Adding concrete hardscapes to your outdoor landscape is almost always synonymous with a modern and timeless look and is one of the most widely used materials for its durability and strength.
Momentous Impressions provides the following main features in concrete:
- Concrete retaining walls
- Concrete driveways
- Concrete walkways
- Concrete stairs
- Concrete patios
Concrete Colours and Finishes
Incorporating textures, colour and shapes adds variety to the overall attractiveness to concrete, which provides an effective way to include versatility to your landscape. Concrete is no longer considered drab and boring and long gone are the days of a limited grey palette.
After new concrete is poured, it can be stained with various rich colours and earthy natural tones that reflect the complimenting environment. To give concrete texture and provide extra durability it can be stamped with a desirable effect that replicates natural wood, stone or brick, among other finishings including brushed and smooth concrete, and exposed aggregate for a decorative effect. Teaking is the process of adding colour after concrete is poured, which will produce a different desired effect.
If your concrete driveway or concrete walkway is built into a high traffic area, we don’t suggest incorporating a slick finish; we recommend a stamped or brushed style for traction.
For additional appeal in your backyard, we can incorporate short concrete retaining walls to define your garden from your patio and highlight your multi-use spaces. These shorter walls act as a form of concrete edging and are not only aesthetically functional but utilitarian, too; they also act as a barrier to hold the garden soil from running onto your outdoor patio space.
Maintenance and Durability
Some people might prefer asphalt; however, our Momentous team would advise our customers of its vulnerabilities and flaws — specifically that it cracks easily and requires to be touched up every five to-10 years.
Also, paver stones are high maintenance (weeds grow in between) and every time you power wash your surface you’ll have to replenish sand in between the pavers. We will install your concrete driveway, patio or walkway on a proper base (including control joints) to help mitigate any cracking issues. We recommend sealing concrete surfaces every two to-three years to help protect it from everyday wear and surface stains.
Concrete is a Top Choice
The Momentous Impressions team is dedicated to ensure you get the best long-term value from the products we install for you. We don’t cut corners. We employ best practices to guarantee that you receive the longest most sustainable product and fewer deficiencies.
10 reasons why concrete should be on your checklist of top choices:
- Exceptional durability, longer lasting
- Lower maintenance, easy to power wash
- Can be expensive up front but less expensive to maintain; therefore, less costly overtime
- Can be reinforced to withstand heavy vehicles and more traffic
- We integrate low voltage lighting into the concrete for value-add aesthetics
- Options include hard or curved edges; it’s all about custom concrete solutions
- Better long-term value and ROI
- Appropriate drainage and proper sloping can be incorporated
- Concrete finishes lasts longer than other products
- Higher quality finish means higher quality look
Let’s discuss how we can best accomplish your concrete needs. We’re available to answer all of your questions about the concrete hardscapes that we provide to meet form and function, and enhance your landscape construction.