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#8037 - 06/06/01 02:04 AM what is the cost difference between colored concrete and ordinary concrete?
velma Offline
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Registered: 06/05/01
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Loc: Maryland
I want to color my basement foundation and my contractor is doubting it because of costs. What is the cost ratio between regular concrete and colored concrete?

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#8038 - 06/07/01 05:06 PM Re: what is the cost difference between colored concrete and ordinary concrete?
ken Offline


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Registered: 04/12/01
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Loc: Austin, Texas
It will depend on whether you add concrete dye to the fresh concrete (integral color) or broadcast the dye onto the fresh concrete and float it in. You could also stain the hardened concrete. Integral coloring is typically quite a bit more than regular concrete, but the other two methods shouldn't be that much more. Obviously, coloring just the surface will not be good if you expect a lot of abrasion or chipping.
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