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. The color in the concrete will serve as the base color for the stamped concrete. Once we begin finishing we will add a second color for highlights and gradients. The guys on the left are waiting with their cum-a-longs to spread the concrete brought in by the buggy. Once the concrete is spread we will than straight edge the concrete to the proper elevation. After screeding we will bull float the concrete. The bull floats smooths and brings the “cream” to the top. This will allow for a better stamp job.