An exposed aggregate finish is favoured for a variety of concrete pavements, including driveways. This style of concrete derives its popularity from two main features — its rugged surface and its "natural stone" look.
If you're contemplating installing an exposed aggregate concrete driveway, you might want to learn what advantages to expect. This way, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not it's the right choice of finish for your driveway.
If you have a major renovation project in a large and partially occupied building, then you will need to proceed carefully and with due deference to other people in the area. This may make it particularly difficult if you need to remove a large section of concrete (such as a reinforced floor) without causing too much noise, dust or vibration. However, you may be able to take advantage of a selective demolition technique, using a particular type of grout that is designed for the job.
Asphalt driveways are arguably the most common driveways in most residential homes. Not only are they easy to install, but asphalt driveways are also durable and low-maintenance. However, asphalt driveways wear out over time and might develop cracks, sunken holes or potholes. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you will find asphalt repair to be an exciting project. Here are a few tips to ensure you restore your asphalt driveway to its previous mint condition.
Exposed aggregate creates beautiful patios, pathways and pool surroundings. By choosing specific gravels and other elements such as coloured glass pieces and natural stones, you can colour it a wide variety of shades. You can add pigment to the background cement as well. Thus, the overall tone of the surface emerges from a fusion of the background concrete and the embedded decorations.
But where do you start when choosing colours? One approach is to just do the same as when decorating an inside room; look at all the surrounding elements and choose shades that complement each other.
Worn-out concrete flooring in commercial premises, such as kitchens, garages and cafes, is the ideal candidate for an epoxy makeover. Rather than ripping it up and beginning again, you just cover the existing surface with a resin-type epoxy mixture for a hard and durable finish. There's no need to stick with grey either. This flooring comes with a range of design options, one of which is the coloured-chips system which produces beautiful, speckled surfaces.