Concrete Work Tips – Part 2

How to DIY Decorative Concrete

Concrete is a widely used material in the construction industry due to its excellent technical characteristics. Because of its durability and resilience, it is preferred for different types of building projects, regardless of the scale and complexity. Concrete can be used in the construction of complex buildings and other structures as well as for decorative purposes in smaller scale elements for the garden and backyard, such as retaining walls, patios, and driveways. You can even make your own decorative concrete. Here is how to do it in a variety of ways.

Concrete RepairsIf you have just installed a type of concrete structure and you find it quite dull because of the natural gray color of the material, you can add additional colors. If the concrete has not set yet, you can play with various engraving techniques that will allow you to achieve various types of finishes and patterns on its surface. For example, you can expose the aggregate by brushing off the cement grout. Another technique is to emboss the surface or broom it for rough or decorative texture.

If your concrete structure has already set, you can still decorate it although the options are narrower in this case. You can, for example, additional coating on the surface of the existing concrete element. Use stucco or plastering compounds that are almost always suitable for usage with concrete. Here is the time when you can also manifest your artistic skills by painting or staining the concrete surface. Finally, if you have the necessary skills and knowledge, you can also install tiles. Now that you are aware of the wide array of options, the only thing that is left to begin with their realization is to get the necessary tools.

If you are looking for a professional decorative concrete service in Wexford, PA, call MorningStar Construction Co., Inc. now at (724) 935-6131!

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