The Hardscaper Blog:

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; Cement-Based Terrazzo

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

Modena VS. Cement-Based Terrazzo You might be wondering “What is the difference between Modena and Cement-Based Terrazzo?” In short, Bomanite Modena is the high-end version of cement-based 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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7 Concrete Features That Took These Zoos to the Next Level

Shotcrete rockwork on zoo rocks in elephant exibit.

If you live in Colorado, you’ve probably been to Denver Zoo and/or Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, but did you know that Colorado Hardscapes has constructed several features at both? Our history with installing concrete features at Colorado zoos goes back decades, starting with simple repair projects and then growing into something more. Taking part in so […]

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Concrete in Public Art

Pictured above – Village of Five Parks 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 […]

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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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