Serving Saskatoon and Area with quality concrete services, Stone Temple Decorative Concrete evolved from K & B Concrete Ltd, which started in 2002 as a small two man operation. Since day one, their main objective has been a high standard of professionalism, quality workmanship, and customer satisfaction. Stone Temple's enthusiastic and open minded approach to projects has spurred on many creative and unique designs.
Trusted Saskatoon landscape & Yard experts Stone Temple Decorative Concrete continue to expand their knowledge by attending seminars and courses instructed by nationally renowned leaders in the decorative concrete industry. Whether stamped or standard grey broomed concrete "OUR QUALITY IS IN THE FINISH". Trust the "Concrete Artisans" for unique hand-carved vertical concrete, hand-built decorative landscape boulders or stained interior floors. Stone Temple Decorative Concrete installers take pride in their creative designs. Stone Temple is Saskatoon's Trusted Residential & Commercial Concrete Experts!
TrustedSaskatoon.com Talk to the Experts – Trusted Contractor Show - Questions for Russ - Stone Temple Decorative Concrete:
Q: Rachelle Nieman: Do you offer paving stone/brick pavers as an additional option to concrete stamping? With paving apparently there is no cracking that still happens with stamping?
A: Unfortunately we don’t offer a paving stone option. We have focused our talent and resources on perfecting Decorative Concrete. You are correct that “pavers” don’t crack. They do shift or settle however because they are not reinforced with rebar/steel.
Concrete does have a matte of rebar that holds the structure together. If the rebar is adequately designed the cracks will remain “hairline” cracks. Concrete is often more affordable than pavers.
Q: M Liz Beisel: What is the most popular product for driveways and how long does it take from start to finish?
A: A driveway can be fully installed in a day but generally it takes about 2 days for a regular sized driveway with a walkway. Our most popular decorative concrete designs are a “texture mat” finish which stands out like river bedrock. Another very exclusive design is “Cypress Slate” which looks like quarried slate rock tiles which can be colored/stained.
Q: Deenna Dekker: How long from start to completion does it generally take for n average driveway …I am assuming weather is a factor?
A: It generally takes 2 days.
Q: Kim Krivoshein: Do you do round pools? Do you offer resin based products or just concrete? What would you recommend as bet option?
A: We only install Decorative Concrete, if improperly installed, is extremely slippery. If the concrete has a steel trowel used on it in the finishing process the fine sands and concrete particles are brought to the surface. When an acrylic sealer coats the top the surface it become even more dangerous.
Our method keeps the coarse materials at the surface of the concrete. So much so that it has the traction of a grey “broomed” brush finish. Our techniques are so successful that Paradise (pools) and Leisurescapes will only contract with us for pool decks. Chlorine and Saltwater in pools react differently with different material. Of course we prefer concrete for its traction and its durability. Decorative Concrete requires more cleaning than wood decks but we believe that one would enjoy their outdoor living space significantly more.
Q: Crystal Gharini: Can I cement over a crumbling driveway or does it need to be completely redone? Please help!!!
A: If it is a decorative concrete pattern it can be restored. If it is a grey broomed finish there are options to restore it although the color match is difficult to achieve. If it is a small repair it will probably last longer than a large repair and prevent the spread of the concrete deterioration. For grey driveways with extensive crumbling we suggest that it be removed. It is better invest in new materials that repair older failing materials. I wouldn’t use concrete over older concrete in significant amounts. It will usually crumble off.
Q: Sean Boyko: What is the cost comparison between your product and brick? What is the life span comparison.
A: We are not experts on Brick paving stones but some generalizations about the industry are they are more expensive compared to concrete. The pavers can have an extremely long life but are more subject to ground movement. Concrete if installed and maintained correctly, should last 20-50 years in Saskatchewan. It might require touchups.
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