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Stamped Concrete: Increase Value Economically

Jun 29, 2010 | Techniques, Tips, Stamped Concrete

In this unstable economy, people are losing their homes to huge mortgages that they can no longer afford. Those who have managed to hold on to their homes are trying to update them, improve them and in effect increase the value of their home. This will help to make the home more desirable and easier to sell for a higher asking price in an attempt to make money on their initial investment. With the state of the nation, a house will have to possess some distinctive features in order to grab the eye and interested of the current home shopper.

A wonderful way to increase the value of a home is to add some cosmetic touches to the outside property.  However, when thinking of cosmetic improvements originality can bring scores of bills and the worry that the initial investment will not pay off in the end can weigh heavily. There are alternatives to spending a great deal of money. Do-it-yourself projects are helpful in saving money, but for large, specialty jobs it is without a doubt better to enlist the services of professionals like Concrete Solutions to make sure the job is completed properly.

Materials, labor, design consultants and more can make the homeowners head spin with anxiety over the cost and in worse cases cause them to abandon the project entirely feeling it is just not worth it. There is a much better way, and it is gaining popularity every day. It is called stamped concrete. This is an amazing alternative to using stone or brick blocks. Stamped concrete takes poured concrete and uses a stamp mold and color dyes in order to give the appearance of just about any masonry surface. Textures like flagstone, river rocks, Italian cobblestone and even wood appearance are only a few of the options available with stamped concrete, and it would be a challenge for even an expert to be able to tell the difference between this stamped surface the real thing.

The designs are classic to modern and the colors are infinite and actually used to protect the concrete from the elements adding beauty, distinction and value while at the same time protecting it. The economy, design, texture and color of this amazing option seems like enough to bring one over to stamped concrete, but if that still does not fill the homeowner with confidence, the fact that it comes with a lifetime warranty will. The gorgeous outcome of this inexpensive alternative will be the envy of friends and neighbors that have the same look with a much higher price tag and always running the risk of a loose stone or broken wooden plank. There is no need for replacement with stamped concrete, just the necessity to enjoy it.