October 13, 2018 at 18:22 PM
Phillip was raised in Woodbury, Tennessee. He and his wife now reside in the Bradyville, Tennessee community with their one son. Phillip has been in and out of the construction business for 10 years. Customer Service is one of his biggest priorities. Phillip has a passion for people and leading those people well. He developed this passion growing up playing sports and continued this passion while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, church activities, fishing, and being outdoors.Phillip is a wonderfull addition to our Summit Concrete family. We look forward to you being able to work with him.
August 09, 2018 at 08:55 AM
This was a fun pool deck/ outdoor kitchen project we did at Tims Ford Lake.
August 24, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Football season is only weeks away, and everyone loves a good outdoor gathering to watch the big game. Now is the time to start planning your outdoor fall improvement project. We hope that involves upgrading or adding some concrete! Take a look at some of our decorative concrete projects we have recently completed. http://www.summitconcretetn.com/services/detail/decorative Please allow Summit Concrete to help inspire you this football season!
March 07, 2017 at 13:21 PM
Pool season is getting closer so start getting prepared early. Colored and stamped concrete is an ideal pool deck surface, combining the attributes of natural stone, high durability, and low maintenance. Stamped concrete pool decks give you options not possible with other pool deck materials. You can choose from many different patterns such as stone, brick, tile, and even wood-grained textures. Using stains, colored concrete, and antiquing agents Summit Concrete can color your pool deck to mimic natural stone or customize the color to complement your home and landscaping. When properly sealed, stamped concrete will also resist harsh pool chemicals, weather exposure, and fading. If you're worried about your pool deck getting slippery when wet, you can easily improve the traction by mixing a nonskid grit additive into the sealer, we use Shark Bite. Here are some other ideas for enhancing t ...
January 13, 2017 at 09:52 AM
Save Money with Resurfaced Concrete Instead of Demolition and Replacement
Is your patio or driveway starting to show its age? Is the wear and tear of everyday use or weather taking away from the appearance of your hardscape? Call Summit Concrete to discuss overlaying your existing concrete with a product we can stain, stamp, and seal to look better than brand new. We can make the new surface have any appearance you desire from flagstone to hardwood. Another benefit is it only takes a few days for us to completely transform your existing concrete into something to be proud of. The benefits of resurfacing vs. demolition and replacement are:
No breaking up existing concrete and hauling away the debris with much less mess
We can finish the job more quickly
Resurfacing instead of replacement will save thousands of dollars
No concrete trucks on your pro ...
October 14, 2016 at 09:15 AM
Sealing colored concrete will not only protect it from stains and weather exposure, it will also enhance the beauty of the concrete by bringing out the color. Look at the photo and how much richer and bolder the color looks after being sealed.
Here are a few things to consider before sealing your concrete:
Do you want a clear sealer with shine or a matte finish? Certain stamps look good shiny while others you want a more subdued look.
Do you want to use a tinted sealer that matches the color of the existing colored concrete and makes the colors more vibrant?
Do you want the concrete to be more slip-resistant? We have a product specifically for wet (pool decks) or high traffic areas.
Is the sealer compatible with the type of coloring system used? You don't want a sealer that will turn yellow.
Pressure washing and sealing your colored concrete should be done on a regular basis, just like a ...
October 14, 2016 at 08:55 AM
Summit Concrete truly is a family business. We value each customer that trusts us with their vision. Thank you for 2 great years!
September 01, 2016 at 09:43 AM
August 22, 2016 at 09:00 AM
Aside from the endless selection of exquisite designs and classic looks, stamped concrete offers a wide range of benefits for any homeowner. Thanks to its natural, authentic appearance, stamped concrete easily blends in with existing stone, tile, and patterned concrete adding more texture to your space. Summit Concrete uses a staining and highlighting techniques that mimics real stone, tile and wood.
Stamped concrete is also much more affordable than natural stone. Installation is quick, and can sometimes be completed in a day or two. Concrete also requires less maintenance. The lack of joints and spaces means there’s no place for weeds to grow. Maintenance is as easy as sweeping and washing surfaces to remove dirt. It’s simple, and with regular upkeep (sealing), your stamped concrete patio design should last for decades.
Aside from the obvious dollars and cents savings, here are o ...
July 27, 2016 at 20:15 PM
Top Ten Reasons to Work in the Concrete Industry
1. Concrete can create just about anything. People use concrete as a medium for their homes, countertops, furniture, and outdoor decor. The only limit is our imagination. It is becoming a staple in the modern design style.
2. Concrete endures. Some Roman structures are still standing after 2000 years. Think of all the concrete structures that have withstood Mother Nature after all this time.
3. Concrete jobs even the playing field for a lot of hard working people. People with only a high school diploma can work their way from an entry level position to a project manager with hard work and determination. Plenty of small business have been established by individuals who have worked their way up.
4. Concrete tradesmen will always be in high demand. Growth in Middle Tennessee has led to an increase in the demand for skilled workers which has ...
February 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM
Spring is just around the corner and a perfect time to start considering your outdoor space. No longer will a wood deck and a grill do for many homeowners wanting to enjoy their backyard. These days, accessorizing means adding amenities like custom concrete, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits that crackle and glow. Fire pits are a huge trend with new custom homes but can be a great addition to your existing landscaping. There is no better time than a cool spring night to sit around the warm radiance of a real wood burning fire. Things to consider while researching your fire pit addition:
What materials you want to use to construct your fire pit? Natural stone is beautiful, and concrete is a great way to achieve that look. You can miss match patterns and textures of your patio and firepit.
What will you use as the foundation to your fire pit? Summit Concrete recommends pouring concrete f ...
November 11, 2015 at 10:10 AM
F.A.Q. Should rock salt be use to de-ice sidewalks and other concrete surfaces in the winter?
Answer: Rock salt can be one of concrete's worst enemies. Avoid using it on your concrete sidewalks, driveways, and patios this winter. Concrete is a very durable building material. It can be one of the longest lasting surfaces that you can use for your home or business. However, its useful life can be significantly reduced if you do not recognize its limitations. Concrete, just like many other materials, is subject to expand and contract depending on the temperature outside. Your concrete contractor will put expansion joints where appropriate to make up for this fluctuation. When you spread rock salt on your concrete it melts the snow and ice but allows water to enter the concrete. If the temperature then drops and the water freezes, the growing ice crystals can blast apart the concrete and giv ...
October 13, 2015 at 10:47 AM
When we think of a driveway, we usually imagine a grey, simple driveway that is identical to every other house on the block. Colored concrete or stamped concrete driveways give many more opportunities to customize and set your home apart.
Take into consideration these benefits of a colored concrete driveway or a stamped concrete driveway:
Make your home unique. Give your home a look that sets it apart from every other house on the street. This will come in necessary when you decide to sell your house and you can get a higher return for upgrading your exterior.
Color and stamps can help hide future stains and imperfections. Driveways can get stained with oil from your car, dark staining from your tires, and imperfection from scratching and wear. Help prolong your investment by choosing color and designs to help minimize the appearance of these defects.
Define your home’s style. Is y ...
September 25, 2015 at 09:31 AM
Picking a Concrete Color
When picking a color for your new concrete addition, there are many things to consider. It will be important that the color and design compliment the exterior of your home. The color, style, and trim of your home may help point you in the right direction when picking a color or a stamp pattern. Summit Concrete recommends talking to a designer or looking through idea websites like Pinterest or Summit Concrete’s social media pages. Butterfield Color is our largest color supplier, and their website is packed full of color choices and ideas http://www.butterfieldcolor.com/decorative-concrete-colors.php . Call Summit Concrete of Murfreesboro, Tennessee for help designing your outdoor space.
September 18, 2015 at 08:27 AM
Picking a patio design can be a difficult decision. Your choice will largely depend on the size of your space and budget. During your decision making process, there are a few things to consider.
1.Curves are beautiful!
Don’t feel like you have to stick with a boring square. Incorporating a curvy interesting shape into your landscape can be both aesthetically appealing and functional. Summit Concrete can help you pick a beautiful shape for your large or small patio.
2. Add a stamp or design.
Concrete stamps can mimic almost any building material from wood to natural stone or brick. Summit Concrete can give you limitless choices. Some of our favorites are Ashlar Slate, Pennsylvania Avenue Herringbone Brick, and 6 inch wood plank. For more ideas and choices, see our suppliers gallery at http://www.butterfieldcolor.com/tools/product-cat/slate-stamping-tools/
3. Add a border.
August 25, 2015 at 10:01 AM
Is concrete the best patio material to use?
In my professional opinion, Yes! Not just because I'm in the concrete business, but because most of the people that call Summit Concrete to install a concrete patio already have one made of:
Wood Decking- Tends to rot, splinter, and fade in color.
Pavers - Always seem to move and need re-adjusting. Weeds can take over.
Stone - Hard to keep clean and expensive.
Grass/ Landscaping– High maintenance and seasonal.
If done correctly concrete will last for 30 or more years with just some simple maintenance every couple of years.
Some great qualities of concrete are:
Affordable- Concrete is less expensive than stone and pavers.
Durable - Concrete will last 30 plus years
Versatile – You can pick just about any design possible and it can be completed in concrete.
Less maintenance - Clean and reseal once every two years
Environmentally Friendly – No tree ...
August 03, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Welcome to Summit Concrete’s first blog post. I, Chuck Akers, will take this time to introduce our company, its conception, and its leadership. A few years ago I was a part of a whole different world and career path. I was building my book of business in the risk management and financial services arena. While I enjoyed what I did for ten years, I was looking to challenge myself to learn something new and use my business expertise to create something of my own. After working with knowledgeable concrete contractors, I decided serveral months ago to take a risk and dive on into entrepreneurship. I am so glad I did. My reception has been unexpected and beyond what I had thought possible. I have worked tirelessly to bring you the best tradesmen the concrete world has to offer, and I will continue to ensure our quality outshines our competition.
I was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee ...