I have an area that is part of a planter area on one side of the concrete
but I want to "shorten" it so for now I have covered it with paver bricks as
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?
Thanks in advance,
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
there are likely other ways to do this like outdoor black grout
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?
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.
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".
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?
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