Stamped Concrete Patio Abbotsford
Texture Stamped Concrete
It all starts with a plan, which, like many of our projects, was mostly a vision. There were no formal drawings to work from, so we sketched something on paper to demonstrate how the water would drain and the general layout of the stairs and concrete retaining wall that would be necessary, and then began construction.
The Concrete Patio Plans
The backyard was a gravel pit, uninviting as a place to unwind and enjoy the summer. Because grass would not grow and only a few plants would survive, we reasoned that a large patio surrounded by concrete planters would be low maintenance and useful while also creating a very welcome space for residents and guests.
Different angles are grouped to show the huge landscaping change of the yard from different angles and perspectives.
We decided to finish the retaining walls and borders with a light wash architectural concrete finish and the inside areas with multi-color stamped concrete, 7 colours to be exact. On a separate stamp concrete analysis, you can observe in detail how we constructed the multi-colored, custom-cut, and grouted stamp concrete. Check the page on customised stamped concrete.
Concrete Drainage is critical.
This perspective, shot from the south-east corner, demonstrates the dramatic difference. Water drains to a washed rock section at the lowest point of the concrete patio. This was the only spot for water to drain 1500ft2 of concrete so it was important to get the slopes correct the first time.
Many of the retaining walls are at a suitable height, finish, and thickness, allowing people to sit and engage comfortably around the perimeter. A 120-foot concrete retaining wall supports 1500ft2 of plants.
Small Excavation Equipment Services Abbotsford
Seven dump truck loads of earth material were taken from this property via the tiny gate. Small machines are a huge advantage, and we have a number of diverse sizes available to make such processes more efficient and inexpensive.
This yard includes 54,000 pounds of concrete patio, walls, and stairs, however when you travel through it, it appears incredibly private, not overdone, and is surrounded by trees and plants, making it quite welcome.
Beautiful Stamped Concrete Patio
Separate from the stamped concrete, the concrete steps highlight the risers. The risers are gently washed and include an overhang to provide the illusion of floating; these steps are rather contemporary and are highly sought after by homeowners looking for a modern stair riser design.
Seven different colours were trowled into the surface to simulate genuine random stone. Much of nature’s rock is multicoloured, and our customer requested a look similar to natural stone with a full range of colours to make the stamped concrete visually attractive and unique.
Each stamped concrete patio we make is unique, and colours may be customised to the customer’s specifications, ranging from a single hue to a spectrum of hues; the possibilities are really endless.
A Four Week Concrete Patio
The side yard is attached to the rear patio area by a walkway that is stamped concrete every ten feet to match the main stamped areas. From start to finish, this backyard patio renovation took four weeks, and by the completion of the four weeks, the back yard was entirely changed and stunning.