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Stained and Engraved Concrete


Here's a few examples of what we do. Most contractors who do this guarantee the colours and patterns for the life of the concrete. These were all done on existing 'crete...nothing added but colour, engraving and sealer.

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Here's a couple of that chip/flake system that I talked about.

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very cool........So. it's a new layer of coloured concrete over the old stuff, or some other type of coating?

or, do you colour the existing concrete and grind the seams into it?

I saw a guy on Mike Holmes doing something like that....he added a layer of something and made the seams and added colour and such.

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Thanx Poncho, I really get wound up about all that can be done with it. I saw that Holmes On Homes episode you're talkin' about. I think I've seen every episode to be honest. That's not what any of those pics are. We do a similar application to what was shown on H.O.H. but none of those have it. They were all just bare concrete...we clean it and then stain with specialty concrete stain, engrave the pattern and clear seal. No layer of anything. It's ideal with in floor heat...that pic with the diagonal tile that's a dark brown-ish is an attached garage with the in floor heat.

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In that front doorstep pic the sealer is still wet so the "joints" between the "bricks" show a bit dark. After the sealer dried completely they look just like regular mortar joints.

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Nice!
Wish I could afford to do something like that to my pool deck.

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Yeah, it's very popular for that and way safer and durable than stamped concrete. It may not cost as much as you think. Roughly, where are you?

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Yeah, it's very popular for that and way safer and durable than stamped concrete. It may not cost as much as you think. Roughly, where are you?



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I have this small patio by my garage door....I guess it is what you are calling stamped concrete....It has a relief cut in it.......and is coloured...I kind of like it.

BTW...Mike Holmes lives in my home town.....No Elvis, I know, but we are famous for something....LOL

Oh.....and I think Stompin Tom Conners still has va home there too..............Yahoo......

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Yup that's stamped. We call that the Ashlar Slate pattern. I like it. There ya go, celebrities everywhere. Even here, our most "recent" celebs are; George Canyon, JD Fortune, Jon Simm and Colin White...not bad for such a small place.


Chop, I'll check the members of another forum I belong to. I will also PM a website to you so you can check it out for your own zip/postal code. There's also loads of info and options there. I don't want to post it in the open forum...it may not be proper forum ediquette.


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Post the link if you like, I can stand the competition...Hell, some of those guys may end up here too.........LOL

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I'm online a lot today, just wasting time. It's raining so I don't have much to do. I will post the link because I believe that what is there can be of a great benefit to some folks. It truly is a great option. Thank you Poncho for being so gracious with that offer. Some folks are very territorial about things like that.

This link is to one of my suppliers and you'll find info, options, pics, a contractor locator and a related forum. Who knows, maybe one of you will be interested in becoming a staining and engraving contractor.

www.engraveacrete.com     Check it out and ask questions there or ask me here. Thanx again Ponch.

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  Thats the same website I was looking at last night,, a very interesting machine,,,
What does a setup like that cost? I see they can be leased,,   Bill

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Just like anything, cost depends on how far you want to go. The "full load" trailer package is around $45,000.00. Of course there is still some "support gear" required, not much though. I do more than staining and engraving so there's a lot more than that tied up. If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you as much info as you want....well, whatever info I have anyway. Heh,heh.

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  Thats alot of equipment for 45K,, especally these days,,  That most likely could be a good business, with out a big investment to start,, especally with the lease option,, where you own the equipment after the lease expires,, more of a payment plan,, just need the customer base to work with,,, and the drecretive engraved concrete fad is a hot ticket right now,,idea,Bill

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That's pretty much what I thought about it. A person can do very well in this biz. It's an easy one to expand if you want as well. There's just so much that can be done...I branched out into countertops, tables, vertical stamping...I'm hooked. A lot of my buddies in the biz are as busy as they can handle just with the staining and engraving.

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