DRIVEWAY EXPOSED AGGREGATE
Boost the Appearance of Your Driveway with Exposed Aggregate
There are various options for homeowners to increase the aesthetics of their properties. Thanks to continuous efforts for modernity in the construction industry, you can now modify your driveway with exposed aggregate. Fletcher Z Concreting and Excavation have years of experience dealing with pebblecrete driveways and related services.
Benefits of an Aggregate Concrete Driveway
An exposed aggregate concrete driveway is the ideal way of creating an exclusive look at a reasonable price. A skilled contractor achieves this product by seeding, which is adding decorative rock, glass or quartz to the mix, or stripping the fresh layer of concrete to reveal the aggregate. As a homeowner, you can rest in the knowledge that nobody can replicate your driveway because it’s an exceptional finish. However, that is only one of several advantages.
While aggregate driveways are incredibly decorative and contribute to the appearance of your property, they are highly customisable. Since the aggregate varies based on your taste and requirements, you dictate the features you want in the mix, meaning you have full control over the colour to match the rest of the property.
A concrete pebble driveway is as durable as a plain concrete driveway. In fact, it’s capable of handling heavier traffic better than natural stone. Thanks to the aggregate in the mix, your driveway withstands whatever weight you place on it and remains intact through harsh weather conditions. With the odd maintenance, an aggregate driveway can last you decades.
When homeowners decide on an aggregate driveway, they request that contractors raise the surface. This simply means that we’ll strip the top layer of the surface and allow parts of the aggregate stick out. As a result, the surface provides excellent traction, which is beneficial to children and the elderly, preventing them from slipping and falling. Additionally, your car’s tyres grip the surface easier avoiding spinning, especially if your tyre tread is wearing out or you live in a rainy area.
Tips on Getting More Value from an Aggregate Driveway
While these driveways are durable, strong and long-lasting, they are still susceptible to damage, if you don’t implement protective measures. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most out of your aggregate driveway.
Oil stains are a common occurrence on driveways. You should use a high-grade degreaser along with hot water in a high-pressure cleaner. The hot water helps to loosen the oil from the surface while the degreaser effectively removes it. If the stains are too stubborn, use a hard-bristled brush before hosing it down.
If you come across a small oil stain that has been around for a while, you need a little more than a high-pressure cleaner. You must add sawdust with acetone or thinners to the stain. Allow it some time to sit on the stain and cover it with a cloth. The mixture lifts the contents of the stain while the cloth absorbs it out of the surface.
After following these tips you still find contaminants in the surface, it could mean it's time for resealing. When you add sealing to your driveway, you’re placing a protective layer over the surface that protects it from moisture, stains and other harsh elements.
Why Choose Fletcher Z Concreting and Excavation
We are an owner-operated business and have been so for over 30 years. Our experience in the industry has placed us as a leader of concrete and excavation and have always pleased our customers and gone beyond their expectations with projects, both large and small. As our client, you receive our guarantee that we will not rest until you’re delighted with our work.
We understand how difficult it is to finance your driveway upgrade, which is why we offer the Zip Pay - Pay Later option to help with your budget. Contact us for your driveway renovations, and we’ll provide you with a detailed quotation.