For the last couple of years we have had an occasional leaky basement, and when I say “leaky” I mean more like “floody”. We’ve been lucky enough to have it stopped for the time being but we really needed to fix the problem eventually, which was our back patio. I grabbed my camera for before pictures after they had already ripped the step and the corner of the patio up but this is basically what it was before.
A family friend and had to rip it all out. Fresh start.
Then we hired a concrete company to pour this awesome new back patio:
They gave it a great design, and stamped the edges to give it a border. Then they sprayed an antiquing on the border to darken it.
Here’s a closer look at the stamp design:
Now that it is all done we have lots of landscaping around it to do and more accessorizing! I’m so glad that we can now hopefully rest easy knowing our basement won’t flood.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.
I’m LOVING it!!!! So beautiful Kitten!
devin's mom says
I LOVE IT! It looks so good Midge!
Looks great! What an improvement! 🙂
Wow! The new patio looks fabulous! 🙂
I love it!!!
a H.I.T. says
You guys did a great job!
It looks so nice. I love the stamping!
Brett Alexandra says
Wow. That turned out amazing!! You are going to have fun decorating it:)
that looks awesome!
recipes for the life says
Looks awesome and so chic!!
Design it Chic says
Oh it looks so cute and chic! I love the new design! So rock your little patio now! Fire up the grill and keep the lemonades comin’:)
Happy Sunday and enjoy your new patio as well as the simple things!
oh my, what difference! I love the new patio 🙂
good morning elizabeth,
stopping over from roll call this am! i know what a pain in the buttt a leak in the basement can be… our’s flooded 3 times in the past 2 years and we had to throw away just about everything the last time! it was a real pain!! hopefully we both got ours fixed NOWW! lol.. love the new patio!! enjoy.. stop ova and say “hi” sometime.
yours truly... says
OH MY! Leaks suck, but at least you got this great new patio out of it!!! It looks amazing!!! Such a big difference!!!
i LOVE the stamped concrete look! I wish you could send those guys over to our place! haha
I LOVE it! It is a great feeling knowing your basement won’t flood isn’t it?
Get Real Girl says
I love this! I have a wood deck in the backyard of my home and something like this is exactly what I would like to have someday!