Stamped Concrete

The Most Durable Cost Effective Alternative Stamped concrete is regular concrete poured in place, colored hardened, accented and textured or embossed to resemble flagstone, slate, stone, brick, wood or tile. During the earlier development of stamped concrete methods, the stamping or embossing tools were made of steel or aluminum, which gave the finished concrete an artificial look. However, with the new stamping technology, we use rubber instead of steel stamps. The detail of the embossing and texturing of tools give the installer the ability to create a finished product that imitates the authentic look of real stone or brick to where only an experienced professional can tell the difference.

Durability to Freeze Thaw

When pouring and finishing a regular concrete walkway or sidewalk, the top or exposed surface has a compressive strength of 4000 psi. However, in stamped concrete applications, the base color or "color hardener" is broadcasted to the top surface of the concrete immediately after screeding and floating. This increases the exposed shell or protective layer of the concrete to a compressive strength of 8000 psi, almost double that of regular concrete! This answers the popular question, "Is stamped concrete durable enough for cold northeast winters?" Not only is it durable, it surpasses the strength of any other application except for bluestone, flagstone or slate; but when your budget calls for a cost effective alternative, stamped concrete is the next best thing to natural stone. TG Basile Mason Contractors and Waterproofing is an authorized stamped concrete installer with over 12 years experience in stamped and decorative concrete. With new and improved technology, we have been able to meet our customers' needs, while remaining cost effective.

Compressive Strength comparison

Cast in place concrete................................3,500 to 4,000 psi

Concrete pavers........................................4,500 to 5,000 psi

Cast in place stamped concrete..................7,500 to 8,000 psi