Traditional concrete molds have been around for decades and are used for several applications including pouring sidewalks, parking lots, parking garages, and much more. For traditional concrete pours, the molds are not high tech. Most concrete contractors use a combination of custom cut wood slates, drainage barriers, steel rebar, and other basic materials to manufacture their concrete molds on site.
Made up of construction lumber and steel spikes, these molds don’t look very fancy but in reality, have been planned by an expert or engineer and installed by skilled hands. Traditional concrete molds are engineered to handle the concrete pour without buckling and are easily removed once the concrete has cured.
Traditional concrete molds are low-cost, easy to put together, are strong enough for a variety of concrete applications, and readily available. You do have to be certain the wood is sealed to avoid rot or water damage and wood’s rigidity makes it unsuitable for curves. You can’t get very fancy with traditional molds, but you normally only need to handle straight lines and shapes.
Concrete contractors also use molds and stamps to make your concrete customizable or give it flair without a lot of extra money. Most concrete molds and stamps are manufactured from metal, wood, rubber, or a combination.
They can be built onto large-scale stamps or manufactured onto large drums rolled across wet concrete for a custom look. Concrete molds and stamps can help your concrete mimic brick, tile, pavers, and even wood.
If you’re replacing or repairing your commercial parking lot and are looking for something to help you stand out, consider concrete stamps and molds. They’re affordable, inexpensive, and can take your lot or parking garage to the next level.
Learning More About Concrete Molds
Concrete is molded through several traditional and new-age methods to make it more versatile than ever before. To find and make the right concrete mold match the job to the materials, get the okay from a concrete professional, and get the job done right. If you’re looking for a Denver Concrete Company with years of experience, who stands behind their work, Colorado Pavement Solutions would love to earn your business. Contact us today for a free estimate on your next concrete project.