WHAT DOES STAMPED CONCRETE COST?
Stamped concrete can be expensive depending on the costs for materials and labor in your local market and the complexity of the job, but the old adage, "you get what you pay for," really holds true. With stamped concrete, you’ll get a surface that lasts longer and requires less maintenance than most other materials, which can add up to big savings over its lifetime. You’ll also add curb appeal and aesthetic value to your home, allowing you to maximize the return on your investment. Basic stamped designs with one color and pattern run $8 to $12 per square foot, mid-range jobs with borders or contrasting patterns can be $12 to $18 per square foot, and high-end custom projects $18 or more per square foot. For more pricing information, see our stamped concrete
will usually cost considerably less than installing natural stone surfaces; and although some lower-end paver options may initially have a lower price than stamped concrete, they may end up costing more in the long run for maintenance, repair or replacement.
Natural stone patterns such as slate, flagstone, and fieldstone are the most common, followed by brick, cobblestone and wood. Patterns can be pressed into the concrete even in complex projects with steps and fountains.
Is more affordable than natural stone, brick or pavers
Enhances outdoor spaces and adds to your home value
Offers nearly limitless pattern and color choices
Slip resistant when treated with a non-skid additive
Is durable and long-lasting
Easy to maintain when sealed
Not very DIY friendly
Can develop minor cracks
Needs periodic cleaning and resealing
Can be damaged by freeze/thaw cycles and deicing salts
Repairs can be difficult
Read on to learn more about each of these pros and cons and how to get your own stamped concrete installed.