Concrete Driveways: Call Your Exposed Aggregate Concrete Specialists
Are you looking for a company with experience installing concrete driveways in your area? Create a unique design with an attractive, non-slip surface with exposed aggregate concrete installations from Benco Concrete Inc. This low-maintenance, decorative style of concrete is perfect for your driveways, patios, and sidewalks – virtually any exterior setting. The appeal of this type of application is in the finish, which exposes the smooth, textured small pebbles that are incorporated into the concrete. This is in comparison to more traditional, brushed concrete jobs where the visible surface is primarily a white surface that looks crisp and clean, but doesn’t add a lot of character to any given setting. Ready to see what we can do for you? Contact Benco Concrete Inc. today.
How Is This Surface Created?
Many people believe that the pebbles in exposed aggregate concrete are adhered to the top of the concrete when it is still wet. That’s not the case. The concrete is mixed with a peastone or “pebble” mix and then poured, leveled, and floated just like regular concrete. Our professionals then apply a concrete surface retardant to the top of the concrete which penetrates only about a quarter of an inch. It is then left covered with plastic and undisturbed for a period of time ranging from a few hours to the next morning, depending on the ambient temperature and some other factors. The effect of this is that your concrete will harden throughout the slab, except for the top layer. We then power wash that treated surface to expose the stones – or aggregate, hence the term “exposed aggregate”.
Benco Concrete Inc. is pleased to install exposed aggregate concrete in virtually any setting. You will love this unique, beautiful look that has the durability, strength, and durability of other concrete surfaces. Many engineers and quality control professionals in the concrete industry have the belief that an exposed aggregate concrete surface is more durable than most other concrete surfaces. Contact us today and ask us why!