Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

Aerial view of the Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center Pavilions Outshine Competition for ACI Excellence Award

Featuring architectural concrete of utmost quality, three pavilions exquisitely extend the presence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Aptly called The Reach, the inviting trio in Washington, D.C., consists of the Welcome, Skylight and River pavilions. “The buildings are strikingly white,” says Yvonne Nelson, then the formwork manager […]

A concrete driveway that is sealed with Decra-Seal

Decra-Seal Natural Brings Out the Natural Beauty of Concrete

Ever since W.R. Meadows launched Decra-Seal Natural in 2018, it secured a unique niche in the penetrating concrete sealer category. The sealer, designed especially for decorative concrete applications, both enhances concrete’s color and repels water. “Without putting a wet look on concrete, it pops the color,” says Jim Becker, product […]

concrete stencil on walkways

Stenciled Concrete Walkways Make Great First Impressions

When people pull up to apartment buildings with stenciled decorative concrete walkways, the added amenity adds a certain panache. Moreover, “Stenciled walkways enhance a property,” says Larry Benforado, owner of Creative Coatings in Fort Myers, Florida. “If someone sees a nice walkway, they’ll likely assume the apartments are nice, too.” […]

concrete stencils for driveways

Stenciling Concrete Driveways
Can Direct Business Your Way

If you’re looking to boost a home’s curb appeal, stenciling a plain-Jane concrete driveway could be your golden ticket. “Herringbone brick is the most popular pattern we do,” says Bob Murphy, owner of Distinctive Concrete Coatings in Leesburg, Florida. “Everyone loves that.” Murphy founded the company some 25 years ago […]

Countertop Creativity – Part 1 Imagination and Hard Work Produce Stunning Results

A random sampling of concrete countertops created across the country display the ingenuity of a cadre of today’s decorative concrete artisans. Read on for an overview of three projects: One up on granite Shane Moseley, a concrete artisan by trade, moonlights as a graphic artist in his spare time. So […]

And now there are two:
Dock featured in Concrete Decor
inspires contractor to build his own

Back in 2017 Jim Sanguedolce got to the last page of his August/September issue of Concrete Decor and saw the Final Pour pictures of a custom stamped concrete dock. It looked like it was floating over a lake … and it made a lasting impression. Right then and there, the owner […]