When it comes to concrete work we try to break it down between decorative concrete and basic concrete slabs. Decorative concrete is some of our most favorite type of work because the end result is one that everybody loves. Decorative concrete can be of a this layer of concrete on top of a existing slab, then stamped or stained to customers specifications.
Today there are many different stamped concrete patterns to choose from including wood plank, Cobble Stone, Flagstone, Sandstone brick, and even a few animal shapes. Most decorative concrete stamp patterns are designed to look and feel like natural materials. There are literally hundreds of patterns to choose from so matching an existing pattern or creating a new look isn’t a problem to find a pattern that fits your needs.
Concrete overlays can make an old foundation, walk way, or drive way look brand new. More and more Architects, Designers and Homeowners are choosing this method to make old concrete look brand new for a third of the cost. Overlays can be stamped, stained, textured, died, & brushed to suit a wide variety of needs. Most people are drawn to decorative concrete because of its unique outcome that can be achieved by combining colors, texture and scoring.
Acid Staining is a coloring process involving a chemical reaction between acid stain and concrete. Acid stain is composed of a solution of water, acid, and inorganic salts that react with the minerals in the concrete giving a distinctive, permanent color with a subtly shaded marbled effect, similar to natural stone. The chemical reaction produces a permanent, rich, variegated color on the surface of the concrete. Because every concrete surface is different, staining provides a custom look that is ideal for residential, commercial, or municipal applications both interior and exterior. Acid stain can be applied to new or existing concrete. Because acid stain reacts with the minerals in the concrete, acid stain is resistant to chipping, peeling, cracking, and fading, unlike conventional masonry paints and stains.
Concrete counter tops are a great alternative to natural building materials (like granite, marble, limestone or solid surface synthetics such as Corrian and Avonite) found in the building community. Concrete countertops are very competitive when it comes to price, compared to other natural building materials. We mold the concrete to create any edge including beveled, natural stone, rope, oak Lear, chiseled rock, bull nose and flat edges. Add an acid stain to looks like natural stone or something completely original; concrete countertops are the most versatile and unique material for countertops.
Sealing the concrete is very important because concrete is very porous and is susceptible to unwanted stains. There are a few options with it comes to sealing concrete. There are epoxies and polymers based sealers. The other options are flat, gloss and the wet look, which looks really awesome for indoor decorative concrete and driveways. Most sealers last between 2-4 years, however, they do make more expensive sealers that last the lifetime of the concrete.
All our slab and foundation poured concrete is reinforced with rebar 18 inches on center. This is very important to ensure the integrity of the concrete over a long period of time. When concrete are poured next to existing slabs Dows with control joints will be installed to make sure the new concrete does not shift over time. The finished product can be brushed or completely smooth.
Misc. Concrete Applications
Items not covered on this page are stucco, ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms), Polishing, Foundation Repair cutting, Pools, Gunite, Cool Deck, Exposed Aggregate & Furniture. Just to let you know we do that work as well. New pages with project details coming soon.