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Walla! Concrete is a Dumping

Here it is, pouring mud. After the initial set up of forming and grading we pour the concrete. This is a stamped mix with color added. The color is a pigment we add into the ready mix truck after it arrives on site. The manufacturer designates how many pounds of pigment is added to each yard.…

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Landscape Ideas/Concrete Sitting Wall-The Pour

This series of pictures shows us pouring what I call a sitting wall. What a job. The wall is formed around a 125 year old maple tree. The wall is a monolithic pour. That means the footing, wall and bench top are all poured at the same time. The key is the footing. How do we…

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Concrete Sitting Wall Framing- The Beginning

This is a job we started about two weeks ago. I collaborated with the owner on the design and layout. Here we have decided to use block as the retaining wall/sitting bench. There is approximately 80 feet of wall. There are going to be two patios an upper and a lower. As you can see…

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Concrete Counter Tops by Concreteva.com

Stamped Concrete and Concrete Counter Tops How do these two items go together? They go together in a couple of ways. Stamped Concrete takes a lot of dedication. First is the pride of our work force. Stamping concrete takes a lot of focus and dedication from our employees to do the job correctly. Details, details,…

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Stamped and Textured Concrete Patio

Stamped Concrete Patio Stamped Concrete Patio with texture and to add a little pizazz to it we saw cut the concrete into 4 foot squares. Stamped Concrete Patio or Textured Concrete are two of your choices. There are hundreds of Stamped Concrete to chose from. The texture in this Stamped Concrete Patio photo is slate.  The texture…

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Stamped Concrete Close Up Picture

  Stamped Concrete looks nice. Look at the detail and color variations you can get with stamped concrete. This is called Yorkshire Cobblestone, we use this stamp for driveways, patios, sidewalks and sometimes as accents. I like the stamps that we use, they have realistic textures and are top notch. There are a ton of stamps on…

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Stamped Concrete Patio and Fire Pit

Stamped Concrete Patio and a Fire Pit. Oh yea, it is only the beginning for you. What I mean by the last statement is the fun starts after your patio and fire pit are done. Oh, let me see, two, three days tops and you can have this in your back yard. Perfect for any…

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Stamped Concrete What is the Cost?

I can almost with a fact tell you that stamped concrete is less expensive than pavers. I do know a little about the cost of pavers, but being that concrete is my business there may be someone out there that will tell me hogwash, this, that and the other. I just got off the phone…

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Stamped Concrete Richmond Virginia

Another Stamped Concrete patio in Richmond Virginia. Large Slate is a very nice stamp. It gives you random pattern and some straight lines. You wouldn’t think that the lines were important. The straight lines are important because it allows us to hide the saw cut we do to reduce or eliminate cracking. I Love the…

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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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