Creative Concrete Employee Environment

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Decorative Concrete, Patio, Uncategorized

 

 

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This concrete project designed by Michael J. Dul and Associates was made for the employees of this Troy, Michigan firm.  It’s playful design and great space utilization made it a great space to take breaks.  The patio is a mixture of exposed aggregate and plain broom finish concrete.  Then the curbed exposed aggregate planter adds another point of interest.  It is always fun to work on  creative and unique projects like these.  The alignment of the lines and the change in textures show the true craftsman ship of this concrete installation.

Custom Concrete Driveways in Southeast Michigan

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Decorative Concrete, Uncategorized

When you are looking for a truly custom concrete installation it takes a company with a lot of experience.  The experience is what allows a client to realize a great design.  The experience also makes it possible for the client to enjoy the project for many years because it was installed correctly.  Exposed aggregate concrete is a very attractive form of custom concrete.  It gives the appearance of many pebbles embedded in the gray field of concrete.

The photo below and the bottom photo were designed by Daryl Toby at Aquafina Gardens.  Daryl is a great designer who likes to break boundaries with his concepts.  I like the results of Daryl’s ideas.  The center photo was a design that Scott A. Albaugh came up with for the owner of this home with a lower garage.

Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile can install any custom concrete project requested.

A New Exposed Aggregate Driveway In Southeast Michigan

Posted May 13th, 2011 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Patio

Exposed aggregate concrete is a wonderful product for so many reasons.  It is an attractive and reasonably priced paving surface.  The exposed stones add a great look to your patio, walk or driveway.

One thing that I like about exposed aggregate concrete is that it is not trying to look like something else.   For example concrete with a stamped brick pattern is trying to not look concrete which it is and trying to look like brick which it is not.

If you are looking to get exposed aggregate concrete you can use either pea stone mix or a larger stone concrete mix.  It is strongly suggested that you use either wire mesh or fiber mesh to reinforce the concrete and prevent cracking.

This project was designed by Deborah Silver from the Detroit Garden Works.  This is just one more feature that was added to a yard that has been beautifully sculpted.  Deborah Silver has befriended the homeowner and helped her turn this property into an oasis.