Category Archives: How to

Words of Wisdom from George Washington Carver


I am still so consumed with all that I learned about George Washington Carver and his love of nature.  Carver discovered hundreds of new uses for peanuts, soybeans, tomatoes, etc. so that farmers could rotate their crops and not deplete … Continue reading

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The Original Recycler


This weekend we were fortunate enough to go to the George Washington Carver National Historic Site.   And it turns out that George Washington Carver was the original recycler.  Born a slave, Carver struggled for many years to get an education.  … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day!


In the spirit of freedom, release yourself from oil stains on your driveway or rust spots on your entry way.  Release yourself from having to worry about salts and deicers (not to mention the freeze-thaw) will do to your driveway … Continue reading

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Just Say No…………..


Just Say No!……. When you have the control over when your concrete is going to be poured and the temperature is over 100 degrees – Say No! When your contractor is in a hurry to finish the job but the … Continue reading

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The Worst of All Possible Scenarios


All week we have been talking about stamped decorative concrete (sorry if I have bored you but there is a lot of information to impart) and then I see the “WORST POSSIBLE SCENARIO” in real life.  There is an entire … Continue reading

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A Concrete Way to Enjoy Your Summer


All week we have been talking about cleaning and sealing your stamped colored concrete in order to maintain it.  Most people come to us to talk about their stamped colored concrete not to protect it but to bring back the … Continue reading

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Living Well with Stamped Concrete (or any Concrete for that matter)


Stamped colored concrete is beautiful – no doubt about it.  It is expensive to install and many people who buy a home with stamped concrete already there have no idea how expensive it is to install or how to care … Continue reading

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Proper Patio Sealer Installation


Not a very jazzy title today but apt.  People can re-seal their own stamped decorative concrete patios with just a little bit of knowledge (or have them done by someone else but done properly).  If you are re-sealing your stamped … Continue reading

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Perfect Patios for Patio People


Is there such a thing as a perfect patio?  People enjoy their patios so much that they are constantly working on them – adding concrete pavers or bricks to line the patio, or pouring more concrete to enlarge the patio.  … Continue reading

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Prettify Your Patio Promptly –


Ok, so prettify is not a real word.  I just wanted to get your attention.  It is summer with an attitude this year.  It has been dry and it is hot.  And the perfect place to spend these warm, sultry … Continue reading

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