Repairing Stamped concrete or change color of stamped concrete

WE have been renovating and changing the color of any type concrete you may have at your home or business. What used to entail removal and replacement can now be achieved by a simple process of removing sealer or simple power washing then use a concrete dye or stain the is UV protective. We have […]

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Make your stamped concrete new again

Today we have multiple ways to either change the color of your stamped concrete of enhance what you have to make it new again. Been repairing and redoing stamped concrete for over 30 years with a perfect record of excellence. We install new and also can repair any issue you might be having with your […]

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Thompson Sealer on Stamped Concrete

I am writing this article not to bash Thompsons sealer but it has its place and it is not to reseal stamped concrete. Getting more and more emails about problems associated with homeowners using it over there pure acrylic resin based sealers with plain pure acrylic or stironated acrylic. Will not work. As a matter […]

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Repairing Stamped Concrete

I have written a few articles about repairing stamped concrete and how the use of color hardener as opposed to integral color makes repairs possible to the degree that you can not tell that there was any damage in the first place. The pictures accompanying this article are of my driveway in New Jersey where […]

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Stamped Concrete Restoration

I know I’ve covered allot of this material in other blogs on this site but I need to make clear how severe mistakes can become in trying to restore a stamped concrete project that has sealer on it. Sealers are generally resin based pure resin based or styronated acrylic. They are not compatible with one […]

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Concrete consultant

Ted Mechnick owner of Split-Rok Construction is now available to consult on any concrete or Decorative concrete issues you might be having. Generally most consultations can easily be handled on the phone. There will be a charge for these consultations but it will be affordable. I have had over 40 years experience in the concrete […]

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HOW TO APPLY REMOVE AND APPLY SEALERS ON STAMPED CONCRETE

I have written about removing sealers but have not as yet written about the proper application of the New VOC Approved Sealers.   As anyone in this business knows already we are having serious issues with blushing of clear sealers on Stamped Concrete for many reasons. The main reasons are over-sealing and applying incompatible sealers […]

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USE COLOR HARDENER FOR THE BEST REPAIRS ON STAMPED CONCRETE

This was damaged by a Township Snow Plow Repaired Stamped Concrete Driveway We have been promoting the use of Color Hardener as opposed to Integral Color for years. The attached pictures show why we feel that it is the best method of coloring Decorative Stamped Concrete. This corner of the driveway of a client of ours was […]

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Taking Care of Concrete this winter

As some of you know. Applying Rock Salt to either  old concrete or new in excess or at all may damage your concrete. If you have a new installation it is not recommended that you use salt within the first year from the date of installation. New concrete may be de-iced using what is called Mag […]

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Protecting your Stamped Concrete/ Regular Concrete in Winter

Winter can do untold damage to your Stamped Concrete/ Regular Concrete. This is the result of using the wrong methods of melting ice during the winter months. We have been experiencing a lot of damage from not only using Rock Salt or Calcium Chloride but also due to State and Local Governments using a more […]

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