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What is exposed aggregate, and what are its benefits over other types of concrete finishes
Exposed aggregate refers to concrete cast and left to cure with its aggregate particles exposed rather than being covered by a layer of cement. There are several benefits to using this type of finish on concrete surfaces and pathways.
The most obvious advantage is the attractive appearance. Exposed aggregate can be created in different colours and finishes, so it can be tailor-made to fit in with any design or style of property. It is also long-lasting, making it ideal for areas with frequent foot traffic or regular use.
Exposed aggregate is also low maintenance, as the particles are tightly bound together and do not require much upkeep. This makes it a good choice for busy properties or buildings, as it will look good with minimal effort. Finally, exposed aggregate is more slip-resistant than other paving options and can provide a safer surface in wet conditions.
The steps involved in applying the finish
1. Laying down a base material such as gravel or concrete and compacting it
2. Applying a bonding agent to help the aggregate adhere to the surface
3. Spread the aggregate on top of the base material
4. Screed off any excess material and ensure an even layer
5. Use a rubber float or broom to work the aggregate into the bonding agent
6. Wash off any excess material to reveal the finished exposed aggregate
7. Seal the area with a concrete sealant to protect it and maintain its appearance
8. Apply a top coat of sealer for added protection and shine. Once it is set, it can be used.
Tips for maintaining exposed aggregate concrete
The maintenance of exposed aggregate is relatively straightforward.
Periodically sweep the surface with a push broom to remove any dirt, debris and leaves that can accumulate on the surface. Pressure washing exposed aggregate concrete is not recommended as it can damage the surface of the aggregate. For tough stains, use mild detergents to clean them and rinse them off with water.
Sealing your exposed aggregate concrete once a year is also advised to keep it looking its best. This can also help protect the aggregate from any damage due to weather, chemicals or wear and tear.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure your exposed aggregate looks beautiful for years.
Why choose us?
Exposed aggregate is a great way to add some flair to your concrete project!
It can also be used to create decorative surfaces on walls and other flat surfaces. Our team can help you choose the right colour and style for your exposed aggregate project. We have a wide variety of options to choose from, so you can find the perfect look for your home or business.
With Total Concrete Ipswich, you can be sure that the job will be done right – the first time. We have years of experience in the industry, and we’re dedicated to providing our customers with quality service that they can rely on.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your next exposed aggregate project!