Concrete Finishing Techniques

Taking your surface to another level The reasons for creating an artistic pattern, border or stencil vary, but one thing is for sure decorative concrete will never be the same. When a simple colored concrete floor just won’t cut it and your budget allows for the addition of other decorative elements you just might want … Read more

Stamped vs Textured Cement Overlays

Stamped Overlays use pre-formed molds to imprint or stamp a pattern into a setting concrete surface. Textured Overlays on the other hand require the skilled hands of a professional and their trowels and tools to ultimately create the surface finish or texture of the overlay. Texturing the surface of concrete can include but is not limited to … Read more

How to Acid Wash or Acid Etch Concrete

Acid washing vs Acid staining First, let’s clarify something: acid washing concrete or cement is quite different than how to acid stain . Although these terms are often confused, they have two different uses and outcomes. “Acid” when referring to concrete usually means muriatic acid or hydrochloric acid. This type of acid is used to etch or ‘burn’ … Read more

How to Repair Pool Coping

If you notice any cosmetic issues or cracks in your swimming pool concrete coping, it is best to repair it as soon as possible. When damage, especially structural damage, is repaired in a timely fashion, it prevents the problem from snowballing into a bigger issue that might require major pool renovation. Now that it’s January, … Read more

What is a Low VOC Sealer?

Simply put, a low VOC sealer is one that emits no, or very few, VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Unfortunately, most of the products and materials that are used in homes and buildings emit these gases, which can cause the homeowners to become sick, especially if they are especially susceptible to them. Most of the problems … Read more

Decorative Concrete Driveways

First impressions The home driveway is often the first thing homeowners and visitors see when they come upon a house. When the driveway is attractive and in good shape, visitors and homeowners are impressed. When a driveway is in disrepair, other thoughts come to mind. One of the most popular types of driveways used today … Read more