In the past few years, decorative concrete ideas in the form of stamped, stained, etched, stenciled, engraved, and other methods, has become the standard instead of the exception. And as decorative pours become more common as an element in most landscaping ideas, they will become more affordable.
Because of some of the preparation and application methods, it will most probably always cost more than plain gray concrete. However, within a few years, it should be within reach of most budgets.
There are quite a few decorative concrete projects and applications that can be considered as do it yourself projects. Some really are quite simple ideas. However, some applications that require special finishing tools, stamps, materials and large jobs will probably be best left to professionals.
For the home owner and do it yourselfer, stamping and staining concrete may be difficult in some areas as you would have to rent or borrow stamps and tools. It’s not practical to buy a set for one or two projects. Our own quality stamp sets cost an average of $2000.00 a set.
So exactly what kind of things can you do with concrete to decorate your landscaping?
Take a look at this page of how to do decorative concrete ideas. This incredible list of portfolios, pictures, how to do it yourself instructions, and plans is sure toÂ inspire some ideas of your own.
Even with all this, most folks don’t have a clue of what you can do with concrete. The list is practically endless and only limited by your imagination.