Advantages of Pattern Imprinted Concrete For Your Patio Paving
When it comes to patio paving, there’s a variety of fantastic options available, and one of the best is pattern imprinted concrete (PIC). When it’s installed by professionals, this paving option can be both an extremely attractive and durable surface that can really make your patio stand out. PIC has become one of the most popular paving options for people who want a decorative and professional finish to their external hard standings. The demand for PIC is only increasing and to highlight how effective it can be for you, we’ve put together some key advantages right here...

It helps avoid any weed growth

If you decide to go with pattern imprinted concrete for your patio, you’ll be able to benefit from a product that does not allow weed growth in the same way that alternate surface materials such as block paving allows. In fact, PIC is pretty much impermeable, and seeing as though some of the most frustrating factors of a traditional paved drive are the weeds that can sprout through, this is a massive advantage.  This solid paving surface option prevents weeds, making maintenance incredibly simple. Keep in mind though that you will have to take extra care with drainage for the water to run off, as there will be no absorption. If you do need more drainage then a simple gully or channel drain will work wonders.

It’s incredibly long lasting

One of the most attractive advantages to choosing this surface option for your patio paving is it’s fantastic lifespan. When outlayed by experienced professionals, it should last you for as long as 20 years, providing you ensure it’s well maintained. Installation can be done with minimal disruption and any design or pattern should be able to stand the test of time. PIC is practically maintenance free and you’ll only be required to apply a resealing coat periodically depending on use. 

It has lots of diverse design options

Of course the main advantage of PIC is just how diverse it is in terms of the designs and patterns available to you. You can choose from quick and simple gravel or slate effects, to intricate circular designs which use different colours and effects, and much more. The more complex the design pattern, the more expensive it will be of course, but this will be a long-term cost-effective investment thanks to the durability and longevity. There will always be some level of customisation available even with the most basic of designs. It’s important to choose the right experienced specialists who can carry out the exact design you desire.  Decorative paving will not only make your life easy with weed free and low maintenance, but will also add value to your property and enhance its appearance. For your reassurance, Premier Surfacing will provide a transparent and detailed survey covering the total cost of the work to be carried out. Feel free to contact us with your requirements. We are happy to provide you with a free quotation.
Published: February 2021

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock