Last Updated on February 11, 2020 by Maria Brittis
How To Add Tabby Concrete To Your Home
Ready to see how to add tabby concrete to your home to create a coastal charm. If some of you don’t know what tabby is, except for maybe a cute grey tabby cat. It’s a mixture of concrete, oyster shells, sand and water. Very popular here in coastal South Carolina. Here is some more history about tabby concrete
Tabby is a 200 years old process!
Tabby has been used here in the South for over 200 years. It’s amazing it’s still considered a very creative and practical way to protect your home from rot. The procedure for applying the tabby takes skill and mostly done by a mason.
How the tabby concrete is applied
As you might remember from my other house posts. I am approaching the final phase of the house. The tabby is applied to the different parts of the exterior of the house to give it a beachy look. Some builders can actually add the mixture to the entire house. I am just adding it to different parts of my home. For example on the outside, I am adding it to the lower part of the house, parts of the porch and chimney.
Tabby concrete inside of the home.
Here’s what I learned from my builder who has worked with tabby for years. It can be used inside the house. So instead of traditional brick or wooden fireplace. My builder applied the tabby concrete on the frame of the fireplace and on the oven hood frame. It was just amazing how awesome the tabby looks. I was so excited with the results. The fireplace and the oven hood turned out stunning as you see in these photos.
Thanks for taking the time to read how to add tabby concrete to your home at the final phase of my home. My goal of getting into the house by April 25 is coming true. So all these final details are happening at the same time.
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