EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE
Exposed aggregate is a popular concrete finish option for outside areas like driveways, sidewalks, patios, curbs or walls.
Similar to how granite or marble is transformed through polishing, the top layer of sand and cement is washed away to reveal the natural or manufactured aggregate below the surface. The concrete is first placed and then the outer layer or ‘skin’ of cement paste is removed. This exposes the course aggregate that is either mixed into the concrete before it is poured or seeded onto the surface after it is poured.
At Captain Concrete we like to recommend aggregate concrete for homes because it holds up well to the weather and is the most durable concrete option. Depending on traffic and personal preference exposed aggregate concrete should be sealed every few years.
We also think that exposed aggregate concrete looks the best especially when used in combination with other concrete finishes such as broomed and stamped concrete.
Our concrete services book up quickly, particularly in Spring and Summer months. If you are thinking of having your concrete driveway refinished or want to pour a new concrete patio contact us as soon as possible to get a free quote and reserve your job.
Final Aggregate Finish Was Oustanding
“A quick note to say that we appreciated being kept informed as you negotiated the weather to get the multiple pours done in a timely manner. All of the crew were a pleasure to have on site with Mark doing a great job accommodating our requests while doing the form work. The final aggregate finish was outstanding. Job well done. Thank you.”
~ B & L, Maple Ridge
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Our concrete contractors are always in high demand and our schedule books up quickly, especially through the Spring and Summer seasons. If you are needing our concrete services please contact us as soon as possible to get a free quote and reserve your job.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Pros:
- Resistant to heavy traffic
- Resistant to extreme weather
- Little maintenance required (sealing every few years and the occasional cleaning)
- Endless color and texture options
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Cons:
- Exposed aggregate concrete cost is approximately 25-30% more than regular broomed concrete