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07494186207 / 08009 991383

sales@concretesolutions.co.uk

DRIVEWAYS

SPECIALISTS IN PATTERNED CONCRETE PATIOS IN MID WALES & SHROPSHIRE

Make the perfect first impression when welcoming guests and visitors to your home or business with a patterned concrete driveway.

A low-maintenance outdoor flooring solution that provides durability and versatility in a style of your choice, imprinted concrete can help you rejuvenate and enhance your property.

At Concrete Solutions, we provide professional patterned concrete driveways, entrances and parking spaces to properties in Mid Wales and Shropshire. All starting with a free site visit and consultation, our experts have over 20 years of construction and groundworks experience; and are ready to help you design a bespoke patterned concrete driveway to make your property stand out.

Allowing you to customise your space in a multitude of ways, from colour, pattern, special features, borders and more, you have the freedom to create a style that is unique to you.

Whether it is a driveway with a modern look that accentuates the contemporary design of your property or a traditional cobbled stone look that is in keeping with your period building, you have complete control to imprint your personality on your design.

On a functionality level, we plan the layout and design of all driveways around the existing infrastructure, features and legal requirements for drainage. Capable of disguising any drainage systems or manhole covers, we plan these into your design using bespoke recessed lids. These lids blend into the surface with the same imprinted pattern and have a minimal visual impact whilst still providing full functionality.

All of our imprinted drives are then professionally sealed for long-term protection from the environment, with a non-slip surface and weatherproof properties.

So confident in the professionality of our work, we offer a 5-year guarantee on all patterned concrete driveways as standard. This also comes with the added bonus of reduced resealing rates for the future to ensure that your drive’s surface is always in impeccable condition.

Find out more about how a patterned concrete driveway can transform your property by getting in touch for a Free Consultation Today!

Customise Your Drive

Choose The Colour, Pattern, Special Features & Borders Of Your Driveway.

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Explore Concrete Solutions Portfolio Of Patterned Concrete Patios.

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CREATE YOUR BESPOKE DRIVEWAY

Grand Ashlar

Steel Grey and Charcoal

Split Rubblestone

Brick Red and Charcoal

Lakeland Cobble

Platinum Grey

Textured SKin

Dove and Silver Grey Mix 

At Concrete Solutions, we offer a wide selection of patterned concrete finishes for both domestic and commercial driveways.

Allowing you to customise the colour, style and layout of your patterned concrete design to enhance your property’s aesthetic. Start creating your dream patterned concrete driveway today.

Grand Ashlar

Steel Grey and Charcoal

Split Rubblestone

Brick Red and Charcoal

Lakeland Cobble

Platinum Grey

Textured SKin

Dove and Silver Grey Mix

HOW WE INSTALL PATTERNED CONCRETE DRIVES

Want to know more about our patterned concrete installation process? Watch our expert team at Concrete Solutions lay a patterned concrete patio right in front of your eyes with our time-lapse video.

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Patterned Concrete Driveway On Your Property?

Increase The Value Of Your Property Icon

Increase value

Patterned Concrete can add curb appeal and improve the aesthetic of your property.

Increased Longevity

Essentially a concrete slab, you don’t have to worry about settling or shifting over time.

Minimal Maintenace

Easy to look after, all patterned concrete requires is pressure washing twice a year.

Fully Customisable

Add your personal style by choosing the colour, pattern, special features and borders.

Resistant To Weeds

No gaps for grass and weeds to grow through, keeping your drive or patio looking tidy.

Totally Weatherproof

Resistant to all weathers, without fading to the colour or shine of your patterned concrete.

Increase The Value Of Your Property Icon

Increase value

Patterned Concrete can add curb appeal and improve the aesthetic of your property.

Increased Longevity

Essentially a concrete slab, you don’t have to worry about settling or shifting over time.

Minimal Maintenace

Easy to look after, all patterned concrete requires is pressure washing twice a year.

Fully Customisable

Add your personal style by choosing the colour, pattern, special features and borders.

Resistant To Weeds

No gaps for grass and weeds to grow through, keeping your drive or patio looking tidy.

Totally Weatherproof

Resistant to all weathers, without fading to the colour or shine of your patterned concrete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about whether a patterned concrete driveway will be suitable for your property? To help you out, we have answered the most frequently asked questions we receive about our patterned concrete driveway services. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to Get In Touch.

Does a patterned concrete driveway get slippy?

The most common concern we get is the slipperiness of a patterned concrete driveway when in reality, it is typically less slippy than a standard broom-finish concrete drive. In rare cases where a smooth stamp is selected, then naturally when wet the surface can become slightly slippy.

However, at Concrete Solutions, we advise that our clients choose a textured stamp style rather than a smooth stamp to help provide extra texture and grip to the surface. In addition, we also add an invisible slip-resistant material to the sealant layer. This again provides extra grip and anti-skid characteristics to prevent your driveway from becoming slippy when wet.

We also advise all of our clients with patterned concrete driveways to take care when it is icy, as you would with a standard driveway and to help, we can provide concrete friendly salt for your driveway if required.

How many years will a patterned concrete driveway last?

If installed, maintained and treated correctly then patterned concrete driveways can last for over 30 years. At Concrete Solutions, we are so confident in our professional concrete laying services that we provide a 5-year guarantee as standard on all projects. In addition, the concrete we pour includes materials that provide extra properties, such as frost protection, to the slab in order to help prolong its lifespan.

For maintenance and treatment, it is suggested that you clean your driveway with a power washer every 6 months and a professional resealing every 3-5 years. As a bonus to our loyal customers, we offer a reduced cost per square meter on any resealing work for drives we have laid.

 

How often do I need to reseal my patterned concrete?

The industry guidelines suggest that you need to reseal patterned concrete every 3 to 5 years to ensure that it is protected.

We recommend you reseal your patterned concrete every 3-5 years depending on exposure to sunlight and the amount of traffic. This will keep your concrete surface protected, colour bright and give a new shiny look. 

When can I park my vehicle on my new imprinted concrete driveway?

From start to finish a new driveway will typically take the Concrete Solutions team 10-12 days. This will include the application of the protective sealant layer which will be the last treatment on your new driveway. 

It is advised that you wait at least 24 hours before walking on your new driveway and up to a week before a vehicle can be driven or parked on top. This allows the patterned concrete to fully set and form, reducing the risk of cracking as it adjusts to the environment.

Does patterned concrete ever crack?

As with all concrete pours, there is the possibility that upon setting changes in the surrounding environment can cause cracks to appear. At Concrete Solutions, our team have years of experience in professionally pouring, setting and sealing concrete. To add to this experience, we implement several control measures to ensure that the risk of cracking is minimal, especially in the most vulnerable areas.

These begin with the planning process, ensuring that the design and layout of your driveway to provide the highest level of structural stability. Next, we install a plastic base layer that allows for movement during expansion and contraction as your new drive settles in its new environment. Then, in our concrete pour, we only use the best poly fibres and a low water-to-cement ratio for the highest-quality finish.

Trusting the quality of our work, all of our patterned concrete driveways come with our free 5-year guarantee as standard.

How to maintain a patterned concrete driveway?

It is recommended that you power-wash your drive at least twice a year in order to remove any surface-level dirt or stains. Doing this will help ensure that your patterned concrete maintains its colour and shine for longer whilst also helping preserve its lifespan.

We also recommend that you DO NOT scatter salt or sand on your driveway under any circumstance. These can damage the top sealant layer, leaving the concrete exposed to the elements and at a higher risk of cracking.

For the long-term sustainability and look of your drive, the guideline is that you should get your patterned concrete resealed every 3-5 years. At Concrete Solutions, we offer reduced rates on all resealing projects for patterned concrete that we have laid.

Do I need to be at my property for the patio installation?

As we work on the outside of your property, you are not required to be at your property for Concrete Solutions to lay your new patterned concrete driveway. However, as we tend to start work early in the morning, we typically greet our clients in the morning before they leave the house.

Our friendly team are always approachable and respectful, with a core value of ours being to treat every property we work at as if it were our own.

That is why before we begin any project, we always take precautionary measures, such as laying plastic sheeting to prevent concrete splashes and staining from powders. We also clean all of the windows and doors surrounding our working area each time we leave the property.

In rare cases where we may need access to your property, we will discuss this privately with you.

Is the installation of a patterned concrete driveway a messy process?

The way in which patterned concrete is laid includes a wide range of materials including a concrete pour and different concrete powders carefully scattered over the top. This can be a slightly messy process, however, at Concrete Solutions, we always take several measures to keep your property tidy throughout.

Treating each premises as if it were our own, we pride ourselves on our tidiness and how we typically leave the site of each project cleaner than when we arrived. Including laying plastic sheeting to prevent any concrete splash marks or any staining from the powders, to cleaning down all the doors and windows in the area when we finish.

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Free Visit To Your Property To Discuss Your Needs

Our patterned concrete experts will arrange a free site visit to your property to discuss your plans and ideas.

Expert Guidance On Layout, Style & Patterns

Our professionals at Concrete Solutions will be happy to help you design and style your new patterned concrete.

5-Year Guarantee On All Patterned Concrete Projects

We provide a comprehensive warranty of five years on all patterned concrete driveways and patios.

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At Concrete Solutions, we regularly sponsor and donate to local events, sports teams and individuals.