Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgivingOh my gosh – time sure is flying by at a break neck pace. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since our homes were filled with family and friends for a festive meal and to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. This weekend we do it all over again.

Hardscapes Inc. wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise…then you will discover the fullness
of your life.”

– Brother David Steindl-Rast

Decorative Concrete Driveways

Hardscapes Stamped DrivewayA concrete driveway can become a thing of beauty when colour is added to the mix or dusted on during the process. Then it can be stamped with patterns that can resemble flagstone, pavers, stones or brick.

Stamped concrete can range from around $8 and go over $18 depending on complexity and materials.

If you’re just looking to colour your concrete driveway you can match up almost any colour to compliment your home or surrounding outdoor décor.

Concrete engraving can be done on existing driveways. At a considerably lesser price point, usually $3 to $6, it’s a great way to spruce up an existing drive.

Staining concrete is really becoming the way to create beautiful driveways. Chemical stains are used for both interior and exterior so your driveway look can carry straight through to your garage floor.

Contact us for a quote on your new driveway.

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Win Tickets to CIFF Screenings and Black Carpet Gala

The Calgary International Film Festival is September 23 to October 4.

Enter today for a chance to win. The contest closes at noon on September 17.

http://www.avenuecalgary.com/Contest/Win-Tickets-to-CIFF-Screenings-and-Black-Carpet-Gala/

Visit the Calgary International Film Festival website for more information on the films being screened and to purchase tickets.

http://www.calgaryfilm.com/

Garage Floor Solutions

Garage floor solutions! Hardscapes Inc. can transform your nasty garage into a clean and comfortable extension of your home.
Here’s a before and after of a garage floor with mechanic access transformed to a clean and tidy workspace.

FYI, that’s not a carpet in the after shot. That’s one of our great concrete finishes.

Hardscapes Concrete Floor Before   Hardscapres Concrete Floor After

BEFORE                                              AFTER

Decorative Stamped Concrete Patio

Do you have a west facing backyard that is extremely hard to keep hydrated? Is your lawn or a section of your lawn scorched, parched and unhealthy looking?

Why not minimize the expense and labour of attempting to keep it green and opt for a beautiful decorative stamped concrete patio?

You have a ton of options with stamped concrete!

The patio can be poured and/or shaped and sized to fit your available space. You can choose from any imaginable colours and textures. Stamped concrete has superior durability and weather resistance, and even better than that, it’s cost-effective!

At Hardscapes, we specialize in decorative concrete solutions. If you’re thinking of doing something sensational with your backyard this summer, give us a call at 403-547-5597 to arrange a FREE on-site estimate.

Happy Thanksgiving

The team at Hardscapes Inc. wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

Reflector Floor

Hardscapes Calgary Reflector FloorWe just put the finishing touches on a beautiful “Reflector” floor coating in the Kensington area this past week. The clients love it and have had many positive comments about their gorgeous floor!
It was a custom blend of two colours to create a truly “one of a kind” floor.
Reflector/Enhancer is a metallic powder that we mix with our “Elite Crete” epoxy to create amazing floors.

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Calgary Home & Garden Show 2014

SHome-Showpring is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the 2014 Calgary Home + Garden Show.

The event runs from February 27 – March 2, 2014 at the Big Four Building at Stampede Park in Calgary.

Hundreds of exhibitors, retailers and industry experts, will showcase products and provide valuable tips on anything and everything pertaining to home maintenance and improvement, design, eco-friendly products, organization and renovation.

The Calgary Home & Garden Show is your most trusted resource and is definitely an event not to miss! Enjoy the show. Hope you get lots of great ideas…

If your spring project is repairing your concrete, get expert help with Hardscapes Inc. Experts in concrete repairs and flooring.

Sink Hole

Driveway RepairOver the years water, snow and ice even city fed runoff from sewer gutters can cause erosion under your driveway surface. This leaves your concrete driveway slab vulnerable to cracking and if not properly repaired it could collapse.

One way of solving this problem is called mud jacking, a process that pumps high pressured grout into the void under the driveway through holes cut in the surface. The process fills the space between the foundation element and the eroding soil.

Once you have corrected the elevation discrepancy you will still be left with cracking and the inevitable patchwork that covers the holes made to apply the process.

Hardscapes Inc. has a number of solutions to repair and rebuild the surface of your concrete drive and bring it back to its previous beauty.

Give us a call to find the solution right for you.

 

Oil or Transmission Fluid Stain?

Ever wonder what stains your driveway more, oil or transmission fluid?

Stained DrivewayQuite honestly it doesn’t really matter. Either one will leave a nasty stain. If you leave it too long or you have a chronic problem with you vehicle it may be imbedded in the cement permanently.

These two fluids left un-attended can also lead to pitting in the concrete. Small divots that will let water sit and will eventually crack the surface.

If your drive way sounds like the one above you might consider re-surfacing. Hardscapes Inc. has a surface solution for every driveway situation. Fast and professional, get your driveway looking brand new in no time.