Are you looking for creative and cost-effective ways to design your backyard with pool decks, patios, and walkways? You may want to consider these 3 kinds of concrete work for your home: Salt Finish, Stamped Concrete, and Decorative Concrete. While you may think that all concrete is the same, different methods of treating and laying concrete can yield very different results that may surprise you.

Salt Finish Concrete

Salt Finish Concrete is a cost-effective way to dress up concrete areas that would otherwise look like plain, flat concrete. Salt Finished Concrete is made by pressing coarse salt rocks into the concrete after it has been laid to create a textured surface. The salt rocks are then rinsed away with water once the concrete has completely dried leaving divots that enhance the overall appearance of the concrete. Salt Finish Concrete can be skid resistant and is typically used to build swimming pool decks.

Stamped Concrete

If you’re looking to give your yard an elevated appearance without paying for building materials, then stamped concrete might be for you. Stamped concrete, which can be designed to imitate any number of patterns and materials, is made by pressing — or “stamping” — the concrete with a mold. This method of designing concrete is both incredibly versatile and more cost-effective than using the real stones that the concrete is designed to imitate.

Stamped concrete can mimic stone, wood, and other building materials.

Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is a style of laying concrete that involves coloring, texturing, molding, polishing, and applying decorative toppings such as other stones into the concrete. This style of concrete is an excellent choice for any area that calls for the strength and durability of concrete, without the boring, plain look of standard concrete pours. Decorative concrete can often be found in both homes and commercial spaces, on pool decks, and in garages.

J or J Welder Concrete Work

If you’re looking for concrete work for your home or business, give J or J welder a call. Our team of experienced contractors can help you choose the best style of concrete work to meet your needs and budget. Call us today at (702) 657-9300 to speak with our team.