Galveston Stamped Concrete Driveway Entailed Multi-Step Pour
Location: Galveston, TX
Project: Stamped Concrete Driveway
Installer: Stamped Artistry
Materials Supplier: Stamped Concrete Products
Total Square Feet: 7,000 sq ft
One look at this stamped concrete driveway and any contractor would realize that this was no simple project. Indeed, this 7,000 square foot stamped concrete driveway took an entire month to accomplish. When Stamped Artistry consulted on this Galveston,Texas stamped concrete job, the homeowners had a general idea of what they wanted for a driveway design. With Stamped Artistry enhancements, the circular area around the 15’ wide fountain became a grand focal point; the light-colored, smooth finished spokes in array from the center and the contrasting darker stamped design in between each. Thus, the final agreed upon design entailed multiple pours.
The first of four concrete pours was from the house up to the circular inset. Terra Cotta Color Hardener, from SureCrete Design Products, was broadcast over the concrete and worked in to acquire a rich, saturated base color. Walnut Powder Release, available in 29 other colors, broadcast over the concrete, provided an accent color and an easy release for the stamping mats which had Old Granite Stone Texture Finish. These sections were then decoratively scored with 36”x 36” diagonal squares.
The second pour was for the spokes and surrounding 6’ band. Almond Color Hardener provided the color for a light contrast.
The third pour was the areas between each spoke; they were stamped with a York-stone pattern. The variegated look of these areas was accomplished by using Almond Color Hardener as the base color and three colors of Powder Release (individually distributed) in: Dark Walnut, Charcoal, and Maple Wood.
The fourth and final pour completed the stamped concrete driveway and was treated in the same manner as the first pour. The Stamped Artistry team sealed each section upon its completion. The beauty of this multi-toned stamped concrete was enhanced and stain resistance provided with Sure Seal Super 30 Acrylic Concrete Sealer.