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Making the Most of Exposed Aggregate Concrete for Maximum Curb Appeal

Your local exposed aggregate expert installers in Newcastle

Are you looking to spruce your outdoor space with a modern, professional look? 

Concrete Newcastle is the leading provider of concrete and exposed aggregate solutions for all types of outdoor spaces. Our services are tailored to fit the unique needs of each project – from driveways to backyard patios and more! We provide top-quality materials that will add aesthetic value and long-lasting durability to your property. 

By working closely together, we guarantee eco-friendly results that impact any environment. Our team of experienced professionals will walk you through every step during the process, answering questions along the way so that you can take comfort in knowing your project is in good hands. And talk about quick turnaround time – most projects can be completed within three days!  

Contact us today at (02) 4003 6430 and start planning to transform your outdoor space into something truly special with Concreting Newcastle!

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Understanding what Exposed Aggregate Concrete is and the Benefits it Offers

Exposed aggregate refers to a type of concrete that has been treated in a way that reveals the aggregate materials used to make it. These aggregates can be made up of natural stones, pebbles, or other materials and are usually chosen for their decorative appeal. When these aggregates are revealed as part of the finished product, they create an aesthetically pleasing surface with unique texture and pattern.

Because of its durability, exposed aggregate concrete is often used in outdoor projects, such as driveways and patios. It can be made to last a long time with the right sealing and maintenance practices applied. This type of concrete is also known for being slip resistant, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas or places that are prone to wetness. Exposed aggregate concrete is also highly customizable, allowing homeowners and businesses alike to create an attractive look for their space.

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Ways to Properly Prepare your Driveway for Installing Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Before installing your exposed aggregate concrete driveway can begin, you must ensure the surface is prepared correctly. This will help to ensure a more even finish and better material adhesion. Preparation steps include:

• Removing any debris or debris from the area, including grass, rocks and weeds.

• Inspect the ground for any signs of soft spots or low-lying areas that need to be filled with crushed rock.

• Adding a layer of geotextile fabric over the area to help prevent weed growth.

• Applying a 4-inch thick layer of compacted base material, such as gravel or sand, to form a strong foundation for the concrete.

How to Clean and Maintain your Exposed Aggregate Concrete Surface for Long-lasting Appeal

After installation, it’s important to maintain your exposed aggregate concrete surface to ensure its long-lasting beauty. Here are some helpful tips:

• Sweep the concrete regularly with a broom or blower and remove any debris, leaves or dirt that may have accumulated on the surface.

• Clean the area periodically using a power washer set on low pressure. Avoid pressure washers with a higher PSI as they may chip or damage the surface of your concrete driveway.

• Apply sealer to the exposed aggregate concrete to help protect it from dirt and weathering; use a durable, UV-resistant sealer for best results.

Different Color Options Available for Maximum Curb Appeal

You can choose different colour options with exposed aggregate to best match the surrounding area. Whether you prefer a subtle, more traditional look or something striking and eye-catching, you have plenty of options.

For example, if you want to make a bold statement, go for colourful gravel that stands out from its surroundings. On the other hand, if you’re going for a contemporary look, coloured concrete can provide a sleek finish.

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Why choose us?

Exposed aggregate is a great addition to any outdoor area that needs an attractive, durable surface. It brings a unique charm to driveways and pathways, subtly enhancing the visual aesthetic without detracting from the home’s overall appeal. It is also incredibly durable and tough, providing many years of reliable use even with heavy foot traffic. If you’re looking for exposed aggregate for your home or business, call Concrete Newcastle today. Their professionals are well-versed in all aspects of concrete designs, from aesthetics to functionality, so you can trust that your project will be completed to the highest standard. 

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Address: Apartment 2/2 Conmurra Circuit, Shortland NSW 2307

Telephone: (02) 4003 6430