Below are some of the main questions we receive about patterned imprinted concrete. If you cannot find an answer to you question or query, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is a revolutionary skilled technique of incorporating colours and patterns to freshly poured concrete on patios, paving and driveways re-creating the look of authentic materials such as stone, slate, and timber without the associated high cost of these natural products.

Is Patterned Imprinted Concrete more expensive than other paving products?

On average where work is carried out correctly by professionals, pattern imprinted concrete is no more expensive than block paving or even tarmac. Pattern imprinted concrete is a more superior product and the advantages of pattern imprinted concrete far outweigh many other paving products.

Is Pattern Imprinted Concrete Slippery?

Generally pattern imprinted concrete has a textured finish; traction is furthermore aided by the application of the final sealant which includes an anti-slip compound also know rhino grip.

How long does it take to install?

Each job is different; excavation and site preparation is completed in 1-2 days, the installation of concrete and print process will take 1-2days. We will wash and thoroughly clean the installation and surrounding area in 1 day. Once the cleaned area is complete dry we will return to apply the final sealant. The entire process is normally completed in 7 to 10 working days dependant on weather conditions.

What is fibre reinforced concrete?

Fibre reinforced concrete contains thousands of individual fibres which are evenly dispersed throughout the concrete during the mixing process, this creates a matrix-like structure that provides additional benefits to the concrete such as long-term durability and toughness and minimises the risk of cracking and shrinkage.

Are Stress cuts absolutely necessary?

Stress cuts minimise the risk of surface cracks, they work by absorbing the natural movement that occurs in the land.

When can I walk/park vehicles on the Pattern Imprinted Concrete?

You can normally walk on the completed installation within 1-3 hrs depending on weather conditions; We would ask that you wait a minimum of 48 hours before parking vehicles on the concrete.

Does the choice of colour and pattern affect the price?

No.

Will the colour fade?

Colour does not fade, however the weather, traffic and dirt can take their toll on the surface sealant resulting in the appearance of faded colour. Even if the colour appears faded due to years of neglect or lack of maintenance, it can often be restored to its original state by cleaning and resealing.

How often should pattern imprinted concrete be re-sealed?

This will vary depending on how much foot and vehicular traffic the surface is exposed to. On average we recommend re-sealing every 2-3 years to maintain to optimum finish.

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Patterned concrete out-performs block paving, tarmac & flagstones, is longer lasting and needs less maintenance.

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Verdemar House
230 Park View, Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE26 3QR