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Rock Salt and Yorkshire Cobble Stamped Concrete Driveway

Stamped Concrete Driveway Sometimes the right words don’t come to mind when blogging. I want to talk about our decorative concrete in ways that might help you along with your decision. I try to take pictures that will give you a better idea as to what the stamp and texture finishes looks like for your stamped…

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Stamping Concrete

Stamping concrete to say the least is not very exotic. It’s very messy! The concrete here is pliable enough to walk the stamp in. We also tamp the stamps in, but the stamp tamp is not needed here. The gray powder (in the blue bucket) is called release. The release does a couple of things…

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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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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 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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Exposed Aggregate Driveway Richmond VA

Exposed Aggregate Driveway in Richmond VA. Where do I start with this one. This finish is very popular, beautiful and also vilified. The vilification is generally because of neglect. You see, while this surface does not look like it, it is very porous. Let me explain a little bit. When we install exposed aggregate we rinse…

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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 Patio / Stone

                            If you like the look of stone, this might be the patio finish for you. While there are several stone stamps on the market this one is called Canyon Stone. The look of the surface imitates worn natural looking  stone. The…

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