Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways 

What is Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

Pattern imprinted concrete (also known as stamped concrete and decorative concrete) is the technique of  pouring concrete onto a sub base. This concrete is then coloured and printed by using special printing mats.

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Colour Options

Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways come in many colours.

This gives you the option to choose a colour which suits both your personal taste and the style of your property.

The popular colours range from reds to browns to blacks.

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Concrete Imprinted Driveway Colour Choices

 

Pattern Imprinted Concrete VS other Surface Options 

All driveway surface products have their pros and cons. And of course personal taste plays a huge role in choosing a product.

We compare pattern imprinted concrete with resin and block paving. 

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Driveway Design Ideas

Concrete Driveways are not the grey surfaces they once were.

There are many colour choices now as well as many design options.

Patterns are printed into the wet concrete with rubber mats and there are many to choose from.

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Modern Driveway Designs

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Design Ideas

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Pattern

Concrete Driveways are not the grey surfaces they once were.

There are many colour choices now as well as many design options.

Patterns are printed into the wet concrete with rubber mats and there are many to choose from.

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 Best Imprinted Concrete Paving Design Ideas

Where to find a Driveway Installer

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Benefits of Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways

Pattern imprinted Concrete is proven to be a strong and durable driveway surface product and can last for many years.

It’s easy to look after and with a reseal it will look as good as new again for the fraction of the cost of a new driveway!

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Price of Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways

The price of imprinted concrete depends  a little on the area you live in, accesabillty and ofcourse the size of your driveway.

The sub base installation is often part of the overal pricing, and often, this is where corners are cut when you receive a quote much cheaper than the competitors.

In the long run this might cost you dearly as the sub base is the foundation of your driveway.

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Imprinted Concrete Driveways Cost per Square Meter

Imprinted Concrete Driveway Cost – How to Save Thousands

Cheap Concrete Prices

Driveway Edging

The finishing touch to your driveway will be the edging.

There are many design options availabe, both with different colour options as well as a combination of different driveway surface products.

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Top 20 Best Driveway Edging Ideas

5 Step Plan to Beautiful Curved Driveway Edges

 

How to maintain an imprinted driveway

A concrete driveway can last for many many years.

However, to keep your driveway looking good, you will need to maintain your driveway and have it resealed every 5 years or so.

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Best Concrete Sealer for Pattern Imprinted Driveway

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Driveway Drainage

Drainage is an important part of your driveway installation and this should not be overlooked.

Pattern imprinted concrete is non permeable and with SUDS in place, surface water is no longer allowed to drain into the road from newly installed driveways.

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Aco Drainage System

Driveway Drainage – an astoundingly instructive guide

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

Driveway soakaway – Why bother? Guide, Installation and Alternatives

 

Driveway Installation

The installation of a stamped concrete driveway can take from several days to several weeks. This depends both on the weather and on the seize of your driveway.

Your installer will normally give you an estimated time frame for the 4 parts of your installation; Sub base installation, Concrete installation (including printing and colouring), Wash off and Sealing.

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Installation wash off

How Long does a Pattern Imprinted Concrete Installation Take?

Best Concrete Sealer for Pattern Imprinted Driveway

3 Pattern Imprinted Concrete Problems to Avoid for summer 2021

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What is Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

What is Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Design Ideas

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveway FAQs

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Modern Driveways Designs

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Pattern Imprinted Concrete Installation wash off

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Are patterned concrete driveways only for towns?

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Imprinted Concrete Driveways Cost Per Square Metre

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Concrete Imprinted Driveway Colour Choices

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A Guide to Driveway Paving Options

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Best Imprinted Concrete Paving design Ideas

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Block Paving or Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

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Stone Cobbles vs Pattern Imprinted Cobble

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Cheap concrete prices

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Resin Drives VS Concrete Drives?

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