This neat little project was for some local astronomy enthusiasts. They wanted a concrete pad where they could easily set up their telescope for their hobby. We discussed options and came up with this design. After digging out we formed a 9 foot diameter circle installed rebar and were ready to pour. Placed the concrete and stamped the outer area with Italian Slate texture skins and centered the compass stamp with North aligned properly to allow quick set up of their telescope. Color choices on compass were from customers and the outer area was stained with several shades of grey for a realistic rock look.
This project we started from the ground up. Design was a collaboration between the homeowner, general contractor and myself. The main body of the driveway is exposed aggregate with Italian slate texture skins stamped on the border. We built curved steps for this grand front entrance way. To achieve stamp texture on the vertical surfaces we applied a thin layer of overlayment. All finished afterwards with Acrylic sealer.
This is one of my personal favorites, Homeowners have a beautiful piece of property with a strong creek running behind it. The shapes of this patio were from a design by a landscape architect. Homeowner and I modified it somewhat to fit the landscape. Patterns and colors were left to me to decide. The main body is stamped with Italian slate texture skins and the curving borders are stamped with London cobble. A very Earthy mixture of greys, browns and green were applied for color and sealed with Acrylic sealer at the end.