Concrete Driveway Surrey
Concrete Driveway Finishes
A concrete driveway can have many different types of designs, colours, and styles incorporated depending on what type of feel you are going for. We've outlined some of the more common finishes below:
Stamped Concrete Driveway - The versatility of concrete material is demonstrated by the use of stamped concrete in driveways.
While brick, cobblestone or other materials may look great when used on a driveway, they quickly become very difficult to maintain because of the ease with which weeds grow between these other materials than between concrete. Best of all, when you use stamped concrete, you get the same choice of color and textures as other materials without the high cost of installation and inconvenience.
Sand Washed Concrete Finish - If you want a smooth finish but still have a diversity of patterns and colors that exposed aggregate has, a sand washed finish would be the way to go. The process used is similar to exposed aggregate’s process, but it’s much more subtle.
Regardless of whether you like the pebbly texture of exposed aggregate, you will still have the same color and design choices. In addition, it will be easier to walk and drive on. You’ll have endless options in terms of colors and sizes of stones. This will give you the precise end result you desire!
Exposed Aggregate Concrete - If you drive around any neighbourhood, you've definitely seen an exposed aggregate driveway but this may be the first time you've learned what its called. This type of finish offers a unique texture as it looks like a sea of pebbles in your driveway. After the poured concrete has dried, we strip away the plane surface, allowing the aggregate (stone) to be exposed. This process makes it possible to have various colors, designs and patterns. The type of outcome you want will dictate the kind of stone sed used.
Broom Finish Driveway - The most common type of concrete driveway is the broom finish style. The name “broom finish” comes from brooms being used in the installation process while the cement is still wet. It’s definitely the most economical option for a concrete finish because it has very good traction and can be used in conjunction with other kinds of concrete finishing.
If we plan and research the best possible alternatives available before installing a driveway, we will reduce the likelihood of needing future maintenance or replacement and end up with an outcome that will last for decades. You will become the envy of all of your neighbors!