Wednesday, November 26 2014
Four Stamped Concrete Trends All Homeowners Should Know About
Concrete is strong and steady, so it only makes sense that the latest stamped concrete trends would reflect this. Unlike jeans and music, stamped concrete doesn't change trends as quickly. Instead, what was popular several years ago is still popular today--but with a twist.
The biggest trend in stamped concrete currently is customization. Homeowners who install stamped concrete don't want a plain, boring gray slab. Instead, they want a beautiful and unique slab that they can be proud to show off, and they are not disappointed. Here are four ways stamped concrete contractors are making these dreams a reality.
Wednesday, October 22 2014
Four Ways to Maintain Your Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete is an incredibly durable and long-lasting material that can be a beautiful addition to your home or business for years to come. Yet, while it is a low-maintenance material, some maintenance is required to keep it looking great and problem-free. Here are four way to maintain your stamped concrete that you need to be doing.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
5 Important Facts About Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete is an increasingly popular choice for patios, walkways and other surfaces around a home's exterior. It's an affordable choice when compared with other materials, and one of the main advantages of stamped concrete is that it can be made to look like a variety of those other materials. Here are five things you should know about stamped concrete.
Essential Facts About Hiring a Concrete Contractor
Thursday, August 28 2014
Whether you need a new patio, a walkway or some fancy landscaping, hiring a concrete contractor is a great way to get the beautiful look you've been wanting. Of course, you are only likely to be pleased with the results if you hire the right concrete contractor. Don't just choose the first name you see in the phonebook. Before you hire a concrete contractor, use this handy checklist to make sure that you are hiring the right one.
The 411 on Concrete Countertops
Wednesday, July 9 2014
While the average person probably thinks of sidewalks when they think of uses for concrete, concrete also makes for a very attractive and practical countertop option as well. Concrete countertops are durable and long lasting. They are are heat resistent, unique and beautiful. Plus, concrete is highly customizable. It can be molded into a wide variety of shapes, so homeowners can add unique options like drain boards, cutting boards and knife slots.
How Does Stamped Concrete Work?
Wednesday, June 18 2014
Stamped concrete is concrete that is imprinted with a form to give it a certain design. Stamped concrete does not have a design printed onto the top of it; rather, a form is used to stamp the concrete while it is still wet in order to make it look like it is several smaller pieces fit together, instead of one large sheet.
Four Benefits Concrete Countertops Offer
Thursday, May 8 2014
When you think of countertops, do you only think of laminate, wood and granite? If so, you might be missing out on a lesser known, but equally great countertop solution: concrete. Concrete countertops offer several benefits you won't find elsewhere--all in one attractive and hard-working package.
Preventing Winter Damage to Concrete Driveways and Walks
Friday, October 19th 2012
Rain, snow, and freezing temperatures are expected every winter. It’s something that we have come to expect here in the Kansas City area. So, one of the best pieces of advice we can give to those who wish to prepare their concrete driveways, walkways, or sidewalks is to invest in a professional sealing for all your concrete areas.
The Warmth of Outdoor Fireplaces in Kansas City
Tuesday, September 25th 2012
Outdoor fireplaces have become enormously popular in Kansas City. Nothing soothes the soul after a long week on the job like the glow of the flickering flame. Outdoor fireplaces are a gathering point for family members – where you can spend time away from the phone and the TV and bask in the firelight as you toast marshmallows and make s'mores
The Astonishing History of Concrete in Buildings
Monday, September 17th 2012
As a building material, concrete is both durable and extremely versatile. Concrete, as we know it, dates back to 300 BC in Rome – where its formula was a closely-held secret. The Parthenon (built in 125 AD by Rome's Emperor Hadrian) was built largely from concrete and still stands today – even after numerous battles, earthquakes, and tsunamis.