Improving the look of one’s home or business can be a very exciting, but expensive investment. Upgrading the look of your home’s walkway can be a great way to spruce up the overall look of your home or business and increase its’ value. Although this can be quite pricey, there are many options available to help you achieve that expensive look without all of the cost. The latest options in concrete design have allowed for building owners to create intricate designs and bold colors with the existing concrete that they have on their property. Whether it is the addition of coloured concrete, stamped concrete or exposed aggregate, the possibilities are many when it comes to concrete walkways.
The idea of adding colour to a walkway may seem foreign to some. The notion of a walkway having to be a dull slate gray is no longer. The colour of a walkway can be used to enhance the look of your home or to add pizazz to an otherwise boring exterior. The concrete can be stained to almost any colour you can imagine by mixing different pigments together until they reach the desired hue. There are even ways to colour your walkway to look like stone, which is of course a much cheaper option than the actual use of stone.
Constructing a stone walkway can be very expensive, with a good quality stone costing on average of $17.00 dollars a square foot. An alternative is stamped concrete, which can create the same look as stone. The cost for having stamped concrete installed can run anywhere from about $8 to $12 dollars per square foot. That price of course increases with the level of design that is desired. As you can see, the technique of stamping can create that expensive look of stone or brick on existing concrete slabs for a much cheaper price.