Stamped Concrete Maintenance

While properly poured and cared for stamped concrete surfaces are built to last, seasonal maintenance is a crucial step to the longevity. Now that the colder weather is behind us it’s time to clean up our patios, pool decks and driveways and welcome the summer months!

Is your concrete surface in need of a reseal? Keep it looking as good as day 1. Take a look at this stamped patio poured 3 years ago. With a fresh coat of sealant, the beauty still holds true. Periodic sealing is the best way to protect your concrete from moisture penetration, staining, freeze-thaw conditions, de-icing chemicals, and abrasion. Get on a maintenance plan with us at Blackwater to properly maintain your decorative concrete annually.

Stamped Concrete Maintenance

Check out some other useful tips for keeping your concrete surface clean and clear.

  • Keep the surface free of debris by using a broom, leaf blower, or rinsing with water.
  • Exterior surfaces can be pressure washed or scrubbed with a mild detergent. For interior surfaces, wet mopping or dry dust mopping of the floor is typically the only routine upkeep needed.
  • Don’t allow debris to sit for long periods of time on an area of the surface.
  • There are a variety of ways to remove stubborn stains such as dirt, tire marks, leaf stains, and grease spots. In these cases, water may not be enough. This is when stronger cleaning chemicals or a power washing and scrubbing may be required. Read more about power washing, using chemicals to clean stains, removing oil on concrete.
One of the first patio’s we did 11 years ago. We just re-sealed again, looks like the day we left. Sealer is key!

Designing a Driveway That Fits The Landscape

Designing a Driveway That Fits The Landscape | Blackwater Designer Concrete

As landscape architect Tom Wirth would say, “Like a country road, a driveway should hold up under traffic and fit the landscape.”

Today, homeowners have a multitude of choices to create a custom driveway look that increases curb appeal and leaves plenty of space for any other driveway activities, such as a game of basketball or bike-riding. But, we always try and design a driveway that fits the landscape.

This could mean utilizing colors and materials that complement the surroundings, but it could also mean adding a sidewalk or retaining wall that pulls your entire front yard together.

Blackwater Designer Concrete recognizes that correctly designing and installing a driveway is more than just moving dirt around and pouring in concrete. That’s why we design driveways that fit your homes architecture as well as the landscaping that surrounds it.

Call today for your free consultation.

Large and Spacious Concrete Driveway in Northern Virginia

Large and Spacious Concrete Driveway in Northern Virginia, designed by the crew at Blackwater Designer Concrete.

Driveway designs play a big role in your home’s appearance. When you have a long or large driveway like these clients, the possibilities are endless!

Blackwater knew exactly what needed to be done to give this beautiful Northern Virginia area house a spacious concrete driveway leading a long distance to the street.

Large and Spacious Concrete Driveway in Northern Virginia, designed by the crew at Blackwater Designer Concrete.

The owner was extremely satisfied with this fantastic concrete driveway. Large and spacious, this driveway is perfect for multiple cars or a nice basketball game.

Let’s increase your curb appeal! Give us a call today.

Ashlar Slate with Borders

Freshly poured in this nice weather, Ashlar Slate with borders.

Front door entrance and driveway.

Stay tuned for completed pics!

Ashlar Slate with Borders