Monthly Archives: August 2012

How Not to Repair Stamped Concrete

After the dark days of winter in Seattle, (and by winter, I mean October through June) Seattleites want to get out and enjoy summer, which is usually confined to the months of August and September, as July can be hit or miss weather-wise and is basically considered ‘fall.’ Patios, particularly ones finished with stamped concrete tend to be covered in lots of mildew and grime that has settled into all the low spots with the help of all the rain, and has essentially turned into its own form of concrete once dried out by the sun. With newer stamped concrete, pressure washing will remove this and bring back that beautiful color you desired when you chose decorative concrete in the first place. In other cases, the weather and wear may have taken its toll and the beauty is gone. So lets talk about what not to do.

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