Serving the Iron Range since 2004
Since 2004, Blackwood’s Concrete has been delivering decorative concrete to our valued customers all over the Iron Range and Northern Minnesota. From Lake Vermillion to Cloquet, Grand Rapids to Duluth, we are there for you.
Our decorative concrete applications and quality of product and service are world class, giving you more than a piece of concrete. With Blackwood’s Concrete, you will enjoy a lifelong piece of art and an experience you won’t forget.
Decorative Saw Cutting
Sawcut lines are done after the concrete is hardened and can be straight or diagonal to the edges of the concrete or bands. Diamonds, stars, rectangles, or other shapes can be sawcut into the concrete and then those shapes can be stained to contrast with the abutting concrete.
Acid stained flooring and concrete overlays are two techniques to bring your home or commercial concrete flooring to life. No longer does your concrete flooring, decks, or walkways need to be dull and boring. We have the capabilities to add color, tone, and texture to any concrete floor at some of the most competitive prices around.
A stamped overlay offers all the aesthetic benefits of conventional stamped concrete but is less time- and labor-intensive to install. The overlay mix is usually applied by a gauge rake (a tool with an adjustable depth gauge for achieving a uniform topping thickness) and then imprinted with stamping mats or texturing skins. These semi-flexible stamping tools are available in dozens of patterns, allowing overlay installers to duplicate the beauty and texture of natural stone, brick, slate, wood planking, and other materials. Overlay thicknesses range from 1/4 to 3/4 inch, depending on the depth of the imprint.
Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as patterned concrete or imprinted concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood. In this section you will see how stamped concrete can be used to beautify pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, and patios.
We install both natural and manufactured stone enhancing and creating a natural and authentic look bringing you a contemporary design with an outdoor feel.
Insulated Concrete Forms
Concrete forms have taken a new shape-and purpose. Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and remain in place afterwards to serve as thermal insulation for concrete walls. The foam sections are lightweight and result in energy-efficient, durable construction