Stamped Concrete – Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks & More

With stamped concrete overlays, contractors can create beautiful, durable surfaces in just about any style. You can mimic the look of brick, cobblestone, wood, or any other material—or you can get a custom pattern and texture. Either way, stamped concrete is a great way to get the look you want while also getting a durable surface.  SUNDEK of PA has installed stamped concrete coatings at residential and commercial sites for more than two decades.  stamped concrete driveway Philadelphia

What is the Difference Between Stamped Concrete and a Stamped Concrete Overlay?   

For a stamped concrete surface, the contractor pours the concrete. Then, before it completely sets, they stamp it to create the impression.  With a stamped concrete overlay, the contractor places a thin coating over an existing concrete surface that has already set. Then, they imprint the stamp onto the surface in the appropriate pattern and texture. When it dries, the overlay is completely bonded to the concrete beneath. 

Benefits of Stamped Concrete Overlays 

  • Many design options – With stamped concrete overlays, you get a large selection of patterns and textures to choose from. At SUNDEK of PA, we can even mimic just about any material. That means you can create the look of natural stone, brick, pavers, cobblestone, wood, and more, for a fraction of the cost. Alternatively, you can opt for a custom stamp to get a pattern that fits perfectly with your style. That, in combination with the many staining options, make the design possibilities endless. 
  • Economical – The final cost depends on factors such as size, the type of prep required, design choices, and more. Generally, though, opting for a stamped overlay rather than the real material is often more affordable. Materials such as natural stone can be quite expensive depending on the type you want. Additionally, the tedious labor involved in laying stones, pavers, or brick by hand can get pricey. Keep in mind that the final cost really depends on the details of what you want, so the best way to find out an actual price is to contact a contractor and get a quote. Contact us for a free site visit and quote!  
  • Long-lasting – If you’ve ever had a stone or brick surface, you know that weeds can grow in between materials, causing the surface to become uneven over time. This isn’t an issue with a stamped surface because it is one continuous piece of concrete overlay. 
  • Low-maintenance – With a high-quality sealer applied to the surface, your stamped concrete overlay will be protected for years to come. SUNDEK surfaces are known for being easy to maintain, too. Learn more about the importance of sealers here. 

Are Stamped Concrete Overlays Slippery? 

An experience, reliable contractor will ensure that your surface is not be slippery. Just like any other overlay, a contractor can texture a stamped concrete overlays in a way that provides traction. If you don’t want a textured look, you can also request aggregates that create a non-slip finish. At SUNDEK of PA, we make safety a priority, so we take precautions to make sure our surfaces do not create slip-and-fall hazards. We have installed many coatings on pool decks and other surfaces that get wet and see foot traffic, so we have lots of experience in this area. See more about SUNDEK’s approach making sure our stamped concrete overlays are safe. 

Can a Damaged Concrete Slab Get a Stamped Overlay? 

If your surface has cracking, spalling, chipping, or any other damage, it is still possible to get a coating installed on top. It just depends on the extent of the damage. Your contractor should carefully evaluate the surface before promising to install a coating. At SUNDEK of PA, we will never install a coating on top of a severely damaged surface that’s beyond repair. We want our coating to last just like you want it to! See more about our approach to concrete repair.

Stamped Concrete Contractor in the Philadelphia Metro Region

We’d love to hear from you about your stamped concrete project. We have more than two decades of experience working clients in Philadelphia, Doylestown, West Chester, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and the surrounding areas.  

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