1. 5 Advantages of Stamped Concrete

    In our most recent blog we told you how we pour stamped concrete, how we acid stain it, and how we use special mats in order to create the appearance of stone. But why would someone choose stamped concrete? It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the advantages that you can get from stamped concrete. We’ve been asked “why would someone choose stamped concrete over other forms of paving,…Read More

  2. So, What Is Stamped Concrete Anyway?

    It’s spring, which means that more people than ever are starting to investigate the upgrades they can make to the exterior of their homes. Some are looking into stamped concrete patios. Others are interesting driveway paving that looks amazing. And because they’ve just decided to look into home improvements, they might be new to the world of stamped and stained concrete and the advantages it h…Read More

  3. Spring Is Here. Are You Ready To Get That Stamped Concrete Poured?

    Here we are at the end of March, and it looks like spring has sprung. As we write this, it’s 68 degrees here in Baltimore, and while the showers might be keeping us from pouring our trademark stamped concrete outdoors, the temperature is certainly high enough to pour. Of course, spring begins our busy season. And while there were certainly opportunities to pour during fall and winter (as we deta…Read More

  4. How To Clean Stamped Concrete

      For over a year now our blog has been telling you about the many types of stamped concrete that can make your property look as good as it possibly can. After all, we can pour you a concrete driveway, install a stamped concrete patio, or get you a stained concrete garage floor that impresses everyone who steps inside. But as many awesome stamped and acid stained concrete projects as we’ve …Read More

  5. The Most Famous Concrete in the World

      We might poor stained concrete floors every day, but even we have to stop sometimes to think about how amazing concrete is as a material. After all, it’s the most-used product in the world and has been used for thousands of years. And during that time, humanity has made some absolutely amazing structures from it. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the famous structures that hav…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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, we…Read More

  8. 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 Being…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 wan…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