Imprinted Concrete is also know as stamped concrete.
With any decorative concrete your choice of patterns and colours are endless so you can create truly amazing bespoke designs for your driveway or patio. We can create the look of any paving including blocks, sandstone, Indian stone, sets, cobbles and even marble.
Imprinted Concrete is a very specialised skill and is completely different to laying regular paving, this should only be done by highly skilled paving contractors. Please note that our Imprinted Concrete service is carried out by teams with over 20 years experience.
At Trojan we will only use the highest quality concrete for out Imprinted Concrete service, colour surface hardeners & sealants which all comply to the latest british & industry standards.
Our specialised teams have over 20 years experience in the installation & design and concret imprinting, so you can be rest assured your new driveway or patio is in the safest hands possible.
Yes, all concrete will crack therefore, all of our imprinted concrete driveways, paths and patios have crack control joints (movement joints) which are cut into the paving so we are able to control the cracking. We also will put in French drains where necessary to help with any more movement. The mix of concrete that we use is also a factor that protects the driveway against cracking and we use a special formulation of fine fibres and air entrainment in all our installations.
The surface of any decorative concrete can be slippy if it has not been sealed correctly. We use a high percentage acrylic sealant mixed with xylene so the sealant attaches it self properly to the concrete. We also use a anti slip gripping material in all our sealed paving.
Normally if it has been sealed correctly it should last 3 to 5 years depending on how much use the paving has and also how much salt has been applied to the surface by traffic. We recommend that you should reseal your paving every 5 years (by a professional driveway contractor) to keep it looking like new. We have recently sealed a driveway which was installed over 20 years ago and it's looks like it was laid yesterday.
Most driveways cost around the same price, block paving, tarmac, pattern imprinted concrete are usually around the same price because the same sub base is normally required. Remember the majority of the cost of a driveway or patio is the excavation and the labour of installing the paved area, not what you see on the surface.
This depends on what it is going to be used for. Typically, for foot traffic only, you will only require 75 mm. A driveway for light traffic will need 100mm, and for heavy vehicle use, there would need to be 150 mm of a least a c30 concrete mix.
It is Virtually weed free. There are only crack controll joints in the paving and weeds do tend to start to grow in them over time. There are no other joints like there are in block paving (between the bricks), or precast concrete paving slabs and natural stone. The sealant also protects the paving but you will always get moss, algae and lichens growing if you don't keep your paving clean.
Yes and unfortunately some company's do ...firstly they can cut corners as early as the preparation stage by using insufficient hard core or the wrong hardcore to the base. This will lead to the concrete heaving or cracking.
Secondly the mix of concrete is a high and costly specification, so once again the wrong concrete mixes can be used. Also, the CSH (colour surface hardeners) which are used on the surface of the concrete can be applied too thinly. Finally, the sealant which is applied to the surface of the concrete can be cheap and be applied thinly. Remember a cheap job is never the right job!
Trojan driveways install bespoke pattern Imprinted concrete paving through out Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire including these towns:
Leek, Buxton, Congleton, Sandbach, Biddulph, Kidsgrove, Leek, Crewe, Nantwich, Market Drayton, Stafford, Stone, Cheadle, Alton, Eccleshall, Windsford, Stoke-on-Trent, Madeley, Newport, Draycott, Trentham, Shrewsbury, Wem,Telford, Cannock, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Northwich, Macclesfield, Newcastle under Lyme.View Product Range
Thank you again Trojan, our new tamac driveway looks amazing! Great credit to Chris for coming up with the design of Indian stone feature and borders. Also the workmen, clean, tidy, punctual & extremely professional.Andrew Weston, Stoke-on-Trent
What a lovely transformation you have achieved, excellent job money well spent. Good to find a local and reliable company.Dr Ward, Sandbach
Brilliant job, very helpful right from the start of the project to the completion, the rubber driveway looks fantastic even better than we thought, highly recommend the rubber and your team!Tim & Sandra Bremen, Congleton
Glad to find a local paving company that offers a wide range of driveway options. Extremely happy with the high level or service. Our imprinted concrete patio looks stunning. Truly refreshing company.Nicholas Clayton, Kidsgrove
I'd like to start by saying thank you to Adrian for all the effort he has put in the driveway and patio areas around the property. The old English cobble sets really finish of the imprinted concrete, we are also delighted with the tarmac entrance he designed for us. All the workmen where very polite and professional.Mr & Mrs Cheadle, Newcastle Under Lyme