Stamped Concrete Restoration

If your stamped concrete looks dull, faded, or is chipped, it can be restored to its original beauty.  The process and expense to restore it, however, depends on how the color of your stamped concrete was incorporated into the original concrete pour.

Stamped concrete can be brought back to life by simply cleaning and sealing the surface if the color pigment was integrally mixed into the concrete at the time of the pour.  On the other hand, if the color was applied and troweled into the top layer using a color hardener and the color is chipping off, the fix is a more involved process.

How do you tell if your stamped concrete was colored “integrally” or a color hardener was used?  Apply water to the surface of the stamped concrete – if it comes back to life and looks like it did when you had it installed, most likely it is integrally colored stamped concrete.  If you see chips in the surface where the color has worn off, it probably was colored with a color hardener at the time of the pour.

Once your stamped concrete is restored and looks like it did when it was brand new, the simplest way to maintain it and to keep it looking great is to properly clean and seal it at the first sign of sealer deterioration.  And, in the process, you’ll add to the life of your concrete!

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Damaged Stamped Concrete

 

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Restored Stamped Concrete

 

 

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