Yes we know concrete has a bit of a bad rep when it comes to good looks. Early concrete buildings, particularly in the 60s and 70s failed to take into account the effect of weathering on the tiny amounts of mineral oxide present in Portland Cement - one of the key ingredients in concrete. The result was a generation of battleship gray buildings that looked even more drab and stained whenever it rained. We've come a long way since then, however, and it is now part of the beauty of concrete that it not only provides structural strength, but can also look beautiful. Architectural concrete is where the concrete is not only part of the structure of the building, but also an aesthetic feature. It's been referred to reinforced good looks. If you're looking for concrete work that is truly architectural then you need to turn to the professionals since this requires an understanding of physics, working pressures, structural design, and good looks. That's a hefty combination of skills. Lucky for you Tampa Concrete Stamping brings them all to the party. So if you think that your property could benefit from the reinforced beauty of architectural concrete we are the people you need to speak to now.
Key to the concept of architectural concrete is the idea of reinforcement. If the concrete's job is not just to look good but also to hold a structure together then it will probably need reinforcement. There's an art to that however; reinforcement is more than just throwing some rebar in the mix. Since iron oxidizes and can react with other chemicals in the aggregate architectural concrete must be mixed by experts checking the concrete's composition and pH. Tampa Concrete Stamping are the concrete experts you can trust for the job.
Decorative concrete is usually a layer of flat concrete laid over the actual working structure of a construction and can be stamped or colored to any look you like. The good news is that in the hands of concrete specialists that same breathtaking range of colors and effects can be applied directly to the structural concrete itself if the architect knows that's what their desired goal is. If you're looking at building a structure and want the concrete to have a certain look, but don't want to clad it then call Tampa Concrete Stamping now and we can help you with the architectural concrete that will make it happen.
Did we mention we're called Tampa Concrete Stamping? Because there's a clue there. We can imprint any pattern you like onto your architectural concrete from simple lines and whorls to richly filigree style patterns. Let your imagination run wild and rely on Tampa Concrete Stamping to ensure the end result is as long lasting as it is good looking.
Stone, Cobbles Brick
The range of effects we can achieve with staining, coloring, and stamping literally has to be seen to be believed. So let us show you. Why have a drab gray concrete wall when you could have the appearance of slate, cobbles, natural stone, or red brick – without the cost.