Fall Concrete Maintenance

Fall has blown in and winter is quickly approaching. It’s important to maintain the upkeep on your concrete surface to ensure longevity.

Give your concrete surface a good cleaning. Clear off all the summer grim. Get our the pressure washer and with a mild cleaner rinse off any dirt.

The leaves are beautiful but can create issues if not tending to. Wet leaves can leave stains or marks on your concrete surface if they are left over time. As soon as the leaves start falling, keep your concrete surface clear of any debris.

If you haven’t already you need to properly seal your concrete. A sealer will improve the appearance of stamped concrete, prevent fading caused by UV rays, and protect it from stains and harmful chemicals. Continue reading Why You Should Seal Stamped Concrete

As the days and nights get colder we need to prep for the ice to follow. Be cautious with the solutions you use on your concrete surface. Concrete can be weakened when subjected to rock salt. While concrete is a tough and durable material, it can and will absorb water. When you put out rock salt to melt snow and ice, the salt dissolves the snow and makes a salt water mix that then enters the pores of your concrete.When the temperatures drop and the water freezes, the pressure of growing ice crystals within the concrete can cause spalling (the surface becomes rough and flaky, and begins to pit). On a low level, this can be purely cosmetic, but it can also result in structural damage. Consider using sand instead.

Give us a call or schedule a follow up to see how your concrete surface is hold up and discuss the proper maintenance options.

Guidelines for Cleaning and Maintaining Stamped Concrete

It’s that time of year.

End of summer clean up, fall maintenance and winter prep. Are you taking care of you concrete surface to ensure it lasts?

To go worry-free, get on a maintenance plan with us to properly maintain your decorative concrete annually. You can also freshen up on a few DIY tips to properly care for your concrete surface. 

Download our Maintenance Guide Here

Concrete that Looks Like Wood

Designer concrete that looks like wood, yes please! We’ve been creating more of this popular look for our clients. It’s a win, win situation! You can get the warm tones, look and feel that you want from a wooden patio but without the stress of regular maintenance, upkeep and eventual replacement that comes with a standard wood platform. Yes, they do have other options out there like, composite decking. But, it can get very costly and it’s not always accommodating for the land and area you have to work with. Concrete is built to last. With proper can and minimal upkeep you can design a patio, walkway, driveway, or outdoor living space that is completely custom to your wants and needs. You can work within a budget and still get the desired outcome. Check out the simple maintenance tips for stamped concrete here.

Discover your options, meet with us to see if a concrete surface is right for you, you won’t be sorry! Check out more stamped concrete surfaces here.

Concrete that Looks Like Wood

Wish List

Have you ever heard people talking about if you write it down, make a to-do list, a wish list, a design board; those things will happen? It makes you wonder if it really works. So, why not just do one of your own? What can it hurt? Create a list of what you’ve been wanting to complete, what you’d love to have, and how you envision it all if it were to happen. Once you’ve written it all out, step back and take a look. Is it doable? Can it all be done? The answer is most likely yes!! Don’t keep “talking” about what you want to get down, plan it out and let it happen.

Download our Wish List, write down your wants, must haves and vision, bring it to us and we can work with you to make it come to life!

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Wonderful World of Designer Concrete

Jump on board with the wonderful world of designer concrete! Your options are endless when it comes to working with concrete. We can create any design and pattern you wish for your space. Custom staining and hand-stamped patterns allow us to customize the look and function for each individual needs of our clients. We work with you during the design phase to create a layout that fits your exact needs and vision. Low maintenance, concrete is the perfect solution for a long lasting surface that is visually appealing while requiring minimal upkeep to ensure longevity.

Call us today to get your free estimate and we’ll discuss the exciting possibilities you can create.

wonderful world of designer concrete

Eliminate The Mess From Your Backyard

Eliminate the mess from your backyard. Do you find yourself getting frustrating when dirt and grass get tracked into your clean floors? Do you have dogs who like to dig, or use the bathroom in the same spot creating dead grass or concentration of unpleasant smells? Is your backyard space in constant shade, therefore create a forever damp area not usable for outdoor entertaining while also harvesting a breeding ground for pests, like mosquitoes? Do you simply hate yard maintenance?

The list of reasons could go on and on but one common factor is the solution. Creating a patio to fit the space you have can fulfill the solution for the source of frustration. A decorative concrete patio is visually appealing and creates a functioning space for any purpose. Another benefit is the simple maintenance. It’s easy to clean, it eliminates yard maintenance, and creates an outdoor entertaining space that can be controlled to the level of your comfort. Small or large, simple or complex in design; design a concrete patio surface that makes you happy!

Commercial and Industrial Concrete

Did you know we offer commercial and industrial concrete finishes? Don’t think just because you have a large space you have to settle for ordinary. Make your professional space attractive with designer concrete. No job too big or too small. We’ll work with you to determine the best design and pricing structure for your vision and budget. Please contact us today for a competitive quote for your next commercial project.

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Why You Need A Fire Pit

There are plenty of great reasons why you need a fire pit but, the most important reason is that you simply want it. Breezy summer nights create the perfect atmosphere for a cozy fire roaring in the background. A well built fire pit provides a safe surrounding that allows you to enjoy the comforts. A custom built fire pit creates visual appeal to any backyard patio. It provides a gathering place for lasting conversations and making smores!

While you are planning out your perfect patio design, consider how a fire pit will enhance your area. While fire pits are always a crowd pleaser, if not built correctly they can be more of a danger than an enjoyable piece. Contact us to discuss the best options and designs for your custom fire pit.

Few fire pit safety tips

  • Stay clear of surrounding or overhanging trees.
  • Be aware of the distance between your home or any other structures. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 10 feet distance.
  • Don’t build a fire larger than the contained area.
  • Keep water or an extinguisher close by, just in case.
  • Don’t leave the fire unattended. When you are done, put it out.
  • Be cautious of no burn days, if it’s extra dry or in a drought you’ll want to hold off on starting a fire.
  • Educate anyone using the fire pit of safety and best practices to safely enjoy the feature.

Open Patio Design

Our team recently finished this Ashlar Slate Patio design. Hand stamped and Hand stained with borders and a step up. We created an open patio design great for outdoor entertaining. With varying levels there are plenty of options to create seating or BBQ areas, perfect for hosting any gathering. Create a flexible space that allows you to utilize it for any need.

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Decorative Concrete Pool Patio

Dive on in and make a splash with your pool design. Be the “destination” house that everyone talks about this summer! Create a fun atmosphere that’s functional and visually appealing. Utilize that pool that you put so much time and effort into running every year. A decorative concrete pool patio can enhance your outdoor space and create a welcoming environment.

Decorative Concrete Pool Patio