Decorative concrete surfaces, such as exposed aggregate and stamped concrete, have become increasingly popular among homeowners in recent years. These surfaces, though exceptionally hard and durable, are subject to the same punishment from use and the elements as any other concrete. All concrete should be sealed to prolong its life and protect its beauty, but this essential step is especially crucial for these beautiful surfaces.
Exposed aggregate concrete is created by adding decorative stones or glass to the concrete’s surface during the finishing process. Exposed aggregate is a beautiful enhancement that offers the added benefit of improving the quality of the concrete.
Stamped concrete is created through the use of molds made from real cobblestones, wood, brick, slate, quarried stone, shells, fossils or a wide variety of other natural materials. The result is an extremely realistic-looking surface that is further enhanced by the addition of colors and texturing effects. A popular choice for driveways and patios, stamped concrete is also ideal for sunroom, basement and other interior floors and walls.
Many things can damage concrete, including the elements, fire, salt, bacteria, heavy impacts, chemicals and prolonged use. In addition to concrete cleaning and restoration services, Envirowash offers professional sealing services to strengthen, protect and preserve the beauty and functionality of all your decorative concrete surfaces.