Pattern imprinted concrete when installed well, in good weather conditions by a competent contractor can provide an attractive and durable paved surface for a domestic driveway or patio.  You will get the appearance of natural products such as stone, cobbles, brick, slate, tile or even timber in a wide range of patterns and colour finishes, at a fraction of the cost and with a quicker installation time.  Pattern imprinted concrete is a solid product which should not allow weed growth through it in the way that concrete block paving and tarmacadam can, although it can support the growth of algae and lichens. Apart from resealing every three to five years pattern imprinted concrete is virtually maintenance free.