The entire project was done while being filmed for an episode of WNEP's "Home and Backyard," and wound up airing in two parts because of all the detail that went into the project. This project was completed by four men in five days.
The most difficult part of this project was accessibility, contractor Emil Gera says.
"Everything had to be moved from the front parking lot of the building to the rear by mini backhoe or powerbuggy, approximately 600 feet," he says. "This was due to terrain and existing landscaping. The preexisting patio was cut up and loaded into a dumpster, piers were removed, and the base compacted. Then we laid out our design. When we were contacted for the job, I gave them several ideas, and this was the first one that I envisioned when I first saw the site."
The project consisted of a 32-foot-diameter circle with a walkway leading to the building. The field and walkway are stamped with Brickform's 3x3-inch Heavy Stone pattern in a custom intergral gray color. The borders and center are stamped with a Roman slate texture in a charcoal hue to match the accent borders on the building. The 16-2 logo is a custom stencil by DCI matching the station logo.
All the color hardener for this was custom matched to the colors in the actual logo by Kingdom Products. This was highlighted in the show with a trip to the facility to see how it's done. The only parts of the logo not done in color hardener were the black borders, which were created with Smith Stain. The patio was antiqued with Proline's EZ-Tique in Regatta Blue and Rock Gray and sealed with Kingdom Products Regal Gloss. Once completed, a landscaping company made the patio look like it had always there. This too was part of the TV show.
"This was a once in a lifetime project for us to be filmed doing what we love for TV," Gera says.