Exposed Aggregate concrete is a decorative style of concrete paving suitable for driveways, paths and patios. Very tough and strong it is great for steep slopes or flat sites.
On site after the newly poured concrete has been allowed to cure for a while the top layer is removed to reveal the stones (aggregate) near the surface giving a lovely natural finish. Specially selected aggregates and coloured pigments can also be added to the concrete at the batch plant to achieve a wide variety of different effects. Coloured stones and smooth pebbles can also be "seeded" on to the top of the wet concrete to again create different looks and a smoother surface to walk on.
Aggregates are available in a range of colours including white, green, gold, tan,black,grey,mid brown,pink and variegated hues. Pigments come in a wide selection of colours - to see some examples please go to the Coloured Concrete page under Residential Paving.
Some good reasons for choosing Exposed Aggregate:-
-Can be used on steep driveways.
-A more refined mix is also suitable for smooth patios.
-Can be poured in various designs and colours
-Very tough and strong
-Requires little maintenance.
On the next Exposed Aggregate pages see some examples of our different ranges - Benchmark Range - Custom Range - Platinum Range. You can see many samples of each range at our office and display site - address and opening times on the home page.