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Imprinted Driveways

A pattern imprinted concrete driveway is a perfect alternative to block paving and flags for those who are looking for a low maintenance option. The downside to block paving and flags is that over time, the buildup of weeds and dirt can be problematic and these are some of the things that can be avoided with pattern imprinted concrete paving.

 

 We have many designs to choose from that will transform your driveway, paths or even your patio !

These are just a few of our designs that have over the years become our most popular.


If you are thinking of having a new driveway, patio or maybe some new pathways, look no further! ProLine-Eco Drives offers the most competitive, professional and personal service around.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete can be produced in a wide variety or colours. Below is a selection of the shades we can use to colour your new concrete patio, driveway or floor surface.


Look through our website at the wide variety of designs and colours that we offer. There are plenty of pictures of our work too ! When you deal with us you talk to the people who do the job - no salesmen !!

The colours shown below are specially formulated for use in the installation of pattern imprinted concrete where strong lasting colours are required.

NB: Colours are as accurately matched to the true colours as possible.

Please allow for variations between screen display and actual concrete.

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black5r

brown12r

 

black27r

black11r

brown17r

 

brownrs

brown1r

slate8r

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PREPARATION OF SITE

FIRST STAGE

The installation site is excavated either manually or with the aid of machinery. This is entirely dependent upon the condition of the existing driveway, patio or pathway.

Preparation takes between 1 and 2 days, however this may alter on larger installations, or installations that require more groundwork to be undertaken, i.e. removal of trees, bushes or shrubs, or the removal of an existing wall.

Once excavation of the site has been undertaken any manholes, gullies and drainage will be installed prior to the site being covered with MOT grade 1. The area is then levelled out and then compacted with a plate compactor.

The shuttering will then be positioned and fixed to the desired shape. All levels and falls will be checked at this point.

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO NOW

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THE POUR

SECOND STAGE

Once the weather permits the installation will be poured. The driveway, patio or pathway will be constructed with approximately 100mm thick concrete which is air entrained and has Fibremesh reinforcement added at the concrete batching plant. The concrete will arrive in a ready-mix concrete lorry and this is when all the action takes place.

The concrete is levelled and trowelled out using a trowel and bull float prior to adding the colour and release of your choice. The concrete is either poured with the aid of the concrete mixer or manually poured. This is entirely dependent on whether there is adequate access available.

The whole area is then printed with the design of your choice.

On completion of the printing and prior to leaving the area will be closed off using hazard-warning tape.

In cases where release powder has been used the area is brushed off, prior to cleaning with a power wash, which will expose the pattern imprinted concrete. The area in the meantime is dusty and care must be taken when walking on the area.

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APPLICATION OF SEALANT

THIRD STAGE

Before the seal is undertaken the area to be sealed is cleaned with the aid of a soft brush, blower and in some cases a pressure wash. This is ensures that any dirt, leaves, and or any other debris is removed from site.

Pattern and aligned expansion joints are then cut into the joints at the installer’s discretion using a diamond blade. The cuts are made where necessary in order to minimise the chance of cracking, and made within the pattern imprinted concrete to help disguise them.

The final stage prior to seal requires silicone in the expansion joints, manhole covers freed, and any other remedial matters to be dealt with (the area has to be thoroughly dry before the sealant can be applied).

The seal can then proceed adding that final touch to your new installation. Subject to the prevailing weather conditions the installation should take between 30 – 60 minutes to dry.

It is advisable not to drive on the area sealed for at least 24/48 hours.

Weather conditions do have a strong bearing on the whole installation. It may prevent the start date being adhered to, and may also delay the pouring and final completion of the driveway.

Colours

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Biscuit CM334 Brick Red CM315
Champagne Pink CM335 Charcoal CM314
Deep Red CM307 Deep Tan CM316
Lawn Green CM302 Mahogany CM313
Platinum Grey CM336 Plum CM301
Pool Blue CM325 Purbeck Stone CM306
Rustic Sandstone CM308 Sandstone Buff CM321
Silver Grey CM341 Slate Blue CM343
Slate Grey CM348 Slate Green CM343
Steadman Buff CM344 Steel Grey CM351
Terracotta CM320 Tudor Brown CM311
Bideford Buff CM317

Avon Stone CM357

Unpigmented CM300