When most people think about concrete construction, they picture unfinished basements and ugly utilitarian structures like prisons and parking garages. But there is no reason for concrete construction to be unattractive. Through the magic of stamped concrete from Ironcat Inc., Sonoma homeowners can enjoy all the practical benefits of concrete, such as strength and durability, as well as the aesthetic benefits of a beautiful and customized building material. We are Sonoma’s stamped concrete experts, so if you are planning to install a stamped concrete surface, or if you have any questions about how stamped concrete can work to improve your property, feel free to give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you have!
What is Stamped Concrete?
Stamped concrete is concrete that has been shaped, patterned, and colored to resemble something other than just plain concrete. This shaping is generally done with molds and stamps that are pressed into the wet concrete before it dries. Stamped concrete can be shaped to resemble a huge number of other building materials including brick, natural stone, ceramic tile, or even wood. It is ideal for beautifying driveways, patios, pool decks, walkways, and any other concrete surface.
Is Stamped Concrete Expensive?
While stamped concrete is not the least expensive option to install, like all other concrete construction it is extremely cost effective over time. Because concrete is extremely durable, strong, and long lasting, you can expect your stamped concrete to keep looking beautiful, year after year with only minimal maintenance. Additionally, because it can so convincingly mimic other materials like stone, it is generally much less expensive to install a quality stamped concrete surface than it would be to install the material it is replacing.
When most people think of concrete, a dull, grey slab comes to mind, but there’s no reason why concrete needs to be plain in its design. These days, concrete is being used in new and interesting ways, and has become the way to go for homeowners and business owners who crave a modern look.
Ironcat Inc. is a full service concrete and demolition contractor specializing in the unique. With over 20 years experience in all areas of concrete, Ironcat is poised to satisfy your concrete needs. We won the Golden Trowel Award in 2007 (tied for the world record). Our services include: architectural concrete, concrete resurfacing, concrete staining, decorative concrete, repairs of cracked concrete, epoxy injections, structural concrete, and flat work like walkways and stairs.