Exposed aggregate is one of the more innovative ways to use concrete to produce an aesthetically pleasing finish. Natural stones from different sources together with bits of tile, slate and even sometimes seashell, are added to the concrete mix to produce a decorative look. Many homeowners in Inverymay Park, Buninyong, Mount Helen and other parts of Ballarat prefer an exposed aggregate finish because it’s pleasing to the eye and easy to maintain. The exposed aggregate Ballarat residents mainly prefer is one which blends in seamlessly with their landscaping. As with other kinds of concrete works, you can expect an exposed aggregate surface to last for many years without need for repairs.
Why Exposed Aggregate?
- Durability: When it comes to looks, you could argue that timber, tiles or pavers can give you equally good aesthetics. However, these materials have been observed to wear out, crack and suffer discolouration over time. With exposed aggregate, you won’t need to worry about this.
- Variety: With exposed aggregate concrete, you open yourself to a world of stylistic possibilities. You can have a textured aggregate or a fine finish and you can have your exposed aggregate finish in a variety of colours. Regardless of the theme of your house, you are sure to find a hue of exposed aggregate that compliments it.
- Price: Options like pavers and brick undoubtedly look good but they can be quite costly. We are the exposed aggregate concreter Ballarat residents can turn to for stunning aesthetics at a great price point.
- Maintenance: To keep your exposed aggregate surfaces clean, all you need is to use a garden hose to blast them with water from time to time. Surfaces covered in gravel or timber may present more of a challenge to clean. For some you may have to spend money to apply a fresh stain or coat of paint.
Exposed Aggregate Applications
There are many areas in both residential and commercial projects where exposed aggregate concrete can be used to provide that combination of style and functionality. In your home, this type of finish can be great for your driveway or the pathway leading up to your doorstep. If you have a swimming pool, exposed aggregate can be used to make a surround that is both pleasing to the eye and resistant to damage by water.
With decades of experience in exposed aggregate projects, you can count on Ballarat Pro Concreters to execute beyond your expectations. Our highly experienced technicians will undertake a comprehensive inspection of your property to map out the best way to lay your exposed concrete driveway, walkway or pool deck. The materials we use are sourced from leading suppliers including Hanson Concrete and Boral Concrete.
When it comes to mixing, we ensure that screeding and the preparation of the aggregate is done thoroughly to ensure thorough bonding and a lasting, high-quality finish. Equal attention is paid to bull-floating and hand-floating as well as finishing to guarantee that smooth, attractive appearance.
Get in touch with us now to discuss your exposed aggregate project with an expert concreter you can trust and book a site inspection. With us you will find the best concrete services Ballarat has to offer.