Monday, August 12, 2013

Photo Gallery

See photos of some of our decorative concrete work,
Above, 2-color classic stamped concrete, Adobe Buff color with Desert Tan release/highlight color with Ashlar Slate stamp pattern..

Above, 2-color classic stamped concrete, Weathered Sage color with Nutmeg release/highlight color with Ashlar Slate stamp pattern..



Above, 2-color classic stamped concrete, Adobe Buff color with Oak release/highlight color with Ashlar Slate stamp pattern..



Above, 2-color classic stamped concrete, Adobe Buff color with Sun Buff release/highlight color with Ashlar Slate stamp pattern..



Above, plain concrete, broom finish main area, with color pre-mixed, multi-color stamped left side border and walkway.

Above, exposed aggregate concrete driveway.



Above, Sun Gray color, London Cobble pattern with brown color brick edging and circle pattern landing.




Above,  Wood plank pattern with brown color and charcoal accents.



Above,  chart of some of our more popular color combinations.

Above,  Natural stone landscape walls, and decorative overlay steps and landing area.





Above,  Grouted and multi-color stamped concrete, backyard patio.


Above,  Grouted and multi-color stamped concrete, backyard patio. Gettysburg slate base color with accent/shading colors



Above,  Classic 2-color stamped concrete. Ashlar Slate pattern, weathered sage color with Nutmeg highlight color.



Above,  Classic 2-color stamped concrete. Ashlar Slate pattern, stone gray color with charcoal highlight color.




Click here to go to the photo gallery on our site
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Service Areas

Service Areas

Salzano Custom Concrete is a local concrete service company, specializing in decorative concrete such as stamped concrete and decorative resurfacing.

We serve most all of Northern Virginia including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County.

See counties served on google maps, see links below.

Fairfax County
Loudoun County
Prince William County


Feel free to call anytime to discuss your project.

Salzano Custom Concrete
703-929-9299
www.salzanoconcrete.com


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Decorative Borders on Stamped Concrete

Decorative Borders

We get alot of questions about how the outside edges, or the perimeter of a stamped concrete patio or driveway will be finished.

Well, there are many options. The simplest is that we just run the stamp pattern all the way up to the edge of the area, so there is not distinguishing feature or detail around the edges other than the stamp pattern itself.

Another option which is a bit fancier is to create a decorative trim or border that runs all the way around the perimeter of the area.

Note: Often this is only done where workers can stand on the ground next to the new concrete to apply the border detail, so typically not done against the house or another structure.

The related topic is how the outside facing edge of the patio will be finished. Regardless of whether you ask for a decorative border or not, the outside faces that will ultimately be visible are always detailed with a nice finished side.

The decorative border is typically installed at 6", 7", or 8" and can be done with "same color" as in this photo.



The decorative border option can also be installed as "different color" where that border trim is a different color than the rest of the patio area. The following photos show different color borders:





Here is a link to a related article on the Concrete Network.
Click Here for the article on various ways to create borders.

Hope this has been helpful.
Salzano Custom Concrete
703-929-9299


Friday, August 2, 2013

What is decorative concrete resurfacing?

I found this great video about concrete resurfacing.  First, you might be asking what is concrete resurfacing?
Well, concrete resurfacing is a process by which a new skim coat of a special type of concrete is applied to your existing concrete to create a new surface. Here are a couple of photos of existing concrete slabs that have been resurfaced to create a very decorative surface.





Click here to watch the video on  What is concrete resurfacing .........

Concrete resurfacing, or skim coating, can be applied to make the existing concrete look more decorative, and it can also be applied in simple white/light gray/light tan and broomed to make it appear to be just new concrete. This is common for driveways that have deteriorated and a new surface is desired without the need to jack hammer and replace the entire concrete slab.

This is from the Concrete Network on concrete overlays:

"Even the best concrete has its imperfections in the form of cracks, discoloration, pop outs, and other flaws. While repairing concrete can help fix some of these flaws, the repairs themselves can be noticeable and unattractive. It's no wonder, then, that many homeowners think their only recourse for improving the look of unsightly concrete is to rip it out and replace it. But if the concrete is in perfectly good condition otherwise, you can offer homeowners an economical alternative by giving the surface a complete facelift with a decorative concrete overlay."

If you have a project for concrete overlay or resurfacing, give us a call and we can help to evaluate the existing slab to determine what your options might be. In some cases the slab is just to far gone and no overlay will save it ... and other situations, there is too much repair needed to make it cost effective, ie more cost effective to remove and replace the slab.

Feel free to call anytime to discuss and setup an appointment to meet.
Salzano Custom Concrete
703-929-9299
Salzano Custom Concrete