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Top Masonry Patterns for Stamped Concrete

by on Feb 13, 2018

Top Masonry Patterns for Stamped Concrete

Concrete stamping is the process of imprinting patterns on a new concrete slab or an overlay that resemble stone, brick, and other traditional paving materials. More and more property owners, both residential and commercial, are opting for stamped concrete because of the many benefits it provides. This is a cost-effective method because it acquires the expensive look at a more affordable cost. Stamped concrete patios, pool decks, and driveways are also easier to clean and maintain than the material they are imitating. Here are some of the top...

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7 Things You Didn’t Know about Stamped Concrete Overlay

by on Feb 9, 2018

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Stamped Concrete Overlay

Stamped concrete is one of the most innovative methods for restoring and repairing concrete surfaces, both indoors and out. It provides various benefits starting with a more decorative look for any surface. It can be designed to mimic almost any paving or flooring material. It also adds strength to the existing slab. Here are some things you would be interested to know about this impressive decorative concrete solution: Concrete stamping dates back to the 1950s. This technique of stamping patterns in concrete slabs originated in the West...

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Top 5 Front Porch Remodeling Ideas

by on Jan 15, 2018

Top 5 Front Porch Remodeling Ideas

Porches are almost a necessity for every home. You will find photographs of homes online that feature before and after images of when they didn’t and soon had a porch installed. The difference is astounding. The house looks more approachable, warmer, and even friendlier. If you already have a porch but want to remodel it to make it better, here are cool ideas that could result in outstanding results. Resurface the Porch Concrete If you have a concrete porch, resurfacing it with a coating or overlay is enough to give it a significant boost....

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5 Facts About Concrete Resurfacing

by on Jan 12, 2018

5 Facts About Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing is one of the hottest trends nowadays. But just because it is, doesn’t mean you could just go ahead and have it done on your property as well. As with any other construction or remodeling project, it is important to learn about the process first, the benefits it offers, how much of an investment it is, and other important details. Make sure that you gather the right facts and do not just rely on sales talk and colorful promotional dialogues. Here are the top five facts you need to know about concrete resurfacing before...

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5 Reasons Why a Pool Deck Coating is the Best Thing Ever

by on Dec 28, 2017

5 Reasons Why a Pool Deck Coating is the Best Thing Ever

If you are planning to install a pool deck or recreate the one you already have, you will soon find out that there are many different options to choose from. One of the most popular and highly recommended is pool deck coating. This is used for resurfacing concrete surfaces. There are many different types using different materials and involving different application methods. Regardless of which one you choose, there are major reasons why you would be glad you did: 1. It is Resistant to Weather Changes Pool deck coatings are designed to...

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5 Must-Know Pool Deck Repair Tips

by on Dec 18, 2017

5 Must-Know Pool Deck Repair Tips

Concrete is a popular material for pool decks because it is durable, affordable, and versatile. As it wears out, certain damage starts to show up. Nowadays, there are so many pool deck repair options that can fix it up. Whether you are hiring someone to perform pool deck repairs or doing a DIY on your own, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. Protect the Pool If you are doing repairs on the pool deck, make sure that the pool is protected from unwanted dirt and debris. This is often needed when repairs near the cedge is being...

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Seal Garage Floor or Not?: Pros and Cons of Concrete Sealing

by on Dec 1, 2017

Seal Garage Floor or Not?: Pros and Cons of Concrete Sealing

Sealing a concrete floor is something most professional contractors recommend highly. Although it seems just like an additional thing to do, it is more important than you think. Most homeowners are having two minds about considering concrete sealers so here is a brief guide to why you should give it a go, especially on garage floors: Pros A sealer, such as an epoxy flooring can help repel moisture and keep it on the surface. The garage floor is exposed to a lot of moisture, whether it is from driving in from the rain or spilling something on...

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5 Pool Deck Decoration Ideas You Must Try

by on Sep 15, 2017

5 Pool Deck Decoration Ideas You Must Try

When the weather is hot and humid, there is nothing more ideal to do than to take a dip in the swimming pool. During warmer months, the pool area becomes a place for socialization and family bonding. To make the area more appealing and enjoyable, here are decorating ideas you can try to acquire a new pool deck look. Have a Decorative Pool Deck Repair No matter how much you decorate a pool deck, if it has existing damage or discoloration, it wouldn’t really be pleasing to the eye, would it? Topping it off with tile or stone is expensive but...

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Your Guide to A Summer-Ready Pool Deck

by on Aug 8, 2017

Your Guide to A Summer-Ready Pool Deck

Summer is fast approaching and it’s pool season once again. To optimize the benefits you get from your swimming pool area, make sure that it is ready for summer. Here is a 4-point guide to help you out: Clean and Repair the Pool Deck The first thing you should do is scan the pool area. Walk around and check the pool deck for any damage. If you find cracks or holes, make sure to have it fixed immediately to keep it from getting worse. A spray-down concrete resurfacing is an affordable way to give the old pool deck a new surface. The knockdown...

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5 Concrete Pool Deck Remodeling Tips

by on Jul 19, 2017

5 Concrete Pool Deck Remodeling Tips

A pool deck is as important as the swimming pool itself. It provides an area for walking and lounging. Think of it as a picture frame around the pool. It not only needs to be aesthetically pleasing but functional as well. If you have finally come to a decision to remodel your concrete pool deck, here are some tips that could help you out: Cooler is Better Before you decide on a material to use, make sure it addresses concerns or issues encountered in pool deck you are remodeling. One common dilemma is hot concrete. Under the sun, concrete has...

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