Exposed aggregate concrete
If you’re looking for a type of concrete driveway that will last you for a long time, you might want to consider using exposed aggregates. Exposed aggregate concrete driveways are best known for its long-lasting nature, and the gorgeous finishes that can be achieved.
All you need to do is to select an aggregate that matches or compliments your dwelling and existing landscaping colours.
An exposed aggregate driveway, footpath, patio, or entertainment area will look amazing when done correctly. However, if it is not done properly, you might end up with a finished product that doesn’t meet your expectation, and you’ll have to stick with it for a long time.
Our company has worked with exposed aggregate for a long time. We know what makes a great job and what does not, and we are familiar with the things we will have to avoid in order to achieve only the best results. We can supply a concrete colour chart and concrete resurfacing pattern charts to help you choose the pattern, colours, and design that will best suit your preferences. We offer the best prices and high-quality workmanship to ensure customer satisfaction.
Usually, an inspection of the job site is needed prior to providing a quote for your project. However, you can call us and we will help you get a rough estimate for your exposed aggregate project. You will be able to see a firm quote once the site inspection has been done.
Exposed aggregate sealed with acrylic sealer
Sealed exposed aggregate
Sealed versus unsealed exposed aggregate concrete
It is possible to add exposed aggregate directly over concrete. However, it will be a great idea to discuss this with us first as you choose your mix.
How much maintenance does it need?
Unlike other building materials, it is a durable material that requires minimal maintenance.
Do I need to have it sealed?
Sealing can be done to protect impurities penetrating the surface. It can extend the life of the concrete and reduce pitting. If an acrylic sealer is used, the concrete should be sealed every one to three years, depending on the traffic and the weather conditions.
How durable is it?
Since it is constructed from concrete,
exposed aggregateis strong enough to withstand years of foot traffic, vehicle movement, and extreme weather conditions.
What is the process done to create it?
To create the exposed aggregate, we spray a chemical surface retarder to the slab surface to delay the setting of the material. This is to allow flexibility, so the cement paste can be removed by pressure washing or scrubbing. The process is done immediately after placing and finishing.
Will pressure washing be beneficial?
If you’re using a high-pressure cleaner on your driveway, you need to choose carefully. If the pressure is too high, the cement may be damaged, and the stones from your driveway may loosen.