An exposed-aggregate surface is obtained when concrete is placed and the upper surface is removed to expose a coarse inner layer. This can add beauty and elegance to a property, and sometimes exposed-aggregate is also compared to marble and granite as this decorative method does not fall short of any of other trendy surfaces.
Adding aggregate to concrete
Aggregate can be added to a concrete surface in different ways. The most common method is to sprinkle the aggregate onto the concrete as soon as it has been placed. Then the particles are embedded into the mixture till they are covered by a thin layer of cement paste. Another method is to mix the aggregate with the concrete before placing it. However, people do not prefer this method, especially when expensive aggregate is being used, as a large amount of the pebbles are required in this case.
Solid and safe floors
The coarse layer of concrete is highly durable and skid resistant also. Thus, it is safe for making exposed aggregate driveways, sidewalks, pool decks and patios. Moreover, heavy traffic and extremely bad weather are unlikely to harm the concrete floor. As a result, you can choose this method to enhance the beauty of your driveways or other outdoor spaces and at the same time you can ensure that there are no chances of slipping accidents.
The best choice
Exposed aggregate finishes are available in various textures and colour. Thus, you can choose the most appropriate style for your property. This type of floor can also be advantageous as it requires very less maintenance time. If you want to enhance the aesthetics of your property and at the same time spend less time cleaning, exposed aggregate is the best choice for you.
If you want to improve the looks of your driveways with exposed aggregate in Melbourne West, you can call us at MTA Excavation and Concreting. We have the most skilled and adept workers to handle the job for you.