A large number of homes across Orange County, NY and the greater Hudson Valley are built with standard poured concrete front walkways, porches, and landings. Even if the house was built in the last 10 years, chances are still pretty good that the front walkway is concrete.
Either way, at Landworx, we work with a lot of customers who are looking to upgrade the look of their home's outdoor surfaces. While concrete overlays are a great way to add the beauty of bluestone and natural fieldstone to your curb appeal, it is important that these existing surfaces are sound structurally. Barring any large cracks and/or shifting, overlaying and veneering can be a cost-effective way to bring big outdoor style and curb appeal.
Front landings are particularly well-suited for this approach. The above photo shows a member of the Landworx install crew working on a total front entry transformation. On the sides of this landing and on the step risers, colonial fieldstone is skillfully veneered, achieving a finished product that looks like it has been that way for years. Finishing off the structure, the bluestone step treads tie in the natural colors of the fieldstone and cohesively unites with the house facade.
Now that's a drastic improvement over the existing concrete stoop!