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Mr. Denny of Windsor, CO has done several projects with us over the years, but this porch, walkway, and fire pit patio is by far the most ambitious.
“This project took five months at 6-12 hours a day, depending on the size of the pour. It was all hand excavated with a shovel and the 842 80lb bags of concrete mixed in a drum mixer (actually two mixers; the first wore out 3/4 way through). The concrete has Integral Color as well as Acid Stain. Due to a steep grade, the downhill side of the hot tub pad and the fire pit area are 4 feet thick! All concrete has rebar anchors driven into rock and steel mesh throughout.”
Wow! That’s some project. Many would not even attempt it, let alone see it through to completion! While all of the concrete received Integral Pigment Treatment, Mr. Denny acid stained various sections of the concrete, leaving others alone—the acid stain creates a “third color” by accenting the integrally colored concrete. Using dark orange, medium orange, yellow and olive green pigments for the project, he produced unique shades and contrasts on each concrete section. Mr. Denny’s hard work is already paying off as his family loves the new additions. The benefits of such a well-designed project go far beyond his family’s enjoyment, as this buildout will return a major property value increase during assessment…that is, if his kids ever decide to sell!
2.5 Gallons of Cola Acid Stain
1.5 Gallons of English Red Acid Stain
1.5 Gallons of Sea Grass Acid Stain
1 Gallon of Malayan Buff Acid Stain
1.5 Gallons of Avocado Acid Stain
1.5 Gallons of Desert Amber Acid Stain
10 lbs. of 553 Concrete Pigment
10 lbs. of 533 Concrete Pigment
10 lbs. of 1311 Concrete Pigment
5 lbs. of 300 Concrete Pigment