Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Contractor: Ronco Excavation, Waxahachie, Texas

Creating comfortable, backyard surroundings has been a growing trend among homeowners. This patio pool surround features engraved and etched concrete cut into golden-brown tiles to complement a cozy outdoor fireplace.

The six-member crew began by scoring the concrete with shark and barracuda saws to create rock tile shapes. Acid stain in golden sand and olive mist was applied using foam paintbrushes, sponges, and rags to create shading and color variation. Once the stain dried, the acid was neutralized and several coats of high-gloss acrylic sealer applied. The crew spent four days creating this backyard hideaway.

Ronco Excavation has been in the excavation and concrete business for 25 years and just added decorative concrete techniques to its offerings last year.