Inexpensive Stamped Concrete, will cost you later

I am writing this article to make a case for paying a bit more for your Stamped Concrete or other Decorative Products. We have recently been repairing many bad stamped concrete jobs done by others due to our 30 plus years of experience. Haven’t found many that I can’t repair unless so bad that removal […]

Choosing concrete contractor

http://www.split-rok.com http:/www.theconcreteprofessor.com I just read an article about marketing Decorative Concrete. Interesting to report that we at Split-Rok Construction have been doing all of what was explained for years. I do not want to risk giving away any of my marketing ideas but one item particularly stands out as to why we are recognized as […]

Salt water pools and Stamped Sealed Concrete

Although many who read this especially those that install salt water pools will strongly disagree with this blog. I have been writing these types of informative articles for years now with my attempt to save both consumers and installers allot of unnecessary problems due to lack of proper installation practices or misinformation. It seems that […]

Stamped Concrete steps using Matcrete form liners for a realistic rock face edges of treads

Uh um   This is an example of how awesome construction of stamped concrete steps can be when using the best concrete stamps and formliners by Matcrete and color hardener byL.M. Scofield Co. Having a great crew with an eye for detail is also key. Lead finisher Tom Goddard along with other team members brought […]

Salt water pools and Stamped Sealed Concrete

Although many who read this especially those that install salt water pools will strongly disagree with this blog. I have been writing these types of informative articles for years now with my attempt to save both consumers and installers allot of unnecessary problems due to lack of proper installation practices or misinformation. It seems that […]

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 […]

Concrete Raising, Slab Jacking or Mud Jacking

There are many times that removal and replacement of Concrete or Decorative Stamped Concrete is not the only solution to settled or uneven concrete slabs. Settling  generally occurs over time when the initial installation was improperly performed. The main cause for this is poor compaction of the sub-base or by  leaving materials that can decay […]

Removing Sealer from Stamped Concrete

I am happy to report that I have successfully removed the sealer from my own driveway that had a whitening condition due to incompatibility of sealers. I had explained that I had stripped I thought all the sealer off  in the past only to reseal again and have the same problem come up. This process was […]

Whitening of Stamped Concrete Sealers – Possible causes and Solutions Don’t become a Statistic

This is can be a frustrating problem in our Industry that has shown up in the past 5-6 years. There are many reasons why this happens that we are aware of and others that we are addressing. The American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis that we are a Member of is taking the […]

Decorative Concrete Problems and Solutions

Although Decorative Concrete is likely the most Attractive Form of hardscaping for your home or business and has the advantage of  lasting the longest if maintained properly it does have a few problems for the installer. Many Concrete Contractors get into this part of the business after looking at a  you tube video about how to install stamped concrete. […]

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