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Stamped Concrete Pleasanton

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Stamped concrete is becoming a common sight in Pleasanton. It is commonly used in driveways, walkways, and patios.  The material is popular because it is cost-effective, beautiful and sturdy. Stamped concrete Pleasanton can also be made to look like stone or bricks pavers at a small fraction of the cost. If you would like your stamped concrete Pleasanton to last long, you need to engage a professional concrete contractor Pleasanton. Dial (925) 961-5004 today to get free estimates.

Importance of Professional Stamped Concrete

If not installed by a professional, a stamped concrete surface can be easily worn out. When you notice a small layer of surface peeling off, this is mostly as a result of installation errors. If this is happening, there could be a few possible causes:

Unnecessarily Extended Work Time

Some concrete contractors try to extend their working time by adding water when they notice that the concrete is setting faster than they can finish the job. This results in the surface weakening and reduces the durability and strength of the concrete. In most cases, the damage will only happen after the first thaw/freeze in a year. The damage will occur when concrete gets exposed to snow or ice which will melt and penetrates concrete before freezing. In its frozen state, water tends to expand by about 10%, causing the thin top layer to expand upwards until it peels off. When this happens, you need to contact the best concrete companies.

Incompletely Cured Concrete

Another reason why concrete can peel off is as a result of the concrete drying faster than the layer beneath. This will mean that the concrete won’t cure fully, resulting in a weak surface. The surface will begin to peel off if it regularly used or is exposed to freeze-thaw and stress. A harsh winter and a higher thaw/freeze cycle can accelerate the problem of peeling off.

Why Regular Maintenance is Necessary

Stamped concrete Pleasanton requires regular maintenance. The frequency of the maintenance will depend on various factors such as the amount and type of traffic, weather condition and if it is well and regularly maintained. Whenever, you see you stamped concrete Pleasanton looking faded, chipped or dull, you will need to start maintaining it.

The type of maintenance you need will depend on the method of color application.  If the color pigment was mixed into concrete during the pouring, you can refurbish it by just cleaning and sealing the concrete surface. If a color hardener was used to apply and trowel the color into the top surface and the color begins to chip off, a more engaging process will be involved.

Determining the Stamped Concrete Method

To determine the method used, pour some water on the stamped concrete Pleasanton. If it gets back to life and looks new again, there are chances that it has been integrally color-stamped. If the color has started wearing out and chips are visible, there are chances that this was colored using color hardener.

The good news is that you can have a concrete contractor Pleasanton restore the look of your stamped concrete patio. At Pleasanton Concrete and Masonry, we can help you repair your stamped concrete. Contact us today on (925) 961-5004 to discuss your project.