It all starts with planning and communication. You can see that in the photo. It’s beautiful. This does not happen by wishing of course. It is a matter of sitting down with the homeowners and getting ideas and interchanging thoughts.
The photo is a follow up of an earlier post we shot while the patio was under construction. The process was to pour the footings first. We then were able to lay the block. After the block was laid we formed and poured the block along with the sitting bench. With the walls up and poured this allows us to back fill the areas with stone and pouring of the stamped concrete. Then the stone is applied to the walls.
The sitting wall was formed using a chipped stone edge form. The upper patio is poured using a large slate stamp and for the lower area we used a salt texture and saw cut diagonally approx. 4′ on center. The transition height from the upper to the lower patio is about twenty inches.