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Old 06-04-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Think about it...how many of us have concrete walkways or concrete sidewalks which tie into brick steps and don't think a thing about it? I don't think I would ever have noticed it from the picture. The slight curve is what would make me notice. Get a professional to trim up the foundation shrubs, buy a beautiful planter full of seasonal flowers, buy a new welcome mat and replace the grass with sod or make a flower bed on either side of the walkway and forget about it. and BE HOME and get in writing exactly what you want with any contractor so this problem doesn't happen to you again. Common sense.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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I can see now why this occured in the first place.
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: South Raleigh, NC
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This is a great prodct, Radonseal Lastiseal. It is a water based concrete color sealer. I have a business making concrete garden art and have used it on many of my pieces, including concrete planters and furniture. It lasts forever and will not chip off and peel like paint. It looks and feels like an acid wash but is much much easier to work with and cleans up with water.

Penetrating Concrete Stain and Waterproofing Sealer | LastiSeal
I thought I should revisit this thread and show the results so far, and especially thank LoriBee62 for suggesting a product I had never heard of. Here are some pictures to show some before and after. I just didn't like the grey and this converted them to brick color.









It looks totally like brick. I am very happy with it. I did it myself, using a small sample first. It's an easy product to work with and is not a chemical or an acid. It's a benign easy to spray on stain.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: CO
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Looks great, good for you!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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It does look nice. Hope it lasts a long time for you.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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Well I was definitely in the don't paint or stain them camp.

Looks very nice OP.

The bushes look good as well
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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It looks great! I'm glad it worked for you. As for it lasting, it may gradually fade over time, but my back patio still shows the spot where I accidentally spilled some 5 years ago.

You're inspiring me into thinking about staining some of my walkways,
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