The Hardscaper Blog:

Benefits of Concrete as a Paver Alternative

Using a paver alternative Colorado Hardscapes creates a running bond pattern with colored bands.

Over the years we have been asked if we install pavers. We do not! Therefore, if you are set on adding pavers to your next project, we will not be the right subcontractor to work with. However, if you are looking for the aesthetics of pavers with the many material benefits of concrete, we can […]

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What Did 2020 Look Like at Colorado Hardscapes?

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a strange year to navigate. Despite the obstacles, we are thankful for everything that went well; some of which include, expanding into our new Swimming Pools Division, developing new Rammed Earth projects, and the tenacity of our employees.  We would also like to thank all of our […]

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Solving floor problems with Bomanite Modena; Cementitious Terrazzo

CSU Lory Polished interior floors with different sized colored and sized aggregates

Modena VS. Cementitious Terrazzo You might be wondering “What is the difference between Modena and Cementitious Terrazzo?” In short, Bomanite Modena is the high-end version of cementitious terrazzo. This premium interior overlay option gained its reputation just as the rest of the Bomanite products have; only the most qualified and trained installers are certified to […]

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What Is Decorative Concrete?

Courtyard with white integral color on walkways showcasing decorative concrete.

When you picture concrete, you probably think of dull, gray surfaces — designs that are durable but not exactly imaginative. And while that might be true of some concrete structures, the material also offers tons of potential for art, design, and decorative concrete. With the right finishes and patterns, concrete can add interest and inspiration […]

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Concrete in Public Art

Public Artwork in Denver Some of Denver’s most popular art pieces include DIA’s “Blue Mustang” by Luis Jiménez, “I See What You Mean” (Blue Bear) by Lawrence Argent and the three-piece “Cloudscape” sculpture by Christopher Lavery. Unknown to many, Denver requires 1% of all Public Improvement Project budgets be toward public art. As of now, […]

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Specifications Causing You Headaches?

Specification Mock up for client approval

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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