UNIQUE CONCRETE WINS 2014 ASCC
Unique Concrete has won first place for cast-in-place, stamped, over 5,000 sq ft by the Decorative Concrete Council which is part of the American Society of Concrete Contractors.
2014 DECORATIVE CONCRETE AWARDS
The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has announced Unique Concrete as the first place winners of its sixth Annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition (Cast-In-Place, Stamped, Over 5,000 Square Feet).
ARTISAN IN CONCRETE
Unique Concrete is true to its name. Like many decorative concrete contracting firms, it constructs pool surrounds, patios, sidewalks and driveways. However, unlike other contractors, it also specializes in laying concrete on top of decks.
CONCRETE OVER WOOD DECK
A couple of homeowners in West Milford, N.J., were looking to enhance the curb appeal of their house by enhancing the front entryway. They initially contacted us about the possibility of resurfacing concrete steps leading to the front door and pouring a new sidewalk from the driveway to the steps.
STAMPING OLD FASHION WAY
On a typical new-construction job, our company begins with the preparation of the grade and formwork. The total thickness of the concrete would depend on what type of application we are dealing with, but typically we look to pour around 5 inches.
2006 RESTORATION CONTEST
Concrete Decor’s first annual Concrete Restoration Contest attracted quality submissions from all over the country. In the end, the four winning entries represented four different ways to approach a concrete restoration job.
2008 RESTORATION CONTEST
A picture of a job before the grout is applied and after a lithium siliconate has been applied to the cast in place concrete tile. This helps to further densify the concrete.
2010 RESTORATION CONTEST
Unique Concrete finished first place in the 2010 Concrete Restoration Contest by Concrete Network. Exterior – Project: Pool restoration in Pompton Plains, N.J.
2008 ASCC/ DCC AWARDS
The Decorative Concrete Council, an arm of the American Society for Concrete Contractors, has selected these projects as the best of 2008 in their categories. These results represent the DCC’s first annual decorative concrete competition.
CONCRETE DECOR ARTICLE
Barry Fisher, owner of Unique Concrete, West Milford, N.J., says offering flextime can be beneficial, as long as the policy is not abused. “You must recognize that they have a private life, and can’t always take care of personal business during their off-hours,” he says.
10 IDEAS FOR CONCRETE ENTRYWAYS
Concrete Network’s article on 10 Ideas For Great Concrete Entryways features Unique Concrete and teaches you how to create a grand entrance to your home with concrete walkways, steps and decorative accents.
DECORATIVE CONCRETE PROJECT
Concrete Construction’s Decorative Concrete Project of the Year by Unique Concrete was constructed to support a very large motor home. The result was cast-in-place concrete tiles that would not come apart.
CONCRETE OVERLAY TRANSFORMS ENTRYWAY
This home’s tile-covered entryway steps and adjoining patio had clearly seen better days. The tiles were starting to delaminate and spall becoming slippery and hazardous when wet. The owners were looking for an economical solution to restore the structural integrity of the entryway and improve the curb appeal.
HOW TO COVER OLD WOOD DECKS
You will be intrigued just as I was by the concept of poured concrete over weathered wood decks and interior wooden floors that have settled unevenly in old houses. Think how much nicer these areas could look as long as they can be made structurally sound enough to handle the additional weight.