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Exposed Aggregate Penrith Experts

Penrith's Top Exposed Aggregate Concrete Specialists

If you’re looking for an exposed aggregate driveway, look no further!
Concrete Penrith Experts are the experts in exposed aggregate driveways. We use a unique process that gives your driveway a beautiful and unique finish.
Not only is our exposed aggregate driveway beautiful, but it’s also incredibly durable. You’ll never have to worry about it cracking or fading. Plus, it’s easy to keep clean – just hose it down when it gets dirty.
Contact us today for a free quote on your new exposed aggregate driveway!

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What is exposed aggregate, and why should you use it for your driveway or patio surface finish?

Exposed aggregate cement combines concrete and gravel, giving it a unique texture and appearance. The exposed stones add texture and colour, making it a stylish, durable choice for driveways and patios. It’s also easy to clean and maintain a surface that resists cracking or fading over time.
Our experienced team uses a special technique to prepare the ground before laying the exposed aggregate. We then apply the exposed aggregate using hand tools to get into all those tricky areas around edges and curves. Finally, we use an industrial-grade sealant to protect your driveway from staining, weathering and wear-and-tear.

The benefits of exposed aggregate compared to other finishes

Exposed aggregate offers superior durability compared to other finishes such as concrete, pavers, and tiles. Its non-slip surface also ensures safe footing and has a natural aesthetic, adding beauty to any outdoor area. A key benefit is that exposed aggregate is low maintenance; you’ll rarely need to reseal or replace the material over time, like with concrete or tile surfaces. Additionally, exposed aggregate resists cracking and fading. With these benefits in mind, exposed aggregate is an excellent choice for driveways, walkways, patios, and pool decks alike.

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Maintenance and repair tips for exposed aggregate cement

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Here are some critical tips for exposed aggregate Penrith homeowners:
– Regularly clean your exposed aggregate surface with a pressure washer or other cleaning method recommended by the manufacturer to remove dirt and debris.
– Inspect exposed aggregate surfaces periodically for signs of wear or damage, such as cracks or loose stones, and follow any instructions from the manufacturer when repairing them.
– Reseal exposed aggregate annually using a durable sealant designed specifically for this material to protect it from moisture and UV rays.

How exposed aggregate is created and the different types of aggregates

Exposed aggregate is achieved by removing the top layer of cement to reveal the underlying stones or gravel embedded within it. This exposed material, known as the aggregate, comprises materials like pebbles, quartz, granite, and marble chips.
To create exposed aggregate cement (AEC), concrete mix is poured over the area and allowed to set. When it’s dry, a machine removes the top layer of cement to reveal the exposed aggregate beneath. Depending on the types of aggregates added during mixing, exposed aggregate can be customized for unique looks and textures.
Since exposed aggregate has superior durability compared to other finishes, its non-slip surface ensures safe footing – making it perfect for outdoor surfaces exposed to the elements. It’s also highly resistant to abrasion and can be used on substrates such as concrete, pavers and asphalt.

Installation tips for exposed aggregate Penrith homeowners

Exposed aggregate cement is designed to be strong enough to withstand a wide range of weather conditions while remaining aesthetically pleasing over time. It’s essential to ensure that the exposed aggregate is installed correctly to obtain optimal results.
Firstly, prepare the sub-base before installation. This involves removing any existing vegetation, compaction of the soil and preparing a level surface. Once the sub-base is prepared, a layer of sand should be added for extra drainage.
The exposed aggregate cement can then be laid onto the prepared substrate using either trowels or self-levelling techniques depending on your preference. The exposed aggregate should be laid in one continuous pass, with each layer slightly higher than the next until desired thickness is achieved – usually 15mm – 20mm. Finally, cure and seal the exposed aggregate cement with a high-quality sealant to protect it from the elements.

Why Choose Us?

If you are looking for a professional concrete contractor that can provide exposed aggregate services, look no further than Concrete Penrith Experts.
We have been in the business for over ten years and have a team of experienced professionals who can help you get the job done right.
Exposed aggregate is a great way to add some extra flair to your concrete project. Our team can help you choose the right type of aggregate and then handle the installation process so you can sit back and relax.
We understand that getting your dream home or office requires a lot of hard work. Let us take one less thing off your plate by providing expert exposed aggregate services that will make your property stand out from the rest.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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