By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008
Jason Lee, owner of Hawkeye Custom Concrete, displays one of the many textured concrete samples on display in the company’s showroom.
Hawkeye Custom Concrete specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of concrete for the home. They can work their magic on new or existing concrete surfaces, interiors or exteriors. In 2000, owner Jason Lee began his business in Sand Springs, where it is still based today. Although his business is concentrated in northeastern Oklahoma, he has served customers throughout the state and in parts of Missouri.
Today’s finishing techniques have made concrete a beautiful material for both interior and exterior applications. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, concrete is a versatile and durable application. You may choose from a variety of standard colors plus custom colors, glass and stone inlays, and a selection of surface treatments to ensure your concrete product is one-of-a-kind.
Hawkeye Custom Concrete uses products and systems to create overlays, stamp concrete, and apply coatings. They do concrete repair and apply color, acid stains and concrete toppings. They create designs in concrete floors, prep concrete for surface restoration, protect and enhance concrete, and apply stains and sealers. They employ a spray down, or splatter technique, that has become quite popular on patios and around pool areas. This technique provides a non-slip surface, and when lighter colors are selected they provide a cooler surface to the touch.
Other popular choices include stamped overlays to simulate rock or brick patterns. This technique may be applied to fresh concrete or to existing concrete with the application of a thin concrete overlay. “The majority of our projects utilize a trowel down technique,” says Lee. “A special tape is used to simulate mortar lines or patterns in the concrete, and once the base material is applied, the tape is removed to reveal the mortar lines.”
Obvious benefits to beautified concrete floors are their durability, longevity, and the extremely low maintenance required to keep them clean and looking great. Cleaning is as easy as a simple mopping. “There is also a side benefit to the easy maintenance,” says Lee. “Allergy-causing elements and pet hairs are not trapped in concrete as they are in carpets, making your home a healthier place to live.” Think of all the money you could save by eliminating periodic carpet cleanings. The materials used to create concrete works of art in your flooring are also classified as environmentally-friendly products.
Decorative concrete floors are ideal for both residential and commercial use and do really well in heavily trafficked areas.
Jason Lee cautions customers to be aware of one thing: When you’re considering having a large area of concrete converted with stains or decorative finishes, you need to be aware that not all concrete will accept the staining process exactly the same throughout. There could be variances in color from one area to another, just as there are color variances in natural stone.
Hawkeye also offers an epoxy finish for garage floors called Liquid Granite; it looks great and comes in 20 color choices. Application generally takes just one day, and the floor can be driven on almost immediately after the job is completed. This is a high-end product impregnated with paint chips, and it carries a five-year de-lamination warranty.
Hawkeye works directly with the homeowner and also welcomes inquiries from designers and architects interested in establishing business partnerships that would allow them to offer Hawkeye’s services to their customers.
It is the goal of Hawkeye Custom Concrete to beautify the concrete in your home and make it a treasure that you and your family will enjoy for many years.
To obtain a free quote or more information, call Hawkeye Custom Concrete at (918) 419-2660 or visit their website.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.