Our entire function at Concrete Remodelers is to create, restore or remodel the look of concrete. We know, every concrete stain company claims to the same thing, but at Concrete Remodelers we live by our claim because all we do is concrete aesthetics. From the early 1990’s our history has included some major innovations and developments that resulted in a huge impact on the aesthetic concrete revolution that was just starting, and we are still working to develop new cutting-edge systems today.
2. Here at Concrete Remodelers, we know concrete! Our years of experience and research have enabled us to “read” by visually looking at your concrete to determine its condition. It’s second nature to us. For example, we know that moisture adversely works against concrete, so we can look for signs of damage when we inspect a project. It’s so important to preempt and prevent the effects of moisture as much as possible, whenever it is possible. Every project is different, but we are well trained to evaluate the condition of your concrete and find a solution. If we can’t find a solution, we won’t sell you a system. We will give you our honest opinion.
3. CRO coloration is a “Maintainable” system. Once a project is installed and completed, future repairs only need to be limited to the damaged areas, not the entire project: like repairing a damaged fender on a car.
4. We have been in the business long enough to learn that all concrete and concrete aesthetics require some maintenance depending on the type of coloration or the environmental impacts affecting it daily.
We created our unique CRO and CRS Systems to give us the ability to restore old, blotchy, patched or damaged concrete surfaces. We take mismatched concrete and convert it into uniform and modern architectural environments. We can enhance or completely change the color schemes of existing stained, sealed or epoxied concrete, and create minimalistic, elegant or even complicated configurations on interior and exterior concrete. Whatever you can dream, we can help create.
What type of coloration and staining do you specialize in?
We are experts at installing acid stains, non-reactive and our CRO colorations systems and toppings.
We have installed several million square feet (7m+) throughout the country of each.
We develop custom systems and solutions.
Can you stain an old concrete floors?
Yes, we can stain on almost every concrete surface. We also stain vertical surfaces.
On new concrete, we need to wait a minimum of 28 days, depending on the thickness and exposure to rain.
On interiors with thermo heating and thin concrete pours (under 2.5” thick), we can begin as early as 2-3 weeks.
The goal is to not enter too early that the cleaning preparation does not remove the tight, hard troweled surface.
What makes Concrete Remodelers’ CRO different?
When we spot possible concerns with a prospective customers concrete, we have a propensity to care and to explain any limitations up front, based on our evaluation of the clients concrete conditions.
We sincerely want our clients to know if their concrete is riddled with problems.
We will explain possible solutions and what to expect in terms of longevity or future care.
We will recommend the systems with the best success rates for the combination of design goals and limitations.
We have the knowledge and experience to use substrates with the ugliest patterns and blemishes.
Our unique CRO coloration system allows us to hide patches, blotches, mismatched concrete, etc.
CRO allows us to go right to the color without guessing.
CRO allows us to stain in almost an unlimited color palette. Including pastels, some metallic, etc.
Damage to our installation will only require a repair to the isolated areas.
CRO allows us to turn any existing sound substrate into the most beautiful compositions;
INCLUDING going over existing:
Vertical veneers and concrete dry stack veneers
CRO has been installed in over a million square feet since 1998.
Does Concrete Remodelers pour concrete?
No, we have shifted our focus to working on new, old or textred substrates. Once leading experts in concrete countertops and engineered toppings, we have chosen to let this market go.
In certain occasions, we will install thin skim coatings.
Toppings and concrete pours are referred over to our friends: a trusted network of experts.
Many up and coming specialty contractors are extremely eager and willing to attempt counter-top installations at extremely low prices.
What does concrete coloration and stain cost?
Every project is completely different from the last. Some properties have many rooms or specialty trim. Other projects may have a moisture issue and yet another has adhesives. An exterior deck may be faded, but previously sealed. And yet another may require us to work weekends. These are factors that affect the cost of a project. We believe our prices are not only fair but justified based on the labor intensity and costs of hybrid chemicals and systems. Some systems involve several layers of matrix enhancers, primers, toppings and base coats, hardeners and stain layers, sealers and finishes. All custom installed and hand-crafted on site.
While mass-produced-manufactured tile flooring costs an average of $5.00 a square foot to install, usually this cost doesn’t include the price of the tile. Some specialty tiles will cost up to $22.00 a square foot just for installation and another $20-$50 a square foot for the stone or tile.
It is safe to guess that prices can run from $4.00 to $30.00 a square foot, depending on complexity and technology.
Based on volume
Wage rates required
Insurance risk requirements
Risks and limitations.
In general, we are very competitive and we are experts trusted by general contractors, architects and designers.
What notable projects have you produced ?
Our largest project is Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
413,00 square feet of reactive sealers and
36,000 square feet of acid stains.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Poway
Project of the Year
Spirit of Christ Catholic Church in Denver
This project beat Denver Bronco Stadium for best project and won 7 Ace awards.
Showplace! High Point, North Carolina
72,000 square feet
Can you put stained concrete on a second floor?, A high rise LOFT?
We are working on a system as of this writing.
Can you re-stain a stained concrete floor?
Yes, using our hybrid CRO system.
Can you color or stain integral colored concrete ?
Yes, using our hybrid CRO system.
We can make all the concrete areas uniform and eliminate the mismatched look.
Can you stain or color sealed concrete, painted or epoxy floors?
Yes, using our hybrid CRO system.
We can use any sound substrate to go over.
We are as strong as the material that we are stuck to.
The Beauty Is In The Hardscapes
Your home is your castle and it’s also a reflection of your personality and style. Keeping it beautiful takes a big investment, energy and passion. Properties in today’s communities are often maintained by trusted landscape professionals, and with trees, shrubs, lawn and plants, it’s a bit overwhelming to consider taking on this task. But you stay on top of it because your home is your family’s pride and joy. Home is where the heart is, and it shows!
Your landscaping requires a weekly or bi-weekly upkeep, and the house is kept up in stages, the items most forgotten in the big picture is the concrete hardscapes.
Often concrete is simply hidden in “plain sight” because it’s considered “back-gound noise”. A lot of owners don’t realize that concrete can be used to accentuate a property’s architectural design composition, and increase their assets’ value at the same time.
Giving the concrete a make over will cause it to become an integral design features. We often overlook the boring, drab, gray patios and walkways. We’ve become so used to the ugly blotches and patterns of pool decks, and we haven’t even noticed that the sealers wore off and the color has faded off the stamped concrete. Probably because in our subconscious mind somewhere, we tell ourselves that “concrete is like a natural stone, and it is what it is“….
FORTUNATELY it is not the end of the road for that long forgotten concrete pool deck, patio and walkway. No longer is it the “step-child of architecture”. In fact, concrete has evolved to become the focal anchor point to many of today’s great buildings and homes. Properties are being remodeled and concrete is the feature that “Brings the finishing touch” to most projects. Remodeled concrete will rejuvenate the magnificence of any property. Landscaping will be framed in style and your entire property will stand out.
Concrete Remodelers’ coloration and sealer chemistry allows us to create endless aesthetic colors and patterns to achieve the finest results and best looking compositions for your property. We can change ugly, outdated terracotta colors to French Grays, or perhaps Jerusalem Stone. Forget about the blotchy patterns and standard gray, we will transform it into a marbled or subtle pastel, even a grand minimalist monotone. We’ve even made concrete look like blue-green pond water to extend the feel of a small tropical pool in La Jolla. We have even shifted the colors of pavers from “pinkish blah” to sandy-buff. Heck, if we can turn an ugly black epoxy retail floor into the most beautiful Spanish Stained floor, we are sure to help you design that beautiful aesthetic concrete look.
Our portfolio is filled with many examples of properties we’ve helped our amazing customers transform into their fanciest desires.
MOISTURE AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR CONCRETE
“The single most used and abused “aesthetic component” of any residence is the concrete hardscaping.”
Your exterior concrete goes through a lot! Your family walks on it and plays on it. You drive your car over it and use it as a work surface. The weather wrecks havoc on your concrete through continued exposure to daylight (pure ultra violet rays) and by saturating it with water when it rains. Let’s not forget about landscape watering and chemicals (fertilizers and plant poisons) that saturate the edges and expansion joints, oh, and those weed-eaters and edgers aren’t exactly a concrete’s best friend.
Temperature has a lot to do with “Color Loss” too. Expansion and contraction occur every day, sucking moisture upwards from below grade and squeezing it through the concrete headed towards the warmth of the top side, taking the pigmented oxides with it. Over time the sun’s rays fade it away and before long, you end up with unsightly cow patterns instead of your beautiful decorative concrete.
Have you ever noticed the concrete at the perimeter of your house, at the places where moisture drips off edges of roof lines? Especially in climates where fog occurs. You will often find that your concrete’s large sand and even the aggregates are totally exposed. That’s because the moisture that drips from these areas, due to rain or fog, and even landscape watering is accelerating your concrete’s vicious life cycle, causing further damage. When you spot areas where the smooth finish of stamped concrete or the broom finish of regular concrete is missing, you are seeing evidence of damage being caused by moisture on your concrete.
Of course, not only pigments, but sealers are also affected in this process. Where there was once a protected sealed concrete surface, you now have visible areas of exposure. The culprit once again being water that is traveling from below grade and moisture penetrating from beneath the concrete slab.
This is why it is so important to maintain the sealers on your decorative concrete (Just like you would on a wood surface.) By doing so you reduce the amount of moisture being absorbed and inhibit future damage.
You may not see the damage during the rainy season. The real problem doesn’t start until the hot months of summer.
Much like underground streams, landscape and rain water from higher elevations are absorbed deep into the surface where it is cool. By its own weight, the water begins a journey led by gravity, down hill. This journey can take months. Although some of the water does evaporate into the open air, it does make its way upward through your concrete.
When the temperature changes and the weather turns hot, you may notice white dusty powder, crystals, or loose concrete dust showing up on your concrete surface. These are signs that the concrete is acting as a “heat-sink” and the cool water is being drawn to it. You can test this on your own. Place a rubber mat or plastic sheet over a problem area. After a couple of days, lift the material and you will see a wet area equal to the shape of your mat. At first it may seem harmless, but over time, (even in as little as a few months), you can see the damage occurring. This is especially obvious in “newer” decorative and integral concrete pours.
Thankfully, there are ways to resolve and reduce “most” of these issues while gaining control over the cycle of moisture damage. By physically looking at your concrete, Concrete Remodelers can evaluate the level of damage to determine what can be done. (And what can’t be done)
We would love to meet with you and help you find a solution for all your decorative concrete needs. We will explain what we see happening to your concrete, and then educate you so you will know to what extent your concrete may be restored, without adding unnecessary costs.
So contact us today, let’s get together and get you that quote and see what it’s going take to restore (or remodel) your concrete to new life.