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Concrete- Can’t Breathe, No Air

Did you know that concrete has air in it? Certain kinds of concrete have more than others. Interior concrete has air in it just from the natural churning and turning from the drum. Exterior concrete has air added to it by the concrete company. You only want so much though, because too much air can…

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Stamped Concrete Driveway

We stamped this driveway in Richmond Virginia in Henrico County. First we tore out the existing asphalt and then graded to four inches. The concrete is colored with a charcoal integral color. The release agent is a darker charcoal and of course the stamp is cobblestone. Finally we sealed it with a 30% solid solvent…

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Stamped Patio With A View

                      It’s just a small portion of the patio that you can see, but most importantly look at the beautiful yard you see from a beautiful patio. The patio is Ashlar slate stamp. Charcoal on Charcoal. We used a running bond brick border to tie…

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Stamped Porches and Steps

You may not be able to make it out in the picture on the left. It’s a mess. That is why we have jobs. We know how to fix and repair concrete. We tore out all the loose material on top of the original steps and look at the mess. On the right you can…

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Patio Ideas/Stamped Concrete

Basically it’s gray on gray. It’s a very popular color combination. It looks natural and the highlights of the dark gray release become part of the ashlar slate.  This all started with a blank slate. The owners steps came down to the Earth like so many do. They wanted a change.  This is what we…

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Stamped Ashlar Gray Richmond VA (Give It Time)

We did this stamped sidewalk this week. The concrete is so fresh that the colors have not come into play yet. This is a light gray integral colored concrete with a medium/dark release. I have something to confess. I have a hard time getting back to our jobs and take a finished photo. Oh, I…

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Let’s Pour Your Concrete Driveway

You would never know looking at it now. I should of taken a picture of the old driveway that was here. We tear out a lot of driveways. Some are asphalt and some are concrete. Then we pour them back how you want it. This customer wanted a medallion centered on the garage door. We poured the driveway…

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Concrete Curbing-The Long and Winding Cart Path

It was a beautiful day to take a picture. We had finished this curb just a few days earlier. Before posting the photograph this  morning I went to my editing program to re-size  the picture. I have always thought the picture was awesome with the landscape, color and all. Take a closer look. Look at the left side of the cart path. It’s not finished. This photo serves as, what…

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Concrete Curbing Blending in with the Landscape?

  I wanted to add another photo as to follow up on last weeks blog. This is another example of the concrete edging complimenting the landscape. This homeowner has some beautiful beds, but was having problems with  the grass creeping in the bed and the mulch escaping. With beds this nice the homeowners did not want anything to…

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Concrete Curbing is Part of the Landscape

Concrete Edging in the landscape! We can all work together can’t we? As you can see in the photo there are two types of curbing. One red and one charcoal. If done properly the curbing blends in with the rest of the landscape. That is my goal when I install it for you. It should not…

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