Stamped concrete is basically your regular concrete, with the only difference being its intricate patterns that are embossed on it by experienced stamped concrete contractors. But this can also be a tough process to complete if you keep making mistakes un the process.
Frequent mistakes can change the end results, and they might come out to be completely different from what you expected. Here are some of the most common stamped concrete application mistakes to avoid.
Not Making The Surface Even
Evenness of the concrete surface directly impacts its looks and feel. So, avoid leaving any uneven areas in your stamped concrete covered surface. You should also replace the sleep areas with stairs whenever possible. Use the tamping tool in the right way to compact the dirt perfectly.
Choosing The Wrong Form
Extra caution needs to be taken when you are making the frame of your stamped concrete. That is important because making the frame in the wrong way can impact the final form of your stamped concrete. If the form of your stamped concrete structure is not right, it can create poor drainage conditions only to ruin the structure quickly.
So, the frame should be decided after careful consideration. This is an important thing to keep in mind when before pouring in all the concrete.
Using an Ineffective Mixture
The concrete mixing process should be done by following all the proper details mentioned on the relevant packaging. Concrete mixture and its consistency influences the final product to a great extent. If you do not make the right concrete mixture, it will not settle in place correctly. So, use the right amount of water, and keep the mixture consistency uniform to achieve the same result everywhere. All of these mistakes should be avoided if you are making stamped concrete pool deck, a patio or a driveway or any other stamped concrete surface.