Hamburg Baptist Church
Location: Hamburg, N.J.
Contractor: Unique Concrete, Milford, N.J.

Although the concrete stairs at the main entrance of this church were structurally sound, patching over the years had left them in bad need of a facelift. Starting with a 1 1/2-inch unbonded overlay, the company resurfaced and stamped the steps, using cultured stone on the risers. The cost was about half that of a traditional masonry solution and provided a very attractive entryway. The savings also permitted resurfacing the sidewalk and another set of steps that was even more disreputable.