Do-it-yourself concerns

Q: It seems that stamping concreting is a fairly easy process. I’m handy; aren’t there kits available for do-it-yourselfers? Darrick: A stamped concrete project gone wrong happens more often than you think. I’ve been called out to fix more of these situations that I honestly wish existed and it’s never an easy conversation to have. Whether it was...

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Curing

Q: How long does it take concrete to cure? And what does that mean? Darrick: It takes concrete 28 days to cure or completely finish processing. In 7-10 days, concrete reaches about 80% of its strength. Concrete gains strength as it hydrates. Hydration initially appears to be a rapid process, but hydration slows down as time goes on. To measure the ultimate strength of a...

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Let’s do this!

Q: How do we work together? Darrick: We start by having a quick telephone conversation about your vision and we set a time for me to come and meet with you so that I can see your property and better understand what you are thinking. I then prepare a quote for you that will outline our discussion and timing. Once you agree to move forward with the job, I will have you...

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