On our latest job, we used our decorative concrete knowledge to solve a major problem on a back patio. Our customers, on beautiful Lake LeAnn in Jerome Michigan, had a back patio that had several layers of ugly paint on it (and other issues) and wanted to give it a complete concrete makeover.
After a full day of diamond grinding and pressure washing, the slab of concrete was ready for the next step. We then did a cosmetic repair on the many cracks and a repair job on a couple of areas that was in need of some fill work – after that, a dark-gray base coat was applied.
The final day involved cutting expansion joints into the slab to try to control any future cracking (this old, 400 square foot slab never had any expansion cuts) and then masking off the walls of the house. Next, the Old English Cobblestone stencil was put down and the brick red polymer cement was sprayed down. After color highlighting, the stencil and masking paper was removed and the final step of two coats of sealer was rolled on.
It all sounds easy enough, but this time consuming and labor intensive job resulted in a spectacular concrete transformation. Just look at the pictures and video below and see for yourself!
(A special thanks goes out to Ray Rifenburg of Elitecrete Michigan for helping line-up this particular job).