Custom Concrete Designs
Concrete patios, pool decks, driveways and walkways that use decorative concrete aren’t limited to the traditional gray or brown color scheme. Custom Concrete Designs can use staining and other processes to transform concrete into one-of-a-kind designs that express personal style, complement existing landscape elements and elevate outdoor living areas.
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Artisanal concrete can be used to enhance a wide range of building types, from boutique retail spaces to hotel settings to backyard havens. It is also a popular choice for revitalizing older concrete surfaces.
Using chemical and mineral admixtures, contractors can customize the water-cement ratio in concrete mixes to achieve specific performance characteristics. These include accelerating or retarding the set time, increasing strength, improving workability and reducing permeability.
The creative potential of artisanal concrete is limited only by the imagination. Contractors can use staining, dyes and other techniques to make concrete appear as a rustic stone surface, a wood grain pattern or an exposed aggregate finish. They can also create geometric shapes, add graphic textures and play with color gradients.
The aesthetic of artisanal concrete can be tailored to complement a range of architectural styles, from cozy bungalows to ultra-modern energy-efficient homes. For example, concrete rockscapes and textured finishes can enhance ranch, farmhouse or country-style homes, while stamped concrete flatwork in slate, cobblestone, Romanesque brick or Travertine patterns can suit Craftsman, Mission and Arts and Crafts-inspired homes. It’s even possible to “antique” concrete by scoring and then exposing the underlying material with a power wash, creating a weathered, distressed look.