finishing concrete to look like aged stone

finishing concrete to look like aged stone

Concrete Gives You Options When You Pave

by Patrick Taylor

You have a few different options when it comes to paving your driveway, but only two real long term paving options. When you are ready to pave your driveway you will likely need to choose between asphalt or concrete. The good news is that both materials are widely used and are considered to be very good materials. In fact, if you pave with either material you will likely have a great experience. However, you want to pick the very best material for your job. Well, here are a few reasons that you may want to pick concrete for your pavement projects.

Durability

Concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the construction industry. Concrete is used in some of the freeways and highways of the United States. Concrete is made from limestone aggregate and cement mixed with water. The water causes a chemical reaction to occur and the result is one of the hardest most durable materials that you will find around. If concrete is durable enough for some of the highways and freeways in the United States then it is most definitely ready to be used for your driveway. 

Color And Stamp

During the mixing process you can have color added in with the concrete. So, you can come up with almost any color that you wish. The contractor will have a working knowledge of how much of each color you need in order create a specific color. Not only can you pick the color that you want, but you can also have the contractor put specific textures on the concrete. When the concrete is setting up a contractor can use a stamp to give the concrete a specific pattern and texture. It is possible to make the concrete look like a stone driveway, brick, tile, rock, ore even wood. 

Finish

Perhaps one of the nicest things about concrete is that you can choose the type of finish. Whether you want a matte or a polished finish on your concrete is really up to you. Either type of finish can really make your concrete driveway or any other project that you pave stand out from other concrete in the area. Not only does it make your concrete look unique but it can also add another layer of durability onto the concrete. If you are wanting to be creative with your driveway, a concrete driveway will give you a lot of different options. 

Contact a paving company, like Sunny Concrete Services LLC, for help.


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finishing concrete to look like aged stone

Do you love the look of old stone walls and dream of one day having that look around your home? I was amazed at how my contractor transformed my boring block wall into a real work of art. The contractor used a combination of tools, stamps and stains to finish the concrete and create a spectacular looking stone wall. If this is something you want around your home, take a few minutes to browse through my blog. You will learn about the techniques, materials and styles that you have to choose from to finish just about any concrete surface around your home.

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