Concrete Slab Porch - Need Ideas or suggestions.


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Old 10-05-06, 09:11 PM
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Question Concrete Slab Porch - Need Ideas or suggestions.

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We are getting 4 inches of concrete poured onto our existing concrete slab porch in a few weeks. (You can see the porch here: http://************/npmr8 )

A Contractor is pouring the concrete but he does not have the tools to do stamping but is willing to work with us in trying to stamp this concrete. (We will stain after it is stamped).

Anyways....I see vendors selling rigid and floppy mats for stamping. Is this something we can purchase and stamp our selves?Does anyone have example of older "cookie
Cutter" stamps? We just want some depth to our concrete slab.....but really don't know what is the most cost effective way?

Anyone stamp their own concrete recently?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
 
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Old 10-06-06, 06:59 AM
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I do not think raising that porch 4" would be a good idea. You might have code issues with the door, and will most likely have water issues at the wall.

A better solution would be one of the thin overlays in a decorative pattern.
 
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You will also be increasing the step height where the side walk meets the porch.
 
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Originally Posted by Tscarborough
I do not think raising that porch 4" would be a good idea. You might have code issues with the door, and will most likely have water issues at the wall.

A better solution would be one of the thin overlays in a decorative pattern.

Thanks for the thoughts guys. Any ideas on a thin overlay with a binding agent? What options do we have in an "earthtone" color. This is what we are struggling to find.
 
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Google "decorative overlay", for many sites and photos of the process.
 
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Originally Posted by Tscarborough
Google "decorative overlay", for many sites and photos of the process.
Thx Tscarborough. I will be doing some research over this weekend on this.
 
 

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