This portion of the blog will show our porches being installed using seamless concrete texturing techniques.
We chose a tinted colored concrete, which is mixed into the concrete in the concrete mixer truck on site. The pump truck then pumps the tinted concrete mix from the concrete truck into the prepared forms for the porches.
Concrete is pumped into the forms that will be the back porch. Note the rebar is already in place for support and strength.
The concrete crew first spreads the wet concrete, then the concrete is smoothed using a flat edge, called a screed board.
Heavy mats that are etched with a texture are laid on the wet concrete. One of the lucky concrete crew members then dons the special “dancing shoes” and uses their body weight to create the impression on the concrete.
Andy Wagg, of Wagg Concrete, takes center stage on the front porch doing his dance.
The finished product cures.
Note the porch surface is flush with the floor to create a no-step entry. To prevent water penetration, special pan flashing was installed for the doors before the concrete was poured as an extra measure. The doors will be installed on top of the pan flashing.
We used Wagg Concrete to install our porches. Wagg Concrete can be reached at (443) 250-1941.