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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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Concrete Samples – The Key to Success

Our concrete sample maker troweling a concrete sample for a client in our sample bay.

Our concrete samples have become a large part of our reputation at Colorado Hardscapes as we strive to establish expectations. Every concrete contractor has had the “This concrete looks wrong.” conversation before. Of course, that could be due to a careless contractor, but most times, that conversation occurs because of poor communication with the client. […]

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Specifications Causing You Headaches?

Specification Mock up for client approval including sandscape, broom finish concrete, a wall, and sawcuts cast-in-place Denver Colorado.

Double-check your concrete specifications (specs.) to save time, assure quality, and clarify intent. Case Study Do you enjoy writing specifications? Do you ever wonder what is truly needed or what is redundant information? Since specifications may range from being lengthy and detailed to very short and brief, it’s hard to determine when information is necessary. […]

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