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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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5 Spring-inspired Patio Gardening Ideas

by on Jun 28, 2017

5 Spring-inspired Patio Gardening Ideas

When you say spring-inspired, it is easy to think of a lush garden. Aside from having blooms and abundant greens in the garden, here are some cool ideas you might want to use for a concrete patio garden: Go Natural A natural-looking patio garden helps bring you closer to nature. One of the best ways to make it look and feel more natural is by concrete stamping the patio. You can choose from natural-looking patterns that imitate flagstone, slate, travertine, cobblestone, and more. The stamped concrete patio overlay is affordable, durable, and...

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Why Choose to Resurface a Concrete Driveway

by on May 29, 2017

Why Choose to Resurface a Concrete Driveway

One of the things that passersby and neighbors see on your property is the driveway. Most of the time, people only need a visual to come up with a first impression of the property and its owner. If you have a concrete driveway, you know that it is not the most sensational of paving materials. Fortunately, there is a way to keep it and enhance it without spending a fortune. Decorative driveway resurfacing has been making waves in the remodeling industry because of its highly decorative options perfect for people with not much to spare on a...

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Why Seal Your Concrete Driveway?

by on May 24, 2017

Why Seal Your Concrete Driveway?

Had a new concrete driveway installed or resurfaced? Congratulations! It is quite exciting but then also quite worrisome knowing that it could acquire damage anytime. A driveway is exposed to a variety of damaging elements. This is one major reason why almost every concrete contractor recommends having it sealed. Concrete sealing provides several benefits that homeowners should take advantage of. Improved Aesthetics Concrete sealers come in a variety of finishes. There are flat or matte types and then there are high-gloss sealers, depending on...

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Stamped Concrete Patterns for Pool Deck Makeover

by on May 4, 2017

Stamped Concrete Patterns for Pool Deck Makeover

The pool deck is a very important part of the outdoors. It is a space where people can lounge, sunbathe, and walk around when getting up or going around the pool. This area is almost always wet. For this reason, a concrete pool deck is more prone to damage caused by water, weather, and temperature. Decorative concrete contractors in St. Louis are now offering quality solutions that aim to repair and update pool decks, concrete patios, and even driveways. One such solution is Stamped Concrete Overlay. Stamped Concrete Patterns There are many...

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Spring-ready Patio Ideas

by on Apr 20, 2017

Spring-ready Patio Ideas

Spring is right on your doorstep but is your concrete patio ready for the season? Although it would be easier to just let the patio be, regardless of the season, there are many benefits of making it appropriate for the weather. Besides, wouldn’t you want it to be comfortable enough for hanging out and entertaining guests for some lemonade? Here are cool ideas you could try out on your patio. Natural-looking Patio Nothing goes better with Spring than a natural stone or wood patio. However, not everyone has the time or money for such an...

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Multi-awarded Church Floor & Prayer Walk Resurfacing Project

by on Mar 22, 2017

Multi-awarded Church Floor & Prayer Walk Resurfacing Project

The First Presbyterian Church in University City, MO was interested in updating the floor where they hold their ceremonies. The area where the seats are previously had linoleum. The church members opted for a stain on the concrete floor. There were several challenges with this project, all of which were pleasantly resolved. The first was that the linoleum had to be removed and the flooring underneath needed a microtopping. They also wanted to incorporate a “prayer walk” feature where they can walk in prayer and meditation. This is...

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Newly Improved Floor Boosts Restaurant Appeal

by on Mar 9, 2017

Newly Improved Floor Boosts Restaurant Appeal

Pirrone’s Pizza is one of the well-known homegrown pizza joints in Florissant, St. Louis in Missouri. Although there have been good reviews on food and service, the interior definitely needed enhancement, especially the flooring. The existing carpet had food and drinks spilled on it and it was quite difficult to remove anything stuck to it. This doubled cleaning time for the employees. So they chose to have a custom chip blend with a multi-colored mix of all natural mica chips on a polyurea polyaspartic floor coating material. The challenge...

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3 Ways to Prepare Your Patio for the Spring Season

by on Feb 13, 2017

3 Ways to Prepare Your Patio for the Spring Season

As the chilly season moves away slowly, it would be best to prepare for the patio season as early as you possibly can. This way, you and your family will get to maximize the enjoyment that warmer weather brings. Although it is the wettest time of the year, family and friends would still love to hang out on the concrete patio in St. Louis. So, why not make the experience worthwhile? How, you ask. Here are three simple outdoor patio ideas to prepare for Spring. Clean and Repair Snow can be tough on concrete patios. Make sure to clean the patio...

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6 Common Areas for Concrete Sealer Application

by on Jan 25, 2017

6 Common Areas for Concrete Sealer Application

There isn’t one licensed contractor who would not recommend concrete sealers for St. Louis floor projects. The protective feature is one notable benefit of sealing concrete surfaces. Whether it is a new installation, a resurfaced, or a refinished concrete floor, it is a must to apply a coat or two of concrete sealer. One of the most common questions that homeowners ask is where exactly will a sealer be most efficient. 1. Patios Considered as an extension of an indoor living space, a patio, especially the unshaded type, is exposed to a...

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