"Thank you to Jimmy & the Decorative Concrete Expert team. We were looking for a solution for our patio that was both classy and functional. I can't thank you enough!" -Teresa N.
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“Thank you to Jimmy & the Decorative Concrete Expert team. We were looking for a solution for our patio that was both classy and functional. I can’t thank you enough!” -Teresa N.
"Thank you ever so much for doing such a beautiful, professional job. Our patio acrylic floor covering and slab is exactly what we were hoping it would be! We are thrilled!" -Lois & Den
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“Thank you ever so much for doing such a beautiful, professional job. Our patio acrylic floor covering and slab is exactly what we were hoping it would be! We are thrilled!” -Lois & Den

Category Archive: Decorative Concrete

There is still time this year to get your pool deck resurfaced Orlando!

We are fortunate here in Central Florida, that our swimming pool season lasts well into the “fall” months.  If you spent your summer looking at your old and worn out old pool deck, there is still time this year to get on our schedule!  Take a look at the before and after photos below if you need more convincing to get your pool deck resurfaced.  For this specific project, the owner had areas of mismatched concrete and old failing texture.  We recommended our spray texture overlay to help match the different concrete surfaces, as well as provide a great non-skid, mold, and mildew resistant surface.  You can see from the photos below that this cost-effective decorative overlay surface helped make her old concrete pool deck look almost new!

 

If you are ready to do the same on your pool deck, patio, or any other outdoor concrete surface, give the Decorative Concrete Experts a call today at 407-342-8552.  Or fill out our web inquiry form http://decorativeconcreteexperts.net/contact-us/!

We service Clermont, Orlando, Winter Springs, and everywhere in between!

 

The benefits of stamped concrete for new construction.

If you are looking to add a new patio, walk-way, or in the process of putting in a new swimming pool deck, we highly recommend checking out the options for stamped concrete.  Stamped concrete can only be done with new construction and is not available as an overlay (existing pool decks, patios, or walkways).  One of the many benefits of stamped concrete is that it can be formed and colored to achieve almost any look you could imagine.  This allows our customers to be a part of the design for their own patio, pool deck, or walk-way, making for a truly one of a kind creation.  Another benefit of stamped concrete is it cost-effective option over alternative materials such as pavers or natural stone.  Stamped concrete is easy to maintain and the final product is long-lasting.  

If you are interested in the different options of stamped concrete, please call us, the Decorative Concrete Experts at 407-342-8552!  We service the greater Orlando area and would happy to help you create your one of a kind new new patio, pool deck, walk-way, or driveway.

Check out some our recent stamped concrete projects in the Orlando area!  Also, view our stamped concrete photo gallery to see the different stamp patterns we have available! http://decorativeconcreteexperts.net/stamped-concrete-gallery/

 

 

 

 

 

StoneCrete; a different option for your concrete overlay.

Hands down our most popular overlay surface here in Orlando and Central Florida is the classic spray texture overlay.  The spray texture overlay is a classic and cost-effective option for resurfacing your pool deck, patio, driveway, or lanai.  However, we get many calls a day wondering what other options are available for overlays and our product, StoneCrete, is a great option!  StoneCrete is a hand troweled overlay surface that isn’t as commonly seen on new pool deck construction.  This product has the look of natural stone and is able to be customized with color to your preference.  In addition, this is a great product for remodel work on your older surface. While the cost is bit higher than the classic acrylic spray texture, the end result is a beautiful and unique concrete overlay surface.

We serve the greater Orlando area and would love to help with all of your pool deck resurfacing needs.  Call the Decorative Concrete Experts today at 407-342-8552.  The photos below show the different steps of how we apply our StoneCrete overlay to your pool deck or patio.  Check out more photos of StoneCrete on our website at this link http://decorativeconcreteexperts.net/stonecrete-gallery/

 

 

Unsightly cracks got you down?

Then maybe it is time to resurface or remodel! Cracks in your concrete pool decks and patios are inevitable unfortunately here in Central Florida. Here at Decorative Concrete Experts, we know how much this can bother you as the homeowner, when all you see instead of a beautiful pool deck, are the cracks in the concrete. These cracks, will always be there and will remain visible, regardless of what methods of repair are applied. However, we have a method we use that helps to conceal those cracks much better than just painting over them. We call it our “random stone pattern”. With this method, we use the lines of the cracks in your deck to create a pattern and use the cracks as the grout lines. The cracks will still be there but they will be far less noticeable than before. In order to do this method, we must remove the old surface of your pool deck, patio, driveway or lanai. Then, we resurface the area with our spray texture overlay and last cut in the areas to create the random stone pattern.

Check out these photos below of our spray texture overlay with random stone pattern!

If you are interested in remodeling or resurfacing your pool deck, patio, or lanai or want more information on our Spray Texture Services call one of our experts in Orlando at 407-342-8552.

 

Get your pool decks and patios ready for summertime Orlando!

Summertime is rapidly approaching here in Orlando and what better way to fully enjoy your pool deck, patio, or lanai than to freshen it up with a pressure wash and re-seal. Revitalize your concrete patio or pool deck with a fresh new coat of sealer. Our guys specialize in sealing many types of existing surfaces, from pavers to decorative concrete concrete. We will clean up the surface with a high powered pressure wash and then put down a fresh coat of paint or sealer on your pool deck or patio. This will ensure your deck will continue to look great for years to come! Check out the before and after re-sealed concrete pool deck photos below.

Give us a call 407-342-8552 and speak to one of our experts!

Let us make your pavers look new again! Orlando Paver Sealing by the Decorative Concrete Experts

Here at the Decorative Concrete Experts, we specialize in installing, replacing, resurfacing, and maintaining concrete and concrete products.  Pavers are extremely popular in Central Florida and a large percentage of new driveways and pool decks use this surface.  Like any concrete exposed to the elements, pavers will wear and fade significantly over time.  Periodically as part of your normal home maintenance, you should thoroughly clean and seal your pavers.  Paver sealing is not for the average do-it-yourselfer.  The steps are not very complicated and everything looks pretty easy to do but there are some pretty common mistakes that can ruin the look of your pavers.  There are a few very common issues that we come across.  White hazing is fairly common and sometimes cannot be corrected.  Another issue that we run into a lot is peeling and flaking of the existing sealer.  This is another issue that we sometimes can’t correct depending on if a non-compatible product was incorrectly selected.

The Decorative Concrete Experts of Orlando use only the best non-yellowing sealers that will bring back the original color of the pavers and protect them for years to come.  This driveway below was fading pretty badly and we were able to bring it back to new condition with our top of the line sealer designed for professional installers that you will not find at your local Lowes or Home Depot.  We serve the greater Orlando area and would love to help with all of your pool deck and driveway paver sealing needs.  Call the Decorative Concrete Experts today at 407-342-8552.

Paver sealing in Orlando

Transforming a paver driveway in Windemere

Transforming a backyard with stamped concrete

We often encounter backyard spaces that are unused for a variety of reasons.  A lot of the time it’s hard to get grass to grow with dogs tearing the up the area or having lots of foot traffic from kids playing outside, etc.  This outdoor space to the right had the issues listed above in addition to not draining water properly.

 

 

 

We were able to excavate the area and use our laser level to make sure that our surface elevations allowed water to drain properly off of the new patio space.  We are very fast on these small projects.  We were able to transform their backyard in only 3 working days over the course of a normal 5 day work week.  This will provide plenty of area for a table and chairs and a grill to entertain friends.  In addition we added a sidewalk around the Florida room to a very small existing patio adding functionality to their current features.  Stamped concrete offers a competitive price coupled with the most durable, low maintenance surface that money can buy.  Call the Decorative Concrete Experts today at 407-342-8552 to create the outdoor living space that you have always imagined.

The dark side of pool deck remodeling.

Back in January 2010 I was contacted by a customer about doing a full remodel on a pool deck.  It was a large job, almost 1300 square feet.  I priced out replacing the whole surface with our spray texture product and as with all of our projects gave a written warranty with the proposal that would cover any defective materials or workmanship (bond failure).   After leaving a couple of voicemails to follow up with no response I filed the proposal away.

Last week I received a phone call about pool deck work in that area and when I showed up to look at the job I recognized both the house and the pool deck.  The homeowner didn’t remember me at all and started showing me problems throughout the deck area.  Most of these problems were related to bond failure where the new surface was literally just flaking off.  There were two other areas that held a lot of water causing slipping issues that should have been addressed.  She let me know that a complete remodel was done in February of 2010 and that she had another contractor repaint the surface about a year ago to try to “save” the surface.  I wrote up a quote for removing and replacing the entire surface so that she wouldn’t have to be bothered with anymore deck work for another 10 years.  The quote that I gave her last week was $5700.00.  When I got back to the office I couldn’t wait to start looking for the original proposal that I gave on that job.  The original proposal was for $4200.00.  My pricing hasn’t gone up in the last two years, the difference is simply the cost of removing all of the work that was poorly done so we can start fresh with a solid surface.

This is a sad situation.  She probably “saved” $1000.00 on the original job by going with a small timer with no licensing, warranty, or plans to be around long term.  Then a year later spent that $1000.00 to try to cover up a job poorly done.  Now before year three rolls around I quote her almost $6k to clean up everybody’s mess and to finally do the job right so that the pool deck isn’t a constant eyesore.  A couple bad hiring decisions turned a $4200.00 problem into a $10,000.00 problem and a lot of headaches along the way.  I’m not sure if I’ll get the job this time around because there’s always that cheaper guy out there, and some people just never learn.  If you want your job done right and want a company that will stand behind their work, give us a call at 407-342-8552.  Click here to go to our pool deck gallery

 

 

Fire Pits – the newest addition to the Decorative Concrete Experts product line in Orlando

I’m excited to announce that we have started producing an extremely high quality fire pit for the Orlando market that is unlike any other product available.  Our fire pit is cast as one piece with a high strength, fiber reinforced concrete mix design and utilizes an insulated liner that will allow it to last for decades.  The exterior is hand stained to reproduce the look of natural stone without the cost and complexity to build.  Our standard fire pit will be set up for a traditional wood burning fire and there will be an option to burn natural gas.  These firepits will be available as cast in place on your existing concrete slab, pool deck, or paver patio or built at our facility to be delivered and installed in as little as a few hours.  The cost is very competitive with similar mason built units that are held together with mortar and use stone veneers.  Check out our site OrlandoFirePits.com to find out more and contact us to get information on pricing and availability.

Decorative Concrete Experts are Increte certified installers

We are proud to have completed Increte’s two day training course covering their full product line.  Increte is an industry leader in decorative concrete and their products are specified by architects and designers for commercial projects from restaurants to shopping centers.  Click here to visit Increte.com and see what is possible with concrete.

Increte also can create concrete stamps with your company logo or custom design.  Here are a few Examples:

 

Visit our stamped concrete page for service in Orlando Florida.

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