Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete achieved by removing the top layer of cement paste and revealing the underlying aggregate. The decorative aggregate now becomes a very durable, skid- resistant surface that is great for sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and patios.
Our consultants can provide expert assistance when designing the perfect exposed aggregate concrete look for your home. The highly skilled team at Peel Contractor can create unique looks with your exposed aggregate by applying stones or other materials to the surface of the concrete while wet. This allows us to be able to provide our customers with totally unique looks. Our friendly consultants understand the needs of each individual customer and are able to provide an incredible vision of what could become your new driveway, pool deck, patio, walk way or any other type decorative
Exposed aggregate Concrete in Canada is popular due to its ability to withstand harsh winter conditions. The top layer of this type of concrete finish is removed. Thus, it eliminates the weaker cream layer found in other decorative finishes. Moreover, it decreases the chances of cracking and spilling.
Exposed Aggregate mixes are unique blends that contain more stones than regular blends. It leads to a larger area of stony material visible in the finished product. In addition, it is desirable for this type of decorative Concrete. Yet, depending on the materials you use in these mixes, you can expect the final look’s size and color to change heavily.
Exposed aggregate is decorative concrete with a multi-step process to reveal a beautiful surface. First, it is made with peastone aggregate mixed into the cement. This technique is highly durable and provides many benefits over regular cement. To provide the best foundation, we use crushed Concrete that is densely packed to form a level base.
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An exposed aggregate finish to Concrete can create in two different ways. First, surface Dressing involves pushing the ornamental stones into the wet concrete while it is still in form.
On the other hand, the Washed to Expose method, which is preferred for industrial or commercial uses. It involves removing some of the top layers of the Concrete to expose the aggregate underneath.
The concept of exposed aggregate concrete combines Concrete’s strength with the attractive appearance of a decorative aggregate. This combination results in a material with great power, moldability, and cost-effectiveness. It acts as a decorative aggregate, usually the most expensive part, and is limited to the top layer or face of the structure.