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Add Some Traction to Your Step
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Walkways, water features and pool decks are usually what comes to mind when thinking of a sand washed finish. Its sandy texture leads people to think of bare feet and flip-flops during the hot summer days but it is not limited to these few applications. A stamp and custom color theme can be used to blend a sand finish in with any aspect of the entire landscape. The sandy look is pleasant on the eyes and adds a soft visual appeal which can help other features stand out. The texture can also be purely utilitarian and serve as traction when opening up to the rest of the yard. So, even though summer safety might be the first thing to consider when designing kids play areas, keep in mind that there are many uses for a sandy finish. It serves as extra character and dimension to a yard and works great for traction when the barbeque and beverages come out during football season. [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg Serves Top Craftsmanship
Thinking about different finishes for your landscape project? http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg is a full service concrete and landscaping contracting company. We are known for excellent craftsmanship with an efficient turnaround time. Consider hiring us for any job large to small. We are familiar with installing even the basic concrete sidewalk and of course, complete custom landscapes. Our staff is exceptional in the field and fortunately our pricing is still competitive. We offer free quotes and can help take you though some of the tough decisions when considering landscaping for all four seasons of the Inland Northwest.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Play With the Sandy Texture
Water-wise landscaping has become a standard now that the city utilities offer discounts on xeriscaped lawns. Often people can get lost when thinking of how to keep it interesting but what better than a sandy walkway to tie in with river rock and those native plants. Think of a lake-front beach resort when considering sand washed concrete. All that is needed to be one step closer to that summer getaway is a custom outdoor bar, swinging hammock and activity area. For a natural camping look consider a boulder seat-wall and firepit or a sand textured Tiki Lounge patio. Maybe a jetted tub is just what is needed to give that feel of a hidden away hot spring. Take a look through our gallery to get some ideas on what has been done before and be sure to contact us if you have any further questions. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12567″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]
Our Expertise in the Field
Our expertise in the field is what stands out among the quality work done with http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg LLC. Our team is known for getting to a job and performing like clockwork. When laying a new concrete project we make sure to be meticulous when clearing out and grading the area. A sand wash finish requires precise timing to ensure the quality of colors are not jeopardized. Our landscaping team understands the nature of concrete and they use specific techniques during the concrete curing process to ensure a quality result. Afterwards we make sure to give the the customer specific instruction on how to care for the final product. For instance we recommend not using a steel shovel on any stamped concrete and can give alternative tips on how to care for the concrete so it lasts your household a lifetime.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_btt_skin=”light” row_background_text_position=”front”][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Sand Washed Finish – Gallery
Here is a gallery of http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg’s work with Sand Washed Finishes. A sand finish can be applied on almost any type of concrete install. It works great for walkways, pool decks, patios and driveways. The sand wash finish adds an element of texture to the surface that makes things a little more ‘grippy’ when walking upon it. This is especially useful in areas that will receive snow, ice or a regular amount of water due to a water feature or pool. The sand finish looks great too and specifically stands out when incorporated with concrete borders that are either left unfinished or textured with a stamp.
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Sand Concrete Finish Options
Traditionally the sand wash finish has been used along pool-decks for added traction around the pool. It is a style that works well for both bare feet and shoed up soles. It has become much more popular, as of late, in decorative concrete applications. When installed the texture should be consistent with a gritty touch. Light applications could remain unsealed but for most sand finished surfaces a sealant should be used.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Discrepancies can come from the type of sand being used. In areas where multiple types of sand are abundant the price point isn’t much of an issue. Desert sand, for instance is rich in colors ranging from red to yellow. Beach sand, on the other-hand is going to be creamy or caramel in color. http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg is based in Spokane where sand discrepancies are not as abundant. Sand is pretty much sand here. Though, with the silica sand offered at Lane Mountain, just north of here, a type of white beach sand is available that offers a clear wash keeping initial colors of concrete true. Colored concrete is an excellent way to enhance the appeal of a concrete install on a budget. Finishing that off with the gritty texture a sand finish provides the wow factor is shocking.
Other areas for implementing a sand finish are practically limitless. One application that http://dundeedig.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/outdoor-patios_131.jpg specializes in is using the sand washed finish on Stamped Concrete. Typically stamped concrete can appear glossy which causes the mind to hesitate any sure steps during wet weather months. A sand finish on this concrete is one of the best applications that can be used to gain traction. Not only that, but a combination of sand washed finished concrete and standard stamps can really outline the beauty of an install. This works great for walkways, driveways and patios alike.
Stamped borders are increasingly popular among installs because they offer a way to include the beauty of stamped concrete at a budgeted price. For walkways with stamped borders a sand wash finish is an excellent option. This will provide extra traction along the sides with the luxurious visual quality of stamped concrete.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]
Learn More About Sand Washed Finishes
Here are some useful links to help you gain more knowledge about the Sand Wash Finish style.
- civilmanage.com – Civil Engineering World
- GWC Decorative – The benefits of sand finished concrete
- Pinterest – Sand Finish Concrete