1. 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 uni…Read More

  2. 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, no…Read More

  3. 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 wan…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Advantages of Concrete Over Wooden Steps

    If you’re recently added a deck or built a house, you have choices in the types of steps that you choose. First of all you can pick wooden steps, which have a number of disadvantages. Second, you have the option of big, traditional concrete steps that are solid but not all that practical. Third, there are stamped concrete steps. Here are the pros and cons of each. Upkeep of Wooden Steps Wooden s…Read More

  6. What Are The Advantages of A Stamped Concrete Driveway?

    It’s no secret that you can get a regular ol’ boring concrete driveway. After all, most every house in the city has a grey or tan concrete driveway. So this blog certainly won’t be about “the only driveway you’ll ever be able to get, because other types don’t exist.” But...a stamped concrete driveway might be the only driveway you ever love! Here are three distinct advantages of a st…Read More

  7. 3 Great Places for Acid Stained Concrete

    Acid stained concrete is one of the most artistic projects that we get to embark upon here at Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete. And like so many artistic endeavors, the more you know the science, the better you are as an artist. We’ve done so much concrete staining that we certainly have that art down to a science! Here are the three most common projects we’re asked to do. Entryways Even if a hou…Read More

  8. Now That Fall is Coming, Can Stamped Concrete Still Be Poured?

    As the weather gets colder, the mindset people have about their yard changes. They think about clearing their plants instead of planting them, and decorating their homes for Halloween instead of looking for ways to improve the physical landscape. This, of course, means that people aren’t thinking about adding that stamped concrete walkway in the backyard, or having a stamped concrete driveway po…Read More

  9. 4 Amazing Aspects of Concrete

    We work with concrete every day, and yet when we stop and think about it, it’s truly amazing how it works. (It’s best not to think about it, because then we’d never get your concrete driveway done!) So we’re just going to take a few minutes to give you some of the most surprising aspects of concrete. It Doesn’t Dry “Wait,” you might say, “of course it dries. Otherwise we’d be wal…Read More

  10. What Is Concrete, Anyway?

      If you live in Baltimore, or just about any other place in the world, you see thousands of tons of concrete every day. Of course, it’s not always stamped concrete like you’ll get from Morrocco’s...a lot of it is in buildings and quite a lot of it is in useful and decorative structures like fire pits, walls, and statues. But there is quite a bit of it underfoot as stamped and stained concr…Read More