Winner – North Central Region

River Oaks Trail Residence

Location: Central Wisconsin
Owners: Ken & Karen Nerison
Concrete Supplier: County Ready Mix Corporation
Contractor: CNJ Innovations LLC

Ready-mix concrete proved ideal when the homeowners sought a decorative, durable, and cost-effective material for their riverside patio.  The 1,200 square foot project compliments the neighboring Wisconsin River and natural landscape with its beautiful stamping and coloring that mirrors flagstone and wooden plank.

Concrete was preferred for its low maintenance and extended service life compared to other materials.  A six-bag stampcrete mix with macro fiber, integral coloring agents and two stamp patterns were used to create this rustic backyard oasis.

The project’s location required excavation to achieve proper slope for water drainage and a concrete pumper to minimize site disturbance.  The planks and stones were stained individually to maintain color consistency and achieve a one-of-a-kind look.

The result is a stunning patio that seamlessly blends with the surrounding landscape and features several entertainment areas, including a fire pit and dining space.  The patio was completed within one month, allowing the homeowners to enjoy their new outdoor living space in the warm summer weather.