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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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Sandscape® or Sand Finish?

Concrete walkway with dark Sandscape® banding

When determining your flatwork needs, always consider Sandscape ® vs sand finish. “Sand finish” concrete is exactly what it sounds like – A sand-textured decorative flatwork option. Sand finish concrete creates a non-slip surface, perfect for parks, entryways, plazas, etc…While being non-slip, soft, sand aggregates allow you to walk on its surface barefoot and comfortable, […]

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Making A Splash!

Bomanite imprinted pool deck at Vantage Point Apartments.

Colorado Hardscapes proudly announces a new pool construction division as an expansion of services in 2020.  Having earned a reputation for excellence in architectural flatwork, water features, and artisan rockwork over countless projects, we now proudly offer turn-key solutions for commercial pool construction. As you likely know, pools can be very expensive and extremely complicated. Moreover, […]

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Holiday Season

We are officially submerged in the holiday season! We wish you quality time with your loved ones this month and great things to come as a new decade approaches. Take a look at our job profile page to stay updated on completed projects through the new year. Holiday Hours: Mon 12/23 8AM–4:30PM Tues 12/24 8AM–4:30PM […]

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Don’t Let Functionality Compromise Your Decorative Sawcuts

Sandscape flatwork Downtown East Louisville Decorative Sawcuts on Flatwork - Colorado Hardscapes

USE CRACK CONTROL JOINTS IN COLLABORATION WITH YOUR DECORATIVE SAWCUT DESIGNS. Architectural concrete comes in just about every tone, texture, and treatment imaginable. One aspect is decorative sawcuts. When balancing both design objectives and structural integrity, many factors need to be considered. Depending on the design, our concrete artisans may hand tool sawcuts while the […]

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Concrete Construction highlights our Decorative Design Center

Concrete Construction highlights Colorado Hardscapes' Design Center

Concrete Construction highlights our Design Center in this insightful article they posted this month. To anyone wondering “Who is Colorado Hardscapes?”, give this article a read. The more you know, the more you’ll understand the full-service capabilities and unmatched quality we bring every time. Article Highlights: From utilitarian flatwork in the late 1940s to decorative […]

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3 Concrete Floors Myths! Understanding What You’re Standing On

Bi-colored, smooth Troweled MicroTop floors.

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF CONCRETE TO REVEAL THE TRUTH Frequently clients who want polished concrete floors tell us they want a durable, low maintenance material that lasts a lifetime. High-performance architectural concrete certainly checks all the boxes, but there are differences. We think understanding the wide variety of options in concrete flooring is important, otherwise, […]

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