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Pattern Imprinted Concrete driveway

About PIC (Pattern Imprinted Concrete)

Pattern imprinted concrete has been around a long time now and if it suits your requirements it is a great choice and fantastic addition to your home or property.

As well as being visually stunning, PIC is very hard wearing and impervious to weeds, however PIC is not for everyone and does have some drawbacks.

PIC can be very slippery when wet and ice can form very quickly in winter months making the area very hazardous. PIC can be sealed with an anti slip sealant to minimise this problem when wet but does not help in freezing conditions. PIC is best suited to areas with minimal fall. 

Main Advantages of PIC Driveways

  • Adds huge Kerb appeal 
  • Weed resistant 
  • Various patterns and colours to choose from
  • Very hard wearing
  • Value for money
  • Low maintenance

Main Disadvantages of PIC Driveways

  • Slippery when wet
  • Hazardous in freezing conditions
  • Surface should be cleaned and sealed every 12-24 months
  • Even the best installations can form hairline cracks

Annual Maintenance and Cost of PIC Driveways

PIC driveways are very easy to keep clean and are impervious to weeds. A properly maintained PIC driveway or patio will look great and serve you well year after year.

The best way to annually maintain a PIC driveway is to use a powerful jet wash to remove any dirt and contaminants. Once it is dry, roller coat or spray a quality high solid sealant over the surface.

Expect to pay around £5-7 per sqm to have a PIC surface professionally cleaned and sealed.

For reduced rates on maintenance check out www.powercleanuk.com or contact them on 0113 260 8970 to get an estimate. Be sure to quote your Buildadrive.com job number and receive a 10% discount.

Warranty With This Installation

Our PIC driveways come with a 10 year warranty. 

Examples of Pattern Imprinted Concrete

Avon Stone

Bideford Buff

Biscuit

Brick Red

Champagne Pink

Charcoal

Deep Red

Deep Tan

Lawn Green

Mahogany

Platinum

Plum

Pool Blue

Purbeck Stone

Rustic Sandstone

Sandstone Buff

Silver Grey

Slate Blue

Slate Green

Slate Grey

Steadman Buff

Steel Grey

Terracotta

Tudor Brown

Pattern Imprinted Concrete driveway

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Frequently asked Questions

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Is it safe for disabled or elderly use?

In dry conditions this surface is suitable but when wet and especially in icy conditions then the answer is NO. In winter months PIC should be travelled over carefully.
 

Are all PIC driveways slippy when wet?

Some PIC patterns offer more natural grip due to design than others . It’s worth taking this into consideration when making your selection.

Is there any way I can make the surface anti slip?

Yes; with the development of sealers and additives there are now really effective anti slip systems that can be added to your finished surface. This for us is a must and is always factored in the final cost. 
 

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