How Not to Repair Stamped Concrete

After the dark days of winter in Seattle, (and by winter, I mean October through June) Seattleites want to get out and enjoy summer, which is usually confined to the months of August and September, as July can be hit or miss weather-wise and is basically considered ‘fall.’ Patios, particularly ones finished with stamped concrete tend to be covered in lots of mildew and grime that has settled into all the low spots with the help of all the rain, and has essentially turned into its own form of concrete once dried out by the sun. With newer stamped concrete, pressure washing will remove this and bring back that beautiful color you desired when you chose decorative concrete in the first place. In other cases, the weather and wear may have taken its toll and the beauty is gone. So lets talk about what not to do.

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For Your Next Project….Follow Your Gut

After an interesting call the other day, I felt compelled to share. The client was in the process of a large home remodel and had an issue with some newly poured concrete. Sadly, they will almost certainly be tearing it out and starting over as their repair options are pretty limited. I sincerely felt bad for them as I know they were calling hoping I had some miracle solution. I did not, and had to break the bad news to them.

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When Bigger is Better.

So you have an existing concrete patio or driveway, that is in good shape, but it just too small to meet your current needs? Don’t rule out having it resurfaced. Often times it can make sense dollar-wise to have some new concrete poured to achieve the space desired, and then have everything resurfaced so it all matches nicely. The Client’s Small and Poorly Landscaped Patio

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