Decorative Walls

Are Concrete Cracks a Cause for Concern?

Concrete is a material known for its strength and durability. However, everyone also knows that concrete cracks. In this blog post, we will explore the different causes of cracking in concrete and whether your contractor can do anything to prevent them. Are there really different types of concrete cracks? Yes! And identifying them can help […]

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Colorado Hardscapes’ 2022 Year Review

As we close out 2022, now is the perfect time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of this year.  From completing many large-scale pool projects to expanding our workforce by 53%, we have achieved many successes and have grown as a team. Additionally, this year we received several prestigious awards. At this year’s DCC […]

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Decorative Concrete That Lasts

Stamped decorative concrete that lasts at the Radisson Hotel.

If you are looking for decorative concrete that lasts, it is important that you choose a contractor with a work record that still looks good decades later. At Colorado Hardscapes, we use only the highest quality materials and techniques to ensure that your project is not only beautiful but will stay that way. Continue reading […]

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How to Create Iconic Playgrounds With Concrete – Part 2: Concrete Slides

Showing completed Concrete Slides at High Prairie Park

Concrete slides provide a customizable and architectural-looking option for those searching for innovative playscape features. No matter the theme or design, Colorado Hardscapes has the resources to take your playground vision and turn it into something concrete. Why Concrete Slides? High Customizability   The leading reason why architects choose to add concrete slides to their playground […]

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Sandscape Refined; Sand Finish Concrete 2.0

Sandscape® refined flatwork next to fire pit

Sandscape Refined is one of the most high-end decorative concrete products you can come by. It takes the grip and walkability we all love about Sandscape and enhances its aesthetic and ecological value.  Why Everyone Likes Sandscape Refined:  More Colors By excluding warm-colored, local sands and replacing them with neutral silica sand, pigments in color […]

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Colorado Hardscapes’ 2021 Year Review

USAFA Air Gardens overhead shot of memorial, pools, and flatwork done by Colorado Hardscapes 2021.

As we look back on 2021, we see many opportunities to be thankful. This year, we celebrated 75 years in our industry and made significant milestones in our pool division. We were named contractor of the year by ASLA, were granted a bronze AGC ACE award, and got to be a part of many, one-of-a-kind […]

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At the Heart of Hardscapes

Colorado Hardscapes Logo with Lithomosaic letters.

We define “Hardscapes” as the solid, man-made, lasting components of landscape architecture. Flatwork, walls, rockwork, water features, fireplaces, etc. are all examples of hardscapes. Origin of the name “Colorado Hardscapes” In 1994, we decided to change our name from Van Heukelem Concrete, Inc. in order to distinguish ourselves in the concrete industry. While choosing a new […]

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Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary

Celebrating our 75th Anniversary with a variety of decorative concrete projects we think are the most memorable.

We are celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, and with such a significant milestone, we have a lot to be thankful for. We would first like to acknowledge our valued clients, the design community, and developers. It’s been a pleasure working alongside you to create a more beautiful and memorable Colorado. There’s nothing like driving […]

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