Concrete pad to match existing driveway

I have an area that is part of a planter area on one side of the concrete driveway, but I want to "shorten" it so for now I have covered it with paver bricks as shown here:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1090906/P1000364.JPG
I really want to cover it with same concrete, but I have no clue how to match the black "grout line". It is not really a grout line, any idea?
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1090906/P1000363.JPG
Thanks in advance,
MC
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lay new slab if thats what your asking, cutting in grout lines, once the slab hardens mix portland cement with concrete dye and use as grout.
there are likely other ways to do this like outdoor black grout
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

You actually have two problems. One is matching the grout lines. The other is matching the concrete itself, which appears to be colored. What you have there looks like stamped concrete. You can try experimenting with test batches of various color for the concrete and grout. Or you can get some stamped concrete contractors to take a look. Problem is, it's such a small job, they may not be interested. Bottom line, ain't isn't gonna be easy to solve. Are you sure you don't want to leave it as a planting area?
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Not to second-guess you, but that seems like a lot of work to go through to gain what appears to be just a few square feet of driveway space...
-Tim
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I understand where you are coming from. But the main entrance to the house is a double wide door about 72" wide. The landing prior to the main entrance is about 90" wide.
The planting areas are on both sides of the entrance and it "cuts" into the entrance pathway narrowing it to about 40" wide. This is why I am trying to push the planting area back to the same width as the door entrance.
MC

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So what you are saying is there are two of these little areas that you want to fill in? Or at least that this area is between two planters?
In that case, I'd probably just cut out the section of driveway between the two planters and remove it. Then fill the whole area with new concrete. You can color it, stamp it, whatever how you like-- just don't try to match the existing. Then it will look intentionally different than the surrounding area, not just "different because it was repaired".
-Tim
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That is a thought. May be I can do something along that line perhaps pour concrete but stop at 1/4" below existing surface. Then use some special outdoor tiles I make it look more like a deliberate focal point?
Thanks,
MC
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miamicuse wrote:

My advice is to plant something. You will never get it to match, I don't care what expert tells you otherwise. I
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