Article No: 132

2006-05-02 13:35:56
Decorative Concrete

Old-fashioned pool decks are giving way to backyard oases. All the "stone" in this natural-looking pool setting is actually concrete. Chris McMahon, owner of Architectural Concrete Design in Levittown, Penn., created this pool and deck for his family home in Upper Makefield. The pool deck was colored with LITHOCHROME Color Hardener from L. M. Scofield Company. The base color is Smoke Beige, with accents in Deep Charcoal and Dark Red. The concrete was imprinted with LITHOTEX Pavecrafters embossing skins in alternating patterns of Limestone and Fractured Slate and then top-seeded with aggregate to create a natural look. The boulders were also formed from concrete and stained with various colors of LITHOCHROME Chemstain.