Housing starts, sales and prices down in 2015

Hardscapes Inc. concrete floor.Read article posted by CBC News:

Calgary real estate market to drop in 2015, with little growth on the horizon: CMHC

If you were considering selling your home but think you’ll just wait until the market rebounds, it may be the perfect time to give it some TLC with a much needed and long overdue restoration or renovation.

Why not be proactive? When things turn around, and they will, you’ll be ahead of the game and ready to throw that For Sale sign on the front lawn knowing that your investment will pay off!

Hardscapes Inc. has been providing quality craftsmanship, service and customer satisfaction for over 17 years. We’re here to answer all your questions, discuss your ideas, or to book a FREE personalized quote.

Call 403-547-5597 today!

Colour Your Concrete

Hardscapes coloured concrete floor.Did you know that concrete doesn’t have to be gray? You can change the colour of your concrete while you’re mixing or finishing it.
Hardscapes Inc. has a number of ways to change the colour of your concrete. Dyed colour and Dry-shake colors which consist of a powder that is applied to the surface after the concrete has been poured, screened, and floated.
Literally anything concrete can be coloured and textured to meet any design idea.
To see some of the interesting colours that can be applied to your driveway, sidewalk or basement floor take a look at our resources page for a variety of colour and surface options.

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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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International Day of Peace

Monday September 21, 2015 is International Peace Day.
international peacedayEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. It is sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day. The day was first celebrated on Tuesday 21 September 1982. The theme of the first International Day of Peace was the Right to peace of all people.

International Peace Day is dedicated to world peace, and The United Nations “invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day.”

As individuals we can take a moment on Monday to do a random act of kindness, simply something to brighten someone’s day. Speaking a kind word, writing a note of gratitude to someone you love, holding a door open for someone, lighting a candle, buying a coffee for the person in the vehicle behind you at your local cafe drive-thru, or simply acknowledging someone with a smile, are things we’re all capable of. The smallest act of nurturing inner peace can change the world one person at a time.

http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

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

Concrete Pads

Hardscapes Inc. concrete patio deckThinking of doing a diy concrete pad for the back yard. Think again. It’s harder than it looks and if you mess it up, your in for a full day of de-construction just to get it back to square.
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Hardscapes Inc. are professional at working with concrete. Their designs and colours can make any back yard concrete pad stand out from the crowd with stamping and polishing features that make it look like custom stone work.
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Get it in before the winter and enjoy you new patio all next season.

Concrete Resurfacing

BandageNo matter how much care you take with your concrete driveway it will eventually start to wear.

If your home was built in the last fifty years your driveway, and probably your walkway, are built with concrete. These outdoor features of your home need to be made of materials that are durable and long lasting, and concrete fits the bill.

What do you do when signs of aging start to appear? Whether it’s pitting due to oil or other petroleum products leaking from vehicles onto the surface, or from shifting soil that leaves cracks in the cement where grass and weeds can grow, your driveway can become an ugly welcome home.

If your driveway is looking like it may need to be jack-hammered out and re-poured that can be a big expense.

Here’s the good news, don’t just put a bandage on it, there is another solution. Concrete resurfacing is a way to bring those aging concrete walks and drives back to life.

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Concrete Countertops

Concrete CountertopAre you re-modeling your kitchen? Most remodels these days center around what kind of stone you are going to use for your countertops. Granite, Quartz, Slate, Engineered Stone and many more.

Most people dismiss concrete because concrete sounds like something you would use for a driveway or side walk but concrete can make one of the most beautiful and long lasting countertops. Concrete’s reputation as being not quite perfect as a countertop material has evolved. With new resins and colour options, concrete now has a polished, lustrous finish that rivals any of the other options.

Hardscapes Inc. can give you great concrete solutions for all of you remodeling needs.

Contact us for more information.