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FAQs

Below are some questions our clients frequently ask us. If you can’t find the answer to your question, feel free to contact us today. We are here to help.

1. What is Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete involves pouring concrete and imprinting a pattern or texture onto the concrete before it completely dries. The imprint is designed to make the concrete look and feel like other types of materials, such as stone, cobblestone, brick, pavers, wood, or other surfaces. View our Gallery to see for yourself! 

Stamped concrete is different from pavers or similar surfaces because it is imprinted into a single slab of concrete. Pavers are sectioned pieces of concrete that are used to create a pattern. The process to create stamped concrete and pavers is not the same at all. There are no similarities.

2. Can it Get Too Hot or Cold to Pour Concrete in Minnesota?

Yes. Extreme hot and cold temperatures can make it difficult to pour, dry, and cure concrete. On hot, humid days, evaporation can drain the concrete of moisture too quickly. During the winter, the freezing temperatures can stall hydration. Concrete cannot develop strength or other properties under these conditions. The ideal temperature range for pouring concrete is 50 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. How Long Does It Take for Concrete to Dry?

You can normally walk on concrete within 24 to 48 hours. 

4. How Long Does it Take for Concrete to Cure?

Concrete can partially cure within five to seven days. However, it can take up to 28 days for it to fully cure. It depends on the weather conditions and the mixture of the concrete. We recommend waiting for at least seven to ten days before you put any heavy equipment on the concrete.

5. How Much Does Concrete Cost?

The cost of concrete is measured in square feet. When contractors provide the cost of concrete they may include the cost of supplies and labor. Contact us today for a free estimate of your project.

6. What Type of Maintenance Does Concrete Require?

We recommend you hire a professional cleaning company to clean the concrete at least once a year. You also need to reseal the concrete every two to three years. If you notice any cracks or crumbling of the concrete, then have it professionally repaired immediately. Do not wait.

7. What Qualifications Should I Look for in a Concrete Company?

A reputable concrete company should have the following qualifications:

  • Licensure, certification, and insurance
  • Demonstrable experience
  • Positive customer reviews (you can find these online)
  • Positive, recent references
  • A portfolio of past work
  • A professional website
  • An honest, accurate, and fair estimate
  • Some type of guarantee (warranty) of work performed
8. Why Should I Choose Concrete Over Other Types of Surfaces?
  • Concrete is affordable when you consider longevity.
  • Concrete can last 25 to 50 years with basic maintenance.
  • Concrete can handle extreme weight from large and heavy equipment.
  • Concrete is easy to design and shape.
  • Concrete holds up extremely well against the outside elements.

Request a Quote for Concrete Service

If you are looking for a professional concrete service for your home or business, contact Creative Concrete. We can meet with you on-site to discuss your upcoming concrete project. To find out more about our services or schedule a consultation, call us today at 612-414-7932, or you can fill out our contact form for a free estimate.

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