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Why Should I Use Stamped Concrete Instead of Stone?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Winter weather is definitely still with us, but would you believe it if we told you that spring is little more than a month and a half away? Now is the time to start planning your outdoor home improvement projects that you’ve had to put off over the winter. Adding a walkway or patio to your home is a great renovation that can really give a new look to the exterior of your home. If you’re looking to put in a patio or walkway, the next question you need to ask yourself is: stamped concrete or stone? We say stamped concrete. Here’s why:

Cost

One of the first things you consider when planning a home improvement project is the cost. Stamped concrete is easily less expensive than stone, especially heavy stone such as slate. In addition to being less expensive to purchase, it’s less expensive to install, as contractors don’t need to return to apply a finish as they would with stone.

Durability

If it’s installed correctly and by a professional, stamped concrete can stand the test of the elements for many years. Concrete can be installed to allow it to move slightly to accommodate the winter freeze and spring thaw. Stone on the other hand is susceptible to ground movement, which can cause the joints to crack, opening up space for weeds to grow.

Customization Options

Concrete is essentially a blank slate, which means it can be customized with tons of great colors and pattern options, in a way that stone just can’t match.

 

stamped concrete patio

 

Having served clients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Virginia area for more than 20 years, Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete has established itself as a leading, reliable dealer for Increte Systems, Inc. We take pride in our ability to transform desired residential or commercial spaces while keeping costs at a minimum with our colored or stamped concrete.

Customer service and personal contact is foremost in our business plan. In order for us to retain the level of expertise we expect and you deserve, we place our strongest efforts in the geographical area of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Columbia, Frederick, Howard County, Montgomery County, Rockville, Towson, and Queen Ann’s County in Maryland. In Virginia we service Fairfax County and Loudon County. And we cover Washington D.C. as well.

Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete specializes in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland patio installation, installing Stamped Concrete patios from Baltimore and Annapolis to Washington D.C. and Springfield. But even if you are outside of our area of primary concentration, contact us and we will be happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.

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Curb Appeal and Stamped Concrete

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Curb appeal is the concept of how much visual appeal a house has from the curb where it’s seen by passersby. The curb appeal of your home has a huge influence on the first impression people have of it. This is especially important if you’re selling and trying to attract buyers. Homes that stand out and have lots of curb appeal are likely to entice buyers to come inside and see the rest of the home.

There are plenty of ways to increase the curb appeal of your home, but perhaps one of the most dramatic is the installation of a stamped concrete driveway or walkway. Though it’s not uncommon for a walkway to be something other than plain concrete, it will certainly increase the appeal of the home. It is, however, very rare for a driveway to be something other than your basic asphalt or concrete driveway, which means a stamped concrete driveway will really stand out and catch the eye. The addition of either a stamped concrete driveway or walkway will go a long way toward increasing the curb appeal of your home. Talk to Marrocco’s today about how we can help boost your home’s curb appeal.

 

stamped concrete curb appeal

 

Having served clients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Virginia area for more than 20 years, Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete has established itself as a leading, reliable dealer for Increte Systems, Inc. We take pride in our ability to transform desired residential or commercial spaces while keeping costs at a minimum with our colored or stamped concrete.

Customer service and personal contact is foremost in our business plan. In order for us to retain the level of expertise we expect and you deserve, we place our strongest efforts in the geographical area of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Columbia, Frederick, Howard County, Montgomery County, Rockville, Towson, and Queen Ann’s County in Maryland. In Virginia we service Fairfax County and Loudon County. And we cover Washington D.C. as well.

Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete specializes in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland patio installation, installing Stamped Concrete patios from Baltimore and Annapolis to Washington D.C. and Springfield. But even if you are outside of our area of primary concentration, contact us and we will be happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.

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Commercial Stamped Concrete Applications

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Looking to spruce up the exterior of your business? Stamped concrete is great for outdoor walkways and patios and is sure to give your clients a good impression before they even walk in the door. Here are a few commercial applications for stamped concrete.

 

Restaurant

If you’re a restaurant owner, you know how important décor is, both indoor and out. A stamped concrete walkway to the front door of your restaurant is a classy addition that’s affordable too. If your restaurant has outdoor seating, you could also consider a stamped concrete patio, which gives a nice ambiance to outdoor eating both during the day and at night.

Golf Course

Golf courses are filled with walkways. From the clubhouse to the driving range, to the putting green, golfers need a place to walk to get there. Stamped concrete outshines any plain concrete walkway and is just as affordable. Stamped concrete is also great for the patio outside the clubhouse, so golfers can relax after they finish up 18.

Small Business

Whether you rent an office space or see clients at your home office, stamped concrete makes a great outdoor addition. Stamped concrete tells your clients that you pay attention to the details.

 

stamped concrete

 

Having served clients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Virginia area for more than 20 years, Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete has established itself as a leading, reliable dealer for Increte Systems, Inc. We take pride in our ability to transform desired residential or commercial spaces while keeping costs at a minimum with our colored or stamped concrete.

Customer service and personal contact is foremost in our business plan. In order for us to retain the level of expertise we expect and you deserve, we place our strongest efforts in the geographical area of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Columbia, Frederick, Howard County, Montgomery County, Rockville, Towson, and Queen Ann’s County in Maryland. In Virginia we service Fairfax County and Loudon County. And we cover Washington D.C. as well.

Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete specializes in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland patio installation, installing Stamped Concrete patios from Baltimore and Annapolis to Washington D.C. and Springfield. But even if you are outside of our area of primary concentration, contact us and we will be happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.

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Why Choose Stamped Concrete?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Thinking about installing a new patio in your backyard? Or maybe a new walkway to the front porch? You’ve got some choices to make. One of the most important choices is your choice of building material. Stone or concrete? With stamped concrete, you don’t have to choose.

Stamped concrete is regular concrete that is molded and crafted to look like stone. The benefit of this is that you get the great look of stone at the great price of concrete. It’s no secret that stone can be expensive, especially for large projects. Stamped concrete looks just like your favorite stone at a much more affordable price. Plus, concrete’s durability means your new patio or walkway will last for a long time. Get the best of both worlds with stamped concrete.

 

 

Having served clients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Virginia area for more than 20 years, Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete has established itself as a leading, reliable dealer for Increte Systems, Inc. We take pride in our ability to transform desired residential or commercial spaces while keeping costs at a minimum with our colored or stamped concrete.

Customer service and personal contact is foremost in our business plan. In order for us to retain the level of expertise we expect and you deserve, we place our strongest efforts in the geographical area of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Columbia, Frederick, Howard County, Montgomery County, Rockville, Towson, and Queen Ann’s County in Maryland. In Virginia we service Fairfax County and Loudon County. And we cover Washington D.C. as well.

Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete specializes in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland patio installation, installing Stamped Concrete patios from Baltimore and Annapolis to Washington D.C. and Springfield. But even if you are outside of our area of primary concentration, contact us and we will be happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

 

How To Get the Stone Look Without Using Stone

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Lets say you want to make a new outdoor addition to your home. You might want a new sidewalk or walkway, or maybe a new patio or driveway. Stone works great for any of these applications, but there’s a pretty big problem with stone. It’s expensive! Cuts of stone don’t come cheap, and that can add up when you’re working with a large area.

The solution? Stamped concrete. Stamped concrete can be molded to look like almost any stone surface and it comes in a variety of colors. All of this at a fraction of the price. Stamped concrete technology is so good that you’ll be hard pressed to notice the difference. So, if you want to add a new stone addition but don’t want the stone price, consider the benefits of stamped concrete. Before you know it, you’ll have the stone patio you always wanted, at a price that won’t leave you stone cold.

 

stamped concrete outdoor

 

 

Having served clients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Virginia area for more than 20 years, Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete has established itself as a leading, reliable dealer for Increte Systems, Inc. We take pride in our ability to transform desired residential or commercial spaces while keeping costs at a minimum with our colored or stamped concrete.

Customer service and personal contact is foremost in our business plan. In order for us to retain the level of expertise we expect and you deserve, we place our strongest efforts in the geographical area of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Columbia, Frederick, Howard County, Montgomery County, Rockville, Towson, and Queen Ann’s County in Maryland. In Virginia we service Fairfax County and Loudon County. And we cover Washington D.C. as well.

Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete specializes in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland patio installation, installing Stamped Concrete patios from Baltimore and Annapolis to Washington D.C. and Springfield. But even if you are outside of our area of primary concentration, contact us and we will be happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!