We recently completed an Old English Cobblestone stenciled application in Butler, Indiana. The homeowner was wanting a more of a random brick look on her old beat-up patio and front porch so we suggested our cobblestone pattern with a dark grout line and a top texture-coat colored in brick red.
On our first day, we began working on a few of the cracks that existed on the patio. We first opened-up the cracks with a crack-chaser blade and then cross-cut the cracks to do a “stitch fix” on them. Our crack stitching process consists of cutting the concrete across the crack at right angles to make sort of ugly Frankenstein stitch. Then (after our regular concrete prep work) we inject the crack and cross-cuts with a high-strength polyurea and then drop short pieces reinforced steel (rebar) into the cross cuts.
After the grout coat was troweled down and stencil put in place, we sprayed the brick red coat. The bricks get a touch of color when we do our highlighting process – these small flecks of colored polymer cement give the bricks a more realistic appearance and it is the difference between a plain looking job and a spectacular job! On this particular job the color flecks we used were white, gray, tan and a pinkish color.
Here are some pictures of the project: