Decorative concrete contractors around the country have sent us awesome pictures and stories about unique jobs they've been doing. Read about them here to get ideas for your decorative concrete project. Find out how the projects were designed and created, what techniques and products were used, and any special challenges that were overcome during construction.

Concrete Fire Pit Is Shaped to Impress Project submitted by Chris Frazer, DC Custom Concrete, San Diego, Calif.
Cantilevered Countertop Takes Outdoor Grilling to New Extremes Project submitted by Gregory Hryniewicz, Hyde Concrete, Annapolis, Md.
Concrete Patio Is Designed for Outdoor Entertaining Project completed by Greystone Masonry, Stafford, Va.
Concrete Patio and Fire Pit Replicate Travertine Allen Ortiz, Allen Decorative Concrete, Escondido, Calif.
Concrete and Tile Transform a Backyard Patio Mike Davidson, Opus Stone, Tustin, Calif.
All Fired Up Mike Pastelak, Homcrete Inc., El Paso, Texas
Concrete Goes Back to the Ranch Robert Salinas, Stamped Artistry, Pasadena, Texas.
Artisanal Concrete Planters and Pots Mary Martha Collins and Hart Concrete Design in California
Creating Backyard Adventures with Concrete The Green Scene in Chatsworth, CA.
Dabbling with Concrete Gives Civil Engineer the Inspiration to Change Careers. Submitted by Designer Concrete Restoration & Enhancement