Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stamped Concrete Patio

Hello, everyone! I have returned, and I bring with me exciting photos of... concrete! ;)

The old concrete slab patio in my back yard was worn and cracked. It was oddly shaped, with a weird cutout for plants on one side, and ended a few feet short of the corner of the house. It was also slanted - so much, I had to park the lawnmower diagonally to keep it from rolling down the patio. :P There was a little makeshift deck for the back door (which had originally been a window).

The new patio is a rectangle with rounded corners, and it extends all the way to the corner of the house. The deck is gone, replaced by a single step.
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The new patio is stamped concrete. The stamping process is interesting to watch. The concrete was first poured and leveled, then it was stamped. Starting on one end, two men used a set of interlocking stamps to their work way across the patio, standing on one stamp while they picked up and moved another.

The stamps gave the concrete the texture and appearance of slate pavers. A definite upgrade from plain old concrete! :)

21 comments:

  1. First of all I would love to say it's great to have you back to the world of blog sphere. WOW the new terrace looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I was gone longer than planned due to illness. But I'm finally feeling better, and I'm looking forward to catching up with projects and blogging! :)

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    2. Hope your feeling better.

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  2. It looks great! The stamped pattern is a good idea. And not having the mower roll away is always good!

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    1. Thank you! Ha ha... indeed. The old patio was crazy slanted!

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    1. Thanks! I want to add some seating and decor now. :)

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  4. Concrete! Yay! Your Entrance is looking good now and the stamping looks neat!

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    1. Thank you! I think it looks like an intentional space now instead of a jumbled hodgepodge. :)

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  5. It looks great! Glad to have you back, I've missed your blog!

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  6. That is gorgeous! I'll have to bookmark this to show my husband for our patios. Thanks for the idea.
    Super glad to have you back, blogging. Sorry to hear that you've been ill. I hope the furry kids have been alright.

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm glad to be back! They are doing very well. :)

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  7. Hi Bane! Glad to see you back. Wow! That looks fantastic!

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  8. That looks great, SO much better than that old nasty deck. And you didn't have to DIY, you got to sit and watch someone else do it for a change! :-)

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    1. Thank you! This was one project I didn't even consider doing myself. I was very happy to have others do it for me... even though it meant jackhammers at crazy o'clock in the morning. (Sorry, neighbors!)

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