For commercial as well as residential property in and around the Frisco areas, one of the most popular ways to add design, color, and style to patios, walkways, sidewalks, and driveways is to choose stained concrete.
Staining concrete is not a new process, and it has been around for many years. However, advances in the types of stains used provide a durable, long-lasting way to enhance the color of any concrete on the property. Staining is also typically combined with stamping. Stamping involves the use of patterned stamps that are used to create the look of natural stone, pavers, brick, cobblestone or other types of materials.
While it is possible to complete concrete staining as a do-it-yourself project, there are several steps involved, and the results are usually not as professional looking as hiring a company that specializes in stamped and stained concrete.
If the project includes pouring, stamping and staining, hiring professionals is essential. Poor preparation for the concrete and the clay soil in the Frisco area leads to concrete problems, often including shifting, cracking and splitting.
To create stained concrete, the contractor prepares the surface of the concrete. This includes repairing any damaged areas and filling in any pits or surface irregularities. All oil, grease, paints, and other types of stains, including rust from patio furniture or runoff from the roof or yard area has to be removed entirely.
The base coat and then the stain is applied to the surface in an even spray or with the use of a roller or brush if a particular pattern or look is desired. This can be time-consuming work, but with stamped concrete, it fully develops the desired look.
Finally, to finish off the product, the concrete area of your Frisco home is allowed to dry, and then a sealer coat is applied. This is needed to prevent the stain from fading over time.
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