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Comparison Chart: Stamped Concrete Driveways versus Other Paved Driveways

Stamped concrete is a popular finish for driveways that stands alone in terms of design and pattern versatility, longevity and performance, ability to be customized, and cost. When compared to other paving materials, such as asphalt, natural stone, and precast pavers, stamped concrete proves to be a valuable option that offers numerous advantages. Use the chart below to compare stamped concrete with other alternatives.

Asphalt Natural Stone Precast Pavers Stamped Concrete

Available in an array of patterns and colors
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No No Yes Unlimited

Longevity and performance
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Poor Good Good Excellent

Speed of installation
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Fast Slow Slow Moderate

Ability to customize
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No No No Yes

Special maintenance requirements
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Annual seal coating Removal of weeds and moss that grow in the joints; refilling joints with sand as needed. Removal of weeds and moss that grow in the joints; refilling joints with sand as needed. Resealing every few years or as needed to protect the surface from stains and maintain color vibrancy.

Average cost per square foot installed*
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$2 - $2.50 $25 and up $4 - $20 $6 - $20

*Source: Bob Harris' Guide to Stamped Concrete