Duke University Chapel is one of the tallest building in Durham County, 210 feet of Gothic grandeur with its large stones, pointed arches and ribbed vaults, built in the 1930s. Located at the center of Duke University campus, its stained-glass windows and three large pipe organs make Duke Chapel a rival in majesty to European cathedrals. Visitors come from all around to attend services of several denominations and marvel at the magnificent architecture and woodwork within the chapel.
A major hub of activity is the American Tobacco Historic District, the former home of the Lucky Strike cigarette factory, now transformed into a thriving entertainment district. Along with apartments and offices, there are myriad restaurants of international flair, interesting shops, art shows, pop-up shops and free summer concerts. Right across from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, it’s a great place to spend an evening dining out, sampling craft beers and listening to eclectic music styles, including jazz, hip-hop, soul, folk, Americana, blues, bluegrass, punk and rock.
Eno River State Park offers outdoor adventures like 24 miles of hiking trails, river crossings, bridges, canoeing, picnic areas, mill ruins, a rock quarry swimming hole and breathtaking views of miles of exquisite flora and fauna. The annual Festival for the Eno brings over 30,000 people to enjoy three days of music, crafts and food, along with heightened environmental awareness for protecting the park, including the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, which together comprise over nine miles of the Eno River and surrounding lands.
Mild spring and autumn with cool winters and hot, humid summers keep Durham residents enjoying the outdoors all year long. Tom Pollard, franchise owner of Concrete Craft serving Durham, North Carolina, can provide carefree, low-maintenance concrete surfaces in beautiful stamped, stained and resurfaced decorative concrete designs. The luxurious patios and pool decks make outdoor entertaining and dining a year-round adventure.
Tom can also install decorative concrete with expert precision and innovative designs that bring natural beauty and life to concrete driveways, walkways and garages, as well as your interior floors, like kitchens, laundry rooms or family rooms. Custom concrete overlays can revive distressed, stained and pitted concrete surfaces so they look like new again, producing results that resemble natural stone and rock, including flagstone, cobblestone, slate or brick. As a plus, Concrete Craft resurfaced concrete overlays are “green rated” according to LEED standards.
Concrete Craft’s vertical concrete resurfacing applications can completely change the exterior façade of your home, indoor and outdoor fireplaces or shower and accent walls by installing authentic looking faux stone siding over the existing surface – all without the need of costly demolition. Additionally, our seat wall and fire pit system can create intimate seating areas, defining space on patios, in backyards and around pools with the look of real stone.
For homeowners who desire a handcrafted “artisan” look, Tom prides himself on his use of our proprietary hand-cut concrete and custom-colored approach to fabricating concrete to resemble authentic flagstone, cobblestone, tile, and wood plank patterns. Decorative concrete overlays will make your home the envy of your neighborhood. Also, be sure to ask Tom if he can help with any commercial flooring projects as well.
Concrete Craft serving Durham serves the surrounding towns of Chapel Hill, McDade, Cedar Grove, Carr, Efland, Buckhorn, Hillsborough, Arrowhead, Schley, Wilkerson Acres, Walkers Landing, Pittsboro, Bynum, Fearrington, Prospect Hill, Bahama, Willardville, Carrboro, Blackwood, Calvander, Eubanks, White Cross, Dogwood Acres, The Downs, Seaforth, Hurdle Mills, Hesters Store, Bushy Fork, Morrisville, Cary, Clegg, Rougemont, Hampton, Moriah, Mount Tirzah, Caldwell, Ai, Timberlake, Bethseda, Oak Grove, Joyland, Gorman, Braggtown, University, Eno, Windy Hill Farm, Willow Ridge, Heather Glen, Genlee and Blands.
Make your home the envy of the neighborhood with custom decorative concrete! Tom is ready to beautify your outdoor concrete surfaces as well as the interior floors and vertical surfaces of your home or business.