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    Default Concrete stamp mold

    Anybody know where i can buy a concrete stamp mold in SD area? I wanted to build a rustic type path through a jungle to a river and thought that would make the best finish. Maybe I'll give it a green colour. I am looking for rounded stone slab mold. Thanks.

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    For advertising rates please contact [email protected]

    Sorry this is "trolling for business"-free zone, unless you area paying advertiser; and even then only within reason.

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    Last edited by FireGuy; 10-12-2009 at 07:54 AM. Reason: Poster SPAM

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    Santiagoguy- you are wrong! I am not trolling for business but if you read my post, I am looking for a place that sells concrete stamps in the SD area???

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    Sorry this is "trolling for business"-free zone, unless you area paying advertiser; and even then only within reason.

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    Drake,

    You misread the post.

    The post is directed at Santiagoguy who answered your post with a solicitation for business from you which is not permitted unless he was a paid advertiser on this site. And no he didn't offer any place to buy concrete stamps.

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    Last edited by FireGuy; 10-12-2009 at 07:58 AM.

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    Default Concrete stamps?

    Gregg
    you should have indicated that Santiagoguys post was deleted for solicitation for business. The way it appears is you are informing me of trolling.

    By the way does ANYBODY know where I can get these concrete stamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake View Post
    Gregg
    you should have indicated that Santiagoguys post was deleted for solicitation for business. The way it appears is you are informing me of trolling.

    By the way does ANYBODY know where I can get these concrete stamps?
    Gregg, Moderator: Ph.D. Cambridge, Moderation Engineering

    Maybe someone can help the OP?
    Drake, what is a concrete stamp anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringobizadvisors View Post
    what is a concrete stamp anyway?
    A concrete stamp is a form (usually molded rubber, I think) which is applied to semi-set concrete thereby transferring it's contours to the surface of the concrete. It is usually a repeating pattern which can be continued to make a concrete walkway resemble a flagstone path or a path made of pavers, etc. It is often combined with concrete dyes to make the surface resemble the desired effect in both shape and colour. Used most often but not exclusively for pathways.

    Examples - www.cadillacconcrete.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy View Post
    A concrete stamp is a form (usually molded rubber, I think) which is applied to semi-set concrete thereby transferring it's contours to the surface of the concrete. It is usually a repeating pattern which can be continued to make a concrete walkway resemble a flagstone path or a path made of pavers, etc. It is often combined with concrete dyes to make the surface resemble the desired effect in both shape and colour. Used most often but not exclusively for pathways.

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    Ahh, then I would imagine the OP can get one from one of the large pourers like H Moya, Tavares, etc. Not sure, just need to call around and ask. Knowing DR, perhaps jump in the car and go down there is more effective.

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    Drake, I don't know of a source who sells the stamps in the DR.
    However, I looked into it in Spain years ago. It is an item which is mostly made by or for companies which franchise the business idea.
    Have you ever done it?
    When we looked into it (we had to find a "paving" solution for 8000sf.), we learned that for each pattern you need not just one interlocking hard rubber stamping mat, but several, so to be able to stamp 10x10ft to 12x12ft segments at once to get an even pattern. It takes quite some experience to catch the right window of opportunity in the concrete curing progress not to sink in the "mud" and to still create a good pattern. Contrary to what is seen around here, the correct staining technique is not to paint the finished hard product, but to stain the top layer of the still wet concrete before applying the molds. That too, is a technique which needs some testing to get a good, not grayish nor over colored result which goes deep enough into the concrete so that wear will not show in the first two months.
    Yet it was the cost which finally turned us away, paired with the risk of poor and difficult to repair aging. Concrete slabs to tend to eventually crack here and there... especially in regions with earth movement. Given the size of our project at that time the acquisition of the stamping mats was not really a big item in the equation.
    I don't know what project you have in mind or if you plan to go into business, in which later case I'd suggest you look for a quality provider in the US.
    Our project included a large parking lot, leading into a drive-thru 3-car garage and paths and ways throughout the property. We finally settled for colored city traffic graded concrete pavers... the look we tried to imitate. Actually, we wound up with the "real" stuff for about the same price in materials and similar but fool proof (re-doable) installation effort, a more service-maintenance and repair friendly finish and a durability which by far surpasses stamped concrete. The result was stunning and people visiting that property rave about the looks.
    There are companies in the DR which make decent quality pavers. But I don't know their pricing.

    Just some thoughts I thought I'd share with you...

    And some pictures of the finished result using pavers too:

    Parking lot:




    Paths and ways around the home:




    Round shaped layout of small pavers (the same was done around some large palm trees):





    ... J-D.

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    Default Jungle path options?

    Thanks JD for the good advise
    Im just looking for a rustic finish with something different to a flat finish for a 100m x 1m wide path that would link our back gate to a river. Im thinking of putting concrete slabs on the flat parts. I want to see how i can match it all without looking like a mess. Im going to check Hache and Americana for the stamps. do you think that I am better off going for prefab concrete steps and slabs then inventing with stamp molds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake View Post
    Thanks JD for the good advise
    Im just looking for a rustic finish with something different to a flat finish for a 100m x 1m wide path that would link our back gate to a river. Im thinking of putting concrete slabs on the flat parts. I want to see how i can match it all without looking like a mess. Im going to check Hache and Americana for the stamps. do you think that I am better off going for prefab concrete steps and slabs then inventing with stamp molds?
    The Drake,

    Here is the company in Santo Domingo where you can find all that you need.

    Regards,
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    Industrias Aguayo de Construccion, CxA

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