Do-it-yourself concerns

Q: It seems that stamping concreting is a fairly easy process. I’m handy; aren’t there kits available for do-it-yourselfers?

Darrick: A stamped concrete project gone wrong happens more often than you think. I’ve been called out to fix more of these situations that I honestly wish existed and it’s never an easy conversation to have. Whether it was a job by a do-it-yourselfer or another less experienced contractor, the process of stamped concrete is often underestimated. Stamps need to be aligned perfectly, the pattern needs to be laid properly and the texture needs to take right. On top of all that, concrete is a difficult material to work with because of its quick drying properties. You also need to know what the best mix of concrete to use for your specific project. And what the best sealer for your lifestyle is. Weather can seriously impact your project too. Only experience can ensure a successful outcome every time.

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