What is concrete engraving?
We use a diamond blade to engrave designs into the concrete before carefully cleaning and priming the surface. Then, using oxide based paints and stains, we hand paint a faux finish to mimic natural stone or tile of your choice before sealing the entire surface. Visit our Process page for more detailed information.
How long does it last?
Concrete is more durable than actual stone, there is no need to worry about loose or cracked pieces. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout. We have jobs with no visible damage or fading after 15 years. It should last as long as your concrete.
How thick is it?
There is no thickness added at all. Unlike toppings or overlays, engraving is a permanent treatment that won’t wear away or lose bond because the patterns are carved into the concrete rather than applied on top of it.
How long does it take?
The concrete transformation will take several days to complete depending upon the size of the job and weather conditions. Cleaning and preparing the concrete surface is key to the longevity of the finishes. A standard sized driveway or patio can generally be completed in under a week
Can anything be done with cracks?
Cracks, if not too large, can be easily disguised with little or no repair. For more noticeable cracks we will repair them before painting. However extensive concrete damage may need more work – we can recommend options once we visit the project site.
What kind of maintenance is required?
Engraved concrete is very low maintenance; basically all you need to do is wash it down with your garden hose periodically to keep it clean and free of abrasives.
What color options are available?
There are well over 1200 colors to choose from. With the uses of stains and faux finish, you can achieve just about any hue imaginable.
Will the colors fade with time?
Sometimes colors may get a little darker over time, engraved bricks or tiles naturally take on an antique or used brick appearance. Most people find this to be a very desirable look.
Do you guarantee your work?
We pride ourselves on our customer service and satisfaction. Our attention to detail and workmanship is unmatched. We stand by our work.
What design options are available?
With this process the designs are virtually unlimited. We have many popular designs to choose from or you can show us what look you are interested in. Please check our Portfolio page for more ideas.
How does it stand up to weather?
Concrete is an extremely durable material and can withstand all sorts of harsh weather conditions from harsh sun and humidity to cold. We use special oxide paints that resist fading and apply a clear long lasting sealer that will protect your investment for years to come.
What happens if the concrete gets chipped or damaged?
Although the surface should not chip under normal use, most damage can be masked and matched using our touch up process.
What about oil, rust, or tire marks?
Most stains or marks can be easily washed away with simple soap and water
How much does it cost?
Each job is unique – we would be more than happy to come out and estimate your project. Just call us or send us an email to request a quote.