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Ronstadt Renovations

Ronstadt Renovations

Etched in Stone

When it comes to decorative concrete, owner Joe Ronstadt knows how to seriously lay it down.

There’s a major difference between the old asphalt and plain gray cement driveways of times past, in comparison to the newer schemes in decorative cement design. If you want to transform your driveway into a beautiful stone courtyard, creative companies like Ronstadt Renovations—in business over 28 years—can make all the difference.

You don’t necessarily need brick or stone ribbons, pavers or stamped concrete lining your driveway to enhance the beauty of your home. The effect is beautiful, and Ronstadt Renovations offers every option you could dream of, but those additions can cost up to $15,000 per driveway. Not everyone is ready to fund such a grandiose undertaking.

Alternatives at a fraction of the cost have been popularized the last few years, including: concrete staining (layered stains topped with clear coating that work with existing shades of concrete); concrete overlay (colored concrete coatings, stamped to achieve the texture of tile or stone); and concrete scoring/engraving (where grout lines are cut and filled to achieve the appearance of large stone tiles).

“One of the most cost effective methods of improving the aesthetics of your home is to work with the existing concrete, and apply various techniques such as staining, concrete coating overlays and scoring grout lines,” Ronstadt says. “The result can absolutely rival inlaid stones, at about a third of the cost.”

The techniques are even environmentally friendly, a result of quality research and years of trial and error in their workshop.

If you’ve wondered for years what to do about the cracks in your driveway, unsightly oil stains from inconsiderate cars or just the dull slate of gray staring back at you each day upon your return home, you should definitely call Ronstadt Renovations.

Ronstadt Renovations offers a wide array of techniques used in the decorative concrete industry:
  • Staining
  • Cement Overlay Coatings
  • Texturing and Stamping
  • Scoring and Etching
  • Stone and Tile Care
 (Acid Cleaning and Sealing)
  • Interlocking Pavers
  • Epoxy Garage Floors

For further information, please call: 949.751.7159
Visit us on the web: decorative-concrete-oc.com