1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. What is Stamped Concrete?

      In the last blog we talked about the different projects that people call us for. Stamped concrete works incredibly well for basement floors, driveways, and pool decks. But what is stamped concrete? If you’re not familiar with stamped concrete, it’s a pretty amazing process. Here, in it’s simplest form, are the steps to an amazing decorative concrete project. (Depending on what you’re as…Read More