it was concrete that was very unlevel, with a concrete ramp attached to the right side. this whole front porch area has had a major facelift which is still not quite finished , and heres how it looks with the new porch floor
the work isn't particularly difficult, but the pace is frenetic. once the water is mixed in, you've got less than 30 minutes to apply the concrete dressing. for optimum results, work on a day with low humidity, no rain and an air temperature ranging between 70 and 75 f. the surface temperature of the existing concrete must be at least 50 f. step 1
this diy concrete patio stain rug is easy and fast. they have a great tutorial including the pattern template fake a concrete patio cover up with stain. from beneath my heart, try this diy patio stain project looks like a tile floor. this is a great tutorial to learn how to stain concrete
epoxy releases no toxins that can potentially harm you or your family. this flooring has others advantages as well. it can also be used for cracked or stained outdoor concrete surfaces such as walkways. there are blends of specially formulated epoxy with other materials that can be applied over existing concrete. it is not costly.
or you can incorporate decorative inlays, such as strips of wood or metal, by adhering them to the base concrete and then pouring the overlay to the level of the inlay. how to install. self-leveling overlays are simply poured or pumped onto the floor surface and then distributed evenly using a spreader.
outdoor side gate with existing concrete special projects - disilvestro steel works,i was asked to design a gate based on the well known poster of the art deco , the arch was built as part of a project for the entrance to the cancer garden of hope. , an existing concrete staircase with stone side walls leading to a front porch.
environmental concerns: while using an already existing concrete slab as your floor surface uses no new materials, a new floor requires the manufacture of concrete, a process that requires a significant expenditure of energy and copious amounts of carbon dioxide. for environmentally-conscious homeowners, a variety of green flooring options or eco-friendly brick might be better options than new concrete.
using your trowel, spread the mortar smoothly on to the concrete surface, and then create grooves using the trowels comb edge. work in sections, placing your tile side by side, and using spacers to maintain the same size gaps throughout your patio. once you have completed this step, youll want to let
restore outdoor concrete. restore concrete by resurfacing it with an overlay to bring new life to your home or yard. whether you want to improve the look of your patio, or cover up cracks in your driveway, resurfacing is a great option for outdoor concrete. choose the surface you desire to transform below to learn more, get design ideas,
build your slab the size of the shed floor. in other words if you are building an 8×12 shed then build an 8×12 slab. this way the siding will be able to hang over the side of the slab an inch to prevent water from seeping under the bottom plate and into your shed.
put on a face mask and eye goggles. starting in a corner of the patio, glide a floor grinder over the surface to create an abrasive surface suitable for the bonding material. slide the floor grinder from side to side to ensure you cover the entire patio.
last week i made a concrete subfloor leveling in the living room which connected with a long hallway. customer already installed tile in the hallway and i should install a Seven Trust and attach it
first, balcony flooring must be durable enough to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. during the summer, the suns hot uv rays are beating down on your balcony floor all day. on the other hand, the winter months bring freezing temperatures with snow and ice.
a nice thing about being a homeowner is the ability to add improvements where you see fit. this can include just about anything, including installing an electrical outlet in a concrete floor. the challenging part of this project isn't the wiring, but having to cut through the concrete.
stamping concrete gives it an embossed finish, while etching and engraving add texture, eliminating the need for separate floor coverings.while it may be possible to cover existing wood balconies
stenciled concrete is typically done with a wax impregnated paper in a roll that is precut to patterns that can be selected from a catalog stone brick etc. stamped concrete design: the most convenient interior design approach is painting the walls. walls get dirty with time and require a brand new coat of paint.
to lay new concrete, sweep and clean the old concrete, and saturate the old concrete with water. then, build a perimeter, or a wood brace, that is the same height as you want the concrete to be. make sure the braces are level, and lay down a barrier of wire mesh over the existing concrete inside of the barrier.