Planning for the landscape and pool project at this Castle Pines residence included early meetings at Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Colorado Hardscapes’ Design Center with Courtney McRickard, the landscape designer. Colors, textures, and different applications were discussed, sampled, reviewed all the while keeping the costs of each option in tune with the overall budget.
Final selections included the use of natural stone paving and cast-in-place concrete – both vertical and horizontal. Landscape walls, pool coping, cast-in-place patio stones, and the fireplace hearth all were placed with a Sandscape Texture ® finish, utilizing a specialty integral color, a light buff color, achieved by utilizing titanium dioxide in the concrete mix.
The fireplace hearth was finished by grinding and polishing the concrete to a glass-like finish, making a very smooth hearth and/or bench.
The patio area with the cast-in-place patio stones of varying sizes was cast on a level plane with a sub-surface drainage system designed to quickly move any water away from the house and its foundation. Small Mexican beach pebbles filled the gaps between the patio sections.
The colors and textures of the concrete worked well with both the hard and soft surfaces of the overall landscape theme to create an outstanding project.
Photography Credit: Michael Peck