Our customers often struggle with choosing a design for a concrete overlay on larger patios or driveways. They don’t want to have a solid colored overlay because they are worried it will be too plain, and they worry about choosing a pattern because they don’t want it to look too busy on such a large area.
We have found that our custom hand-taped large slate pattern works well on large areas. Here are a few photos of a large slate concrete overlay on a patio in Lynchburg, VA.
We started this job by cleaning the concrete. Then we used 1/2″ wide tape to create a large random slate pattern across the entire patio and a brick header course around the border. After the pattern was applied, we sprayed a dark brown concrete mix on top of the tape. Then we removed the tape and sealed the entire patio.