Stamped concrete can add a lovely effect to a garden or path. Despite the classy look it adds to your home, stamped concrete paving is affordable and simple enough that you can install it yourself. Have a go at this quiz to see how much you know about working with stamped concrete.
What is another name for stamped concrete?
both of the above
The consistency of the concrete used for stamped concrete is ______ than regular concrete.
Why does the concrete used for stamped concrete need to be thinner than regular concrete?
so it will not crack
so it can be molded
so it will dry quicker
What do you need to do before you start your stamped concrete project?
Order the stamps.
Get council permission.
Take time off work.
How should you mark the area in which you will be laying your stamped concrete?
Place random objects along the area.
Use a permanent marker.
Use corner stakes.
You need to dig out the area where you will lay the concrete. How deep should you dig?
half a foot
The concrete should be laid with a downward slope. What should the drop be for every foot of length?
What should you place in the dug-out area before you pour the concrete?
sheets of metal
What should you coat the forming boards with before laying them down?
Where should you begin pouring the concrete?
at the lower edge of the hole
in the middle of the hole
at the upper edge of the hole
What does "screeding" the concrete mean?
placing stamps in the concrete
painting the concrete
smoothing the concrete
How can you keep your concrete looking new?
Sweep it regularly.
Apply a sealant.
Don't walk on it.
In what sort of climate will you need to reseal your concrete more often?
Which feature of stamped concrete offers the most options?
What is the problem with coloring your concrete at home?
It can get very messy.
It might not turn out to be the color you thought.