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Patio Project

Integral  Patio Project:  Carved concrete Fountain, cast concrete planters, wood beams pergola, stone and wood flooring.

Started by nelson lasaosa

0 Jul 23

Protecting a concrete patio

What is the best way to protect a concrete patio when building projects on them? I am thinking plastic sheeting and then cutting around the…

Started by Jesse Aubrey

0 May 30

I used a 1:6 cement ratio for my scratch coat is that going to be too weak?

I've built a large mushrooming 1/2 inch steel structure crossing my steel in 8 by 10in squares though the cement that we used was 1:6 ratio…

Started by Dustin Dowd

1 May 28
Reply by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans

surface prep: To lath or not to lath

Hi All, Im going to begin work on a fireplace surround. the look/feel will be a troweled plaster look, think mediterranean. The substrate i…

Started by Greg Tomer

1 Mar 17
Reply by Jim Wieschel

Spiderlath in the UK???

Hi guys. I am really wanting to try a fibreglass lath (such as superlath or spiderlath) for my next project at Bristol Zoo, but I can't sou…

Started by Daniel Days

2 Aug 21, 2017
Reply by Daniel Days

Concrete Planters - I

These are a series of concrete planters I´ve been making as a show sample. The planter is about 65 x 65 cms. Pretty sturdy and heavy ... wh…

Started by nelson lasaosa

0 May 7, 2017

Your favourite concrete dye ?

Based on others experience, I´d like to use along with acid stains, some concrete dyes for indoors aps. Would you share which brand you hav…

Started by nelson lasaosa

4 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by nelson lasaosa

something in the garden

hello and bonjour from france. I'm a british plasterer in france working for myself in what's becoming an increasingly difficult  market.Tr…

Started by graham malloch

0 Aug 30, 2016

Stacking a reatining wall for carving -- HELP!!!!

Hi all, thanks in arvance for reading this I really appreciate any input I can get. I watched all of the videos on youtube (hubby now thin…

Started by Nichole

2 Jun 23, 2016
Reply by Nichole

Anyone planning on going to The Northeast Concrete Expo 2016 next month?

I see hardscape systems is one of the sponsors.. I'm considering making the drive from NC, just wondering if there are any other VA members…

Started by Aaron Pendergast

0 Feb 11, 2016


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