What is Exposed Aggregate Concrete?
In short - Exposed Aggregate Concrete provides the perfect relation between strength and aesthetic appeal.
It's a form of decorative concrete - but without the regular top layer, thus exposing the underlying surface.
By stripping away the top layer of concrete, you end up with a extremely durable, skid-resistant surface that is great for sidewalks, driveways, pool-side areas and patios.
An Exposed Aggregate Concrete surface not only provide a great combination of appearance, strength and versatility - it also offers great value for money. By limiting the use of the decorative aggregate, costs could be reduced to fit even the smallest of budgets.
Where can I use Exposed Aggregate Concrete?
Exposed Aggregate Concrete can be used in a wide range of domestic and commercial applications, and can be combined with a number of different styles.
Popular applications include:
- Patios and Pathways
- Pavements and Footpaths
- Public and Commercial Areas
Benefits of using Exposed Aggregate Concrete:
- Appearance – This process utilises the natural beauty of the exposed aggregate, to achieve a unique decorative effect. It blends well with other decorative concrete, and come in a variety of aggregates.
- Choice – We offer lots of different colours and textures, which allows you to customise your design. It also comes in a wide verity of aggregates - including different sizes, colours, shapes, etc.
- Durability – As is the case with most commercially used concrete, Exposed Aggregate Concrete is extremely hard wearing, and is designed to withstand heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions, without sinking or heaving. The surface is strong, skid-resistant and wears very well.
- Low Maintenance – Exposed Aggregate Concrete areas are easy to keep clean and restrict the development of weeds and moss. Exposed Aggregate surfaces are also ideal for driveways, as the different coloured stones helps mask regular tyre marks. Other than the occasional clean, using plain water, or a reseal every few years, Exposed Aggregate Concrete requires very little day-to-day maintenance.
- Safety – Exposed Aggregate Concrete surfaces are generally more slip resistant than regular brushed or floated concrete areas - which means vehicles are less likely to slide, even in wet conditions. Also, laid as a continuous surface, Exposed Aggregate Concrete surfaces reduces the likelihood of trip hazards.