Master concrete stainer, Gaye Goodman, explains the staining procedure in step-by-step detail.
By Larry Walton One of my favorite home projects is building a new concrete walkway. It could be because I grew up on the west side of the Coast Range in Oregon where rainfall can reach 200 inches in a year. With conditions like these, it doesn’t take many foot falls for sod […]
Use a masonry waterproofer to conceal stains and prevent water intrusion.
Concrete offers an inexpensive alternative to traditional flooring materials
A Guide to Concrete Construction
Stamping concrete is an affordable way to imitate the look of natural stone or brick without having to pay for the real thing. Proprietary rubber patterns that create effects resembling natural stone, and preconfigured patterns such as brick or cobblestone, are commercially available, but sometimes look like what they are — artificial. One alternative is to create your own […]
Lightweight and easy to install, artificial stone is a popular alternative building material.
Build a Patio with Decorative Concrete
I live in Ohio which is an area that can have tough, cold winters and hot, dry summers. Ohio’s severe weather swings take their toll on driveways and sidewalks, and make it common to see these surfaces in some phase of deterioration. In minor cases, the deterioration shows up as small circular spots of concrete that lift off or “spall”, […]
Protect the look of interior brick walls.