Stamped concrete walk way

Stamped Concrete: An Affordable Makeover for Your Outdoor Areas

In the process of updating your outdoor space but can’t get over how dull plain concrete can be? Don’t spend a fortune on the purchase, haul, and install of stone or asphalt; consider stamping (or staining) your concrete! At Liberty Builders of Texas, our priority is to custom install the most energy efficient and maintenance free exterior products available. Stamped concrete offers a unique, affordable, and easy-to-maintain option for any outdoor project.

Not just for theme parks anymore! The value of stamped concrete presents itself over and over again in all types of projects from driveways and patios to theme parks and malls. And it’s no question why; along with the resilience of regular concrete, stamping adds a decorative touch making it an elegant and economical option when remodeling.

See for yourself the benefits stamped concrete offers in terms of performance, cost savings, and aesthetics.

Reduced long-term maintenance and care.
Over time, other surface materials such as pavers can become loose or settle, resulting in tripping hazards. Stamped concrete’s advantage is that it never needs resetting or replacing.

Less labor intensive than other surface materials.
It is more economical to pour concrete and apply a pattern than to haul and place individual paving stones by hand.

Increased longevity.
Your initial investment in stamped concrete is only part of the total equation. Concrete lasts longer than other materials, is durable in nearly every type of climate, and holds up better to traffic and wear.

Increases resale value of property.
Stamped concrete adds instant curb appeal and aesthetic value to a property. You can maximize the return on your investment by choosing stamped  over plain concrete.

More design options. 

You’ll be impressed with how much stamped concrete has to offer in terms of availability of patterns and colors. The options are vast and will add a unique and elegant flair to your home. You can choose a simple stamped concrete design that mimics brick or stone, or you can go with a more elaborate design with outlines, different colors, and multiple shapes.

Call Liberty Builders today for a free in-home consultation and upgrade your concrete today! 210-714-1655

(Source: StampedConcrete.org)

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Four Easy Steps to Finding a Siding Contractor

Choosing a siding contractor for your home improvement project is just as important as choosing the siding itself. You must look at their skills, references and what materials they are most comfortable with and have the most experience in using. Siding is a true investment for your home and you need to make sure the job is done correctly.

At Liberty Builders of Texas, we offer the most skilled and experienced professionals, the best and most appropriate materials for your siding project, and of course, solid references to back all that up. We are here to answer any and all of your questions, but you should also do your own research. Here are some things to think about when you want to get started looking for a contractor:

  1. Research: Take the time to research the siding material that best fits your needs. Once you have decided on the siding you desire, it is easier to narrow down your contractor choices by the materials with which they work best.
  2. Study: You willl need to study the local standards and authorities on what permits are required for which types of materials. You may find that there are limits to the kinds of siding you can install.  This step will also help you gauge the price line for each material and the labor involved to install it.
  3. Interview: Start interviewing contractors. You want to have a good working relationship with your contractor and have the utmost confidence in their ability to get the job done correctly and on time. Ask about their experience with the material you have chosen. Can they show you proof of insurance? Do they have good references? What about a warranty on their work and materials? Do they remove the old siding and how do they dispose of it? And of course, go through their estimates and contract with a fine toothed comb.
  4. Check: Lastly, check on what is taxable in their scope of work and ask about any hidden related fees.

At Liberty Builders of Texas, we are confident that we can meet and surpass your high standards. We work with different types of siding and strive to ensure that your choices match your style and will increase the value of your home along with lowering your energy bills.  You can rest assured that the professionals at Liberty Builders will work within your budget and keep you updated on all progress.  Just check our references! We would be honored to work with you.

(source: contractor connection)