Exposed Aggregate Concrete

What is exposed aggregate concrete?

Exposed aggregate is a type of concrete where a thin top layer of concrete is removed to expose the sand and gravel in the mixture. Although there are times other materials are added into the mix, like crushed glass or quartzite. The size of the gravel will help in creating that unique effect based on the design and layout of the landscape.

To achieve the best results, it is essential to use the correct laying method to ensure that the exposed aggregate becomes exceptionally durable and ideal for patios, sidewalks, and driveways. The important formula is to keep the top layer of cement paste soft to make it easy for the concrete underneath to harden.

Usually, experienced concreters spray a specific type of retardant solution on the surface after they lay concrete and aggregates on the ground. The surface will then be rinsed away using a pressure washer or garden hose to expose the aggregate on the surface.

Compared to other decorative concrete types, you will genuinely appreciate exposed aggregate because it produces unique and beautiful finishes and is also cost-effective.

Why choose exposed aggregate for your paths and driveways

There are several reasons for choosing exposed aggregate, and these include the following:

  • Exposed aggregate is affordable, and you only need to use minimal materials like sprayer, surface retardant, and a garden hose to expose the aggregate concrete.
  • Compared to other decorative concrete, exposed aggregate is durable, skid-resistant, and it can handle extreme weather.
  • Mixing and laying exposed aggregate is simple and can quickly be implemented by experienced concreters.
  • It also blends well with other decorative concrete, so it is ideal for any type of outdoor surface.
  • Exposed aggregate concrete in Bendigo requires little maintenance, requiring only an occasional clean with water, as well as resealing gaps every few years.


Why you should choose Bendigo Concreters

If you want to upgrade your driveway or other entertainment areas on your property, we are a trustworthy and affordable service provider. We are the leading contractors in Bendigo when it comes to concreting projects, and this has provided our professional team of concreters the knowledge and expertise to lay down exposed aggregate concrete. We can also assure you that we can transform your outdoor areas, especially your driveway, into a more stylish and satisfying view for your guests and family.

Our concreting services in Bendigo aim to produce visually appealing and extremely durable driveways and pathways that will last a decade or more. To achieve this, our experienced and qualified team of concreters will use the most up to date methods and techniques to ensure the surface will be easy-to-maintain and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Lastly, when you hire us for any of your concreting projects, you can be sure that you are dealing with a professional and experienced team. In fact, we will help you design and install various types of concrete on your property, depending on your specifications.

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