other landscaping. At this point, our concrete patio contractor will discuss any questions or concerns you have, such as cost, timeline, etc. Please keep in mind that we cannot pour concrete when the weather is poor, so it is important to add some flexibility to the timeline.
Our process of constructing a stamped concrete patio will start by excavating the proposed areas and tamping the soil for proper compaction as needed. Next, we will form up the area, place, and grade a 4 inch clean stone base for the concrete. Morrison Custom Concrete, Inc. uses a 4,000 psi fiber reinforced concrete. For additional strength, we also use 6″ x 6″ wire mesh reinforcement and a 3′ on center rebar mat throughout the areas being poured. Proper construction and control joints are used to help reduce any shrinkage cracks that may occur in your stamped concrete patio.
Stamped Concrete Patio Stamping & Color Process
Morrison Custom Concrete, Inc. uses Solomon’s concrete colors. The color of choice is mixed throughout the concrete. The concrete is poured and finished to a smooth surface. When the concrete is firm enough for the stamping process we broadcast a BrickForm release agent. This process keeps the stamps from sticking to the concrete and adds a secondary color for a realistic, natural look. The concrete is then stamped with the pattern of choice. Once the concrete is cured enough the area will be power washed and sealed for color enhancement and protection from the elements. The sealer being applied will have a slip-resistant additive for traction.
Advantages of Stamped Concrete Patios
- Less Expensive than Natural Stone, Brick, or Pavers: Your new stamped concrete patio will be a fraction of the cost of using natural stone and paver materials.
- Easy to Maintain: Stamped concrete is almost maintenance-free. Keep the surface clean and every few years you will have to apply a new coat of sealer, which is a quick and easy process. You will never have to add grout between joints or pull weeds.
- Long-Lasting: Stamped concrete patios are a long-lasting and durable solution.
- Get a Free Estimate for Stamped Concrete Patio Services: Morrison Custom Concrete, Inc. is a concrete patio contractor and installer near you who will come out to your home or business to provide you with a free estimate and design ideas for your stamped concrete patio.
Check our Gallery for the Stamped Concrete Patios we’ve created in Chester County!
Chester County is known for hardscaped beauty in the form of natural stone, brick, and flagstone. If you’ve always loved the look of these materials but don’t want the associated maintenance or expense, consider a stamped concrete patio. Not only is it durable, almost maintenance-free, and beautiful, these patios are a fraction of the cost of natural materials.
Stamped concrete patios can be dyed and patterned to look like any number of natural materials. Stamped concrete transforms gray concrete, giving it texture and character while maintaining strength and adding beauty. Check out our pictures of stamped concrete patios.
Why Choose Morrison Custom Concrete, Inc. As your Concrete Patio Contractor And Installer in Chester County?
We’re a licensed concrete patio contractor located in Coatesville, Chester County, PA. Check out our past projects and concrete patio services in Chester County. We may even have already done a patio in your area, and you can see examples of stamped concrete patios we are very proud of. You may not even realize these patios are not made of natural material, they look so much like the real thing!
We’ve laid stamped concrete patios throughout many towns in Chester County, including Wayne, Malvern, Paoli, Phoenixville, Glenmoore, West Chester, Chester Springs, Coatesville, East Whiteland, Berwyn, Downingtown, Chesterbrook, Devon, Exton, Upper Uwchlan, Lionville, and East Marlborough! Our concrete patio installers have installed hundreds of hardscape projects including stairs, retaining walls, stamped concrete patios, stamped concrete walkways, concrete driveways, and stamped concrete pool decks.