Stamped concrete can make a dramatic impression and there are many reasons why homeowners, businesses, and municipalities are choosing stamped concrete to enhance their landscapes and buildings. From a cobblestone driveway to a stone patio the look of patterned concrete is not only realistic but also bears the permanent durability of concrete. Stamped concrete is also cost-effective over alternative materials such as pavers or natural stone. Installation is quicker and the final product is long-lasting, can mimic natural materials in color and design and therefore more economical. Design flexibility is one of the biggest reasons for stamped concrete's popularity. It can be shaped, textured, and colored to achieve almost any look imaginable. It can complement various architectures, can provide traction on public walkways, and can blend with nature in all types of landscapes.
Broom finished concrete is suitable for driveways, sidewalks, and patios. It has a pattern of brush strokes or broom marks and is the ideal way to make a concrete surface slip-resistant. Although broom finishes are generally not ideal for decorative concrete surfaces, they are usually the most efficient and convenient way to have a slip-resistant finish on your concrete.
Exposed aggregate concrete is a decorative style of concrete suitable for the use as a driveway, sidewalk, or patio. An exposed aggregate finish reveals the aggregates, sands and stones near the surface of a concrete slab, which are otherwise hidden and surrounded by a thin layer of cement paste. There are a number of techniques to expose the aggregate, each producing a different and distinctive appearance. This is a very popular and common method of adding a decorative element to your concrete.
Since 1988, Western Branch Concrete & Pools has been installing award winning custom in-ground swimming pools surrounded by elegant custom concrete. Our expert staffs of swimming pool and concrete designers have designed breathtaking swimming pools throughout the Hampton Roads area. From traditional to freeform designs, Western Branch Concrete Inc. can turn your ordinary backyard into a paradise for your family to enjoy for years to come. At Western Branch Concrete we offer the total backyard experience. We can create the perfect backyard to specifically fit your needs.