Not long ago when you saw a concrete driveway it was the standard gray color that we have come to associate with concrete. Today though, as drive through different areas you will notice that homeowners are opting for something a little more decorative. They want their homes and the concrete that surrounds their homes to stand out and be a little different. Today you will see driveways in an assortment of colors. This color in concrete is the the result of dyed or tinted concrete.
Color in concrete can be achieved in a couple of different manners. Usually color is applied after the concrete has been poured and finished. In effect, the color is painted on to concrete. Another method is to have the ready mix concrete delivered with dye already mixed into the concrete mix. EIther method will work and will help to set your concrete apart from all other concrete in the area.
You may also notice that driveways and other concrete areas around homes look like they are brick or stone laid painstakingly to create a very special driveway or hardscape. Quite often, what you are actually seeing is stamped concrete. Stamped concrete, once it is dyed can take on a look that is entirely different from the concrete that we have come to know.
At National Ready Mix of Michigan we have all of the dyes that any homeowner could want for their new concrete. We also carry a selection of concrete stamps to help you achieve that very special look. Generally, we do not recommend that the average do it yourselfer take on the task of dying or stamping their concrete. This is a job that is better left to professional concrete finishers. We do offer to the average homeowner is the choice of deciding what colors they like and which concrete stamping designs they like. The homeowner can purchase the materials necessary for dying or stamping their concrete project. Whether the project is a large concrete driveway or something a little smaller. By having the materials on hand, the homeowner can be assured of the design they they will get when a professional finishes their concrete. Of course, if you have the skills to do it yourself, then by all means go ahead and finish your concrete driveway with tinting or stamping or both.
National Ready Mix can recommend contractors in the area that are reliable and who have the skills to finish your new driveway with custom color or with custom stamping. Have the contractor that you hire contact us to make arrangements for delivery of your ready mix concrete for your driveway though. When you specify that your ready mix be delivered by us, you're assuring yourself that your ready mix concrete is mixed the way that it should be mixed for the project at hand. When we deliver your ready mix concrete, we take into account many variables that can affect the quality of your concrete, such as weather conditions. We set your ready mix to the optimal pouring conditions.
You will also be assured of timely delivery of your ready mix. Having your ready mix delivered on time can save you a lot on your driveway project, whether you're doing it yourself or if you've hired a professional contractor. Time spent waiting for delivery is costly for a contractor who is paying their workers to stand around and wait or it can be costly emotionally for you and your friends if you plan on finishing your concrete on your own.
So whether you're planning on doing your new driveway yourself or whether you hire a professional contractor, whether your are opting for tinted concrete or stamped concrete, be sure that you are getting quality ready mix concrete by scheduling your ready mix delivery from National Ready Mix.
National Ready Mix 39000 Ford Road Westland, MI 48185 734-721-4056
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