Finding A Decorative Concrete Contractor in IndianaChoosing a decorative concrete contractor can be a daunting task. How does one pick from several seemingly qualified installers? Don’t be fooled by appearances for they can be deceiving. Just because one man is clean-cut and distributes flashy marketing materials doesn’t necessarily mean that
Concrete Stencils Instead of Stamps to Create Beautiful Decorative ConcreteNowadays, many people are aware of stamped concrete. They know that the stamping process gives the elegant look of hand-laid stone, slate, or brick at a fraction of the cost of these materials. It has been around for
Too Much Sealer Can Cause Cloudy, Hazy, Or Whitened ConcreteMost decorative concrete is sealed; usually with a film-forming acrylic sealer. But why is this product used to seal stamped concrete? Some may answer “in order to protect it”. But to protect it from what? Weather? Staining? Cracking?
Mismatched Colors In Stamped & Decorative ConcreteOf all the problems encountered by decorative concrete contractors, one of the most frustrating may be mismatched colors between two integrally colored slabs. Color variations are usually unnoticeable on small pours requiring one truck, but can often be seen on multi-load
You Can Change the Color of Your Concrete!Is your stamped concrete worn, damaged, or in need of rejuvenation? Perhaps it’s in good shape but you’d just like to change its color. Either way, your decorative concrete can be restoredor recolored. One recoloring method consists of applying a tinted
Two Types of Concrete SealersThere are many different types of concrete sealers available, but when talking about concrete flatwork in Central Indiana, the two most commonly used are film forming acrylic sealers and penetrating sealers. Although they both seal concrete, they do so in COMPLETELY different ways. Acrylic sealers work by
Hundreds of Tiny Cracks At some point, nearly every stamper has seen crusting cracks near the joints in a stamped concrete slab. They usually occur along the stamped joints. The cracks are small, but there may be hundreds of them which make the overall job look unsightly. Although this type of