Lush Landscape & Irrigation’s concrete division is comprised of experienced, professional concrete artisans. We serve Saint Francis, Isanti and surrounding areas throughout the north metro offering new concrete installation and replacement to residential and commercial clients.
Stamped concrete has forever changed the game of concrete installation. Gone are the days of only having the option of traditional concrete for your driveway, sidewalks, steps, patios and garage floors. With recent technological advances, newly installed concrete can adopt the appearance of endless designs, textures and colors. From individual paver-like or flagstone patterns, to granite clefts, wood planks and much more. There is a truly endless list of available design and color combinations to choose from. One of the best features about stamped concrete is that it can be applied to any new concrete installation, be it a driveway, walkway, sidewalk or a patio just to name a few, and is still just as durable as traditional concrete. Our stamped concrete team is proficient at installing all styles of stamped concrete. Pricing for stamped concrete installation begins at $14 per square foot. Let’s discuss your upcoming project! Give us a call today at (612) 386-0783 or request a quote.
The area for your new stamped concrete structure is laid out, and the soil is excavated to a proper depth, if it involves removing an existing structure or landscaping, we will remove it with heavy equipment and haul away the debris.
The next step is to prepare the area where concrete will be poured. This begins with compacting the sub-base. Then hauling in base material (class 5) and compacting it to a depth of several inches and ensuring it is set at a proper slope to encourage water to run off and away from structures such as your home.
Wood or steel forms are installed along the edge of the entire area where the concrete will be placed for your new structure. These forms are staked down to hold the concrete until the curing process is complete and then removed easily.
Once forms are in place, it is time to pour in your new concrete. A ready-mix concrete truck will arrive at your property, and depending on the placement of your project, the concrete will be poured from the truck into the new space if located in the front. If your new stamped concrete is going to be installed in the backyard, the concrete may be brought manually with wheel barrows. As it is poured in, our crew will move around and smooth out the concrete to ensure an even surface.
The concrete is leveled out and edges made to look uniform. Then our crew will screed out the surface and use hand trowels to even out the hard to reach areas and along the edges.
Once the new concrete surface has been prepped, our crew applies the stamped finish on top your new concrete. At completion of the finishing process, joints are cut into the newly poured slab to allow for movements caused by temperature swings and shrinking of the concrete when drying. Next, the curing process takes place and usually lasts about 28 days, with the first week being the most critical. At project completion, our crew will provide you with a timeline of recommendations for walking, sitting and other use of your new stamped concrete patio, driveway or walkway.
Stamped concrete is one of the best methods to obtain the desired look for your patio, driveway or walkway at an affordable price. In addition to being a budget friendly option for a hardscape project, stamped concrete allows you to achieve a truly elegant and unique appearance to your home and outdoor space with unmatched long term durability. Pair that with the endless color and texture choices, and you have a recipe for the best looking driveway or patio in the neighborhood. If you have additional questions about our stamped concrete installation process, or would like to schedule a consultation for your next project, call us today at (612) 386-0783 or request a quote and our staff will be in touch shortly.