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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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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 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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Stamped Concrete or Exposed Aggregate

Stamped concrete or exposed aggregate is a question I get from a lot of customers. Each is a good choice of course. Cost is always a concern. I can say this, if your project has any size to it, the exposed will be less expensive. That may not apply to every where in the country,…

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Stamped Concrete Outdoor Kitchens

     If you like to cook outside this is the way to go. Just think about it, your friends and family are sitting back, relaxing, drinks in hand and you can do it all outside. No mess in the indoor kitchen and your able to enjoy the fresh air and open atmosphere. You are (your husband) up…

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Stamped Patio and Porch

Wow!! I Loved doing this project. Working with an experienced contractor, and I want to plug him here, James River Construction. Not only do they go out of their way to satisfy the homeowner, the owner of the company is great too. But as always the project does not come down to just the contractors. The homeowners…

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Stamped Concrete Ashlar Slate

I try to take good pictures for my blogs. Keep in mind, I enjoy photography and shooting, but I have to shoot 10 to get 1. This patio was done about 3 months ago. The homeowner chose the Ashlar Slate pattern. The pattern and color really fit in well with their house and lay out.…

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Stamped Concrete Pictures

                      I think this is a pretty good combination. We used the running bond brick as the border and the cobble in the field. Colors are Hayfield with a “brown” release. The brick matches the release color. Cobble is kind of a busy pattern as is the…

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