Tired of the boring old flat concrete surfaces? Stamped concrete might be the solution for you. At Concrete Contractors Tulsa we have a plethora of different concrete stamping tools and techniques to your vision becomes a reality. Stamped concrete is not only aesthetically pleasing but it is also functional, for example, stamped concrete provides for extra traction, which would ensure that you do not slip and fall on those extremely cold and icy winter days. Stamped concrete can be recreated to resemble wood, bricks, or tiles by stamping, texturing, or patterning concrete before it dries. Concrete driveways and concrete patios are especially exquisite when stamping the concrete. We believe in clients making informed decisions and, as such, the concrete stamping process includes the following steps:
Reinforcement and concrete pouring;
Coloring of concrete (if necessary);
Stamped concrete; and
Curing and sealing of concrete.
Before stamping concrete, Concrete Contractors Tulsa levels and hardens the soil which will form the foundation for the concrete pouring. Without leveling and preparing the foundation the concrete might result in tension within the concrete, which in turn will crack the concrete. At Concrete Contractors Tulsa we understand the importance of preparation which will result your stamped concrete enjoying a longer lifespan.
As your vision is our creation we might not have the shape, size or texture of stamp that you would want to make use of and, as such, we more often than not create a unique stamp for every customer to suite his/her needs. As we will be making use of one (or more) stamps repeatedly we take the necessary artistic steps to ensure that the final product looks plain or cheap. Before the stamp receives our seal of approval, we will test the stamp on a demo concrete piece for our client's final approval before starting with the job. After the concrete stamp(s) are created we create a pattern within which the whole stamped concrete floor will be patterned in. During this process, the clients' input will be the decisive factor before the concrete stamping commences. Stamp done, onto the fun part – reinforcement and concrete pouring!
REINFORCEMENT AND CONCRETE POURING
The project has finally started and at Concrete Contractors Tulsa we start the concrete pouring process with layering the foundation with wired mesh, steel bars or similar concrete reinforcement materials depending on the strain that the concrete surface will have to endure. This reinforcement will ensure that the concrete surface has the need stability and that no soil erosion will affect the structural integrity of the concrete surface. Thereafter, our secret concrete recipe is mixed, and the concrete is poured and leveled onto the reinforcement.
COLORING OF CONCRETE
When you combine stamped concrete with concrete staining you will not only be able to, for example recreate the texture of wood, but you will also be able to make the surface look like a wood surface. Similarly, other stained concrete techniques can be used to create and ingenious architectural feet, that we would strongly advise our clients should it suit your budget.
As the concrete stamp and stamp pattern have already been pre approved during the preparation stage, this step is quite self-explanatory, so sit back, relax, and watch how we turn an ordinary concrete surface into your vision!
CURING AND SEALING OF CONCRETE
To ensure the longevity of your stamped concrete surfaces we combine a concrete sealant to ensure that your concrete is both weather and waterproof. What is left? Only time – you will have to wait for the concrete solution to completely dry and the stamped concrete surface is ready for its intended use. So, contact us today for all your stamped concrete solutions.