If you have been thinking of having a new walkway installed, there is a good chance that your first option was pavers. Not to say that there is anything terribly wrong with pavers, just that stamped concrete used for Washington walkways is actually a better choice. Now that you know that, it is to your advantage to learn why.
Choosing stamped concrete in place of pavers and natural stones is actually an environmentally-friendly choice. Although the process of stamping concrete is made to replicate the appearance of natural materials, including wood, stone, brick, slate, and more, there is no impact on the environment. Instead, your Washington walkway will only look as if it is made from a natural material. Because your new concrete walkway will probably outlast your home, no resources go to waste.
Enhanced safety is another reason for choosing stamped concrete for your walkway. When natural stone and pavers get wet, they get slippery. Therefore, during periods of rain and snow, or even early in the morning when dew is on the ground, someone could easily take a nasty fall. In comparison, stamped concrete can be applied to your walkways in such a way that makes the surface slip-resistant. This is accomplished by using the right products, technique or by adding aggregates or additives to the mix.
One advantage of stamped concrete that many Washington residents appreciate is that when applied to walkways and other outdoor surfaces, there is very little maintenance and upkeep. When properly installed and sealed, stamped concrete is strong and durable. If you are worried about small cracks showing up over time, which happens, you can always choose a beautiful textured pattern that will help hide them.
You also have tremendous color options specific to stamped concrete, something limited with natural stone and pavers. Whether choosing a product like Classic Texture or SunStamp, you will enjoy far more benefits with outdoor stamped concrete for the walkways at your Washington home than you will with the alternative solution.