Benefits of Exposed Aggregate
So, you might be asking, “what’s the deal with these eye-catching exposed aggregate?”
Well, we can answer that for you. Exposed aggregate are more than just a “design”. Here are the benefits of getting exposed aggregate concrete:
Exposed aggregate come from concrete, therefore, it has its structural components. They are durable, long-lasting and can resist extreme weather conditions.
We offer a variety of colours, textures, and aggregate which you can choose from.
Due to its rough texture, it reduces slip and fall accidents. One of the reasons why exposed aggregate are suitable for pool surrounds.
It does not require intensive cleaning. Just clean it with water, and you’ll be fine! Minor cracks should also not worry you.
Three Methods of Exposing Aggregate
Manual Brushing and Washing
This is the oldest method and does not involve any special tools. Manual brushing and washing are often used in small projects. It just involves washing away or spraying with water the layer of surface mortar that is covering the aggregate. After spraying with water, the area will be brushed with a broom until the aggregate is exposed.
However, you have to start the process right away because it will be easier to remove the surface motor right away.
This method is often used by decorative concrete contractions nowadays. Surface retarders are sprayed directly in the concrete slab to slow down the setting of the surface mortar in concrete. After some time, the surface can be power washed or swept away to expose the aggregate.
This method is used mainly because of structural integrity, slip resistance, and cosmetic appeal.
Abrasive blasting, or sandblasting, is a technique that is used to remove concrete to expose the aggregate. This method is also used to remove dirt, paint, graffiti, and grime. This method gives a rough finish to the source. If you’re looking to resurfacing concrete, to retain the full colour and shape of the aggregate, it is best to avoid this method.
Why Choose Bundaberg Concreters?
No matter how short or long the project is, we will work with you, and make sure to meet your needs and satisfaction. Once we gained your trust, we will do everything to keep it. Our professional workers are reliable and deliver high-quality workmanship on time.
Do you have any questions regarding exposed aggregate? Get in touch with us! Our friendly team will be happy to assist you. We offer competitive and fair pricing – with a high return on investment!