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  1. Thomas Edison’s Big Failure: The Concrete House

    You know, concrete can be used for just about anything. In fact, just last month we wrote a blog on how concrete has been made into furniture, rings, phone cases, and even canoes. But as much as we love stamped concrete (and concrete in general) there have been some bad ideas that have come along. And one of the biggest came from the most popular inventor of all time, Thomas Edison. So What Are W…Read More

  2. So Where Did Stamped Concrete Come From?

    As we’ve mentioned many times before, concrete has been around for thousands of years. While humanity basically forgot how to make it between 500 AD and 1600 AD, when it came back it came back with a vengeance. But even after it returned, it was still that boring gray color that most people think of when they think of concrete. Not only that, but its surface was almost always relatively smooth,…Read More

  3. Strange Uses For Concrete You Might Not Be Aware Of

    Here are Marrocco’s, we deal in stamped concrete just about every day of the year. Most often we’re taking care of stamped concrete driveways, patios, and sidewalks, or maybe an indoor project such as an acid stained concrete garage or basement floor. While we can handle any stamped concrete project that comes our way, there are certainly concrete projects that you’re simply not going to se…Read More

  4. Decorative Concrete Patio, or “Just Okay” Vacation?

    When it comes to how we spend money, there are always decisions to be made. Should you go with higher quality or cheaper price? Should you spend it now or wait until later? And, one of the biggest ones, should you spend the money on something material or on an experience. The idea of spending one’s money on experiences has been the subject of more and more articles on the internet. After all, w…Read More

  5. Happy Holidays! What Is Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete Doing During the Winter?

    On behalf of Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete, we’d like to wish you a “Happy Whichever-Gift-Giving-Holiday-You-Celebrate.” While you probably weren’t asking for stamped concrete or driveway paving for your particular celebration, it was certainly never far from our minds. After all, just because it’s winter in Baltimore doesn’t mean that we have nothing to do! Buildings Are Always Bein…Read More

  6. Businesses Our Stamped Concrete Company Has To Work With

    If you have ever had a house built, you know that there is a very specific order in which you have to build it. First comes digging and leveling, then foundation, framing, electrical and plumbing. You’re certainly not going to call the drywaller or hardwood flooring expert before the walls are in! A general contractor will ensure that everything lines up properly so that everyone works together…Read More

  7. What Makes Decorative Concrete Stamping Different From Traditional Concrete Projects?

    We talk a lot about stamped concrete in these blogs, but have you ever stopped to think about what exactly makes stamped concrete different from other concrete procedures? When professionals attend the World of Concrete convention every year, how are they sure they’re all using the same definition. Stamped concrete, also called decorative concrete, has three distinct differences that make it un…Read More

  8. You Probably Walked On Decorative Concrete Today and Didn’t Even Know It

    Perhaps the great aspect of decorative concrete is its versatility and ability to mimic just about any material out there. It’s very likely that you’ve walked on stamped decorative concrete today and didn’t even know it. Maybe you went to a mall and walked on their granite walkway. Perhaps you went to a party at your friend’s flagstone pool patio. No matter how real those pavers looked, n…Read More

  9. Start Planning Your Concrete Pool Deck Now For Spring 2017

      If you’re considering a stamped concrete pool deck, there’s more than likely still time to get it taken care of even though we’re heading into the middle of fall. But if you’re reading this blog in the middle of winter, you’ll probably want to contact Marrocco’s soon in order to get the ball rolling on your pool deck. Why? Planning Gets You Just What You Want When you decide you wa…Read More

  10. What Stamped Concrete Retaining Walls Are More Complex Than You Might Think

    When most people think of retaining walls, they imagine stones, concrete blocks, or stamped concrete blocks simply holding back the soil. In reality, there’s so much more to a retaining wall than that. Let’s take a look at some of the aspects of a retaining wall that many customers are unfamiliar with. The Base Building a wall on the dirt isn’t a good idea. Dirt can wash away over time, and…Read More