Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

4 Benefits of Installing Exposed Aggregate in Your Patio

by Hector Herrera

Did you know that you can achieve a highly durable and beautiful patio by considering an exposed aggregate finish? Exposed aggregate is a type of decorative concrete used for outdoor areas due to its long-lasting nature and aesthetic appeal. A beautiful patio will always give you solace after stressful days and a venue to enjoy a barbeque with friends and family. Below are four benefits of considering exposed aggregate for your patio finishing.

1. Durability and Longevity

One of the main benefits of installing exposed aggregate is its ability to withstand heavy traffic due to its durability nature. By installing exposed aggregate for your patio, you don't have to worry about the number of guests you can have over. Your patio is capable of handling many visitors and still won't lose its color and beautiful surface or develop cracks and holes.

2. Highly Customised

Do you have a unique idea for your patio that you'd like to implement? If so, exposed aggregates are perfect for you. When using exposed aggregates, you can incorporate various materials such as marbles and decorative glass to assist you to create unique designs when constructing your patio. This means that your patio will have a unique look that resembles your taste and preferences. In addition, they have a variety of textures and different colors for you to choose from. Therefore, you can build your patio with a theme that complements your exterior space and garden.

3. Slip-Resistant

Compared to other surfaces such as ceramic tiles and asphalt surfaces, exposed aggregate is safe to use in both dry and wet conditions. Exposed aggregate surfaces have a rough texture, making them slip-resistant when wet. Therefore, the chances of children and the elderly slipping and falling are significantly reduced. You can enjoy your afternoon in your patio without worrying that someone may fall due to the slippery surface.

4. Easy to Maintain

After a long busy afternoon with family in your patio, it just needs a regular hosing to clean it. Exposed aggregate is easy to clean and maintain as a normal wash-down will suffice until the next time it's used or exposed to dirt. Yearly, you may need to apply a sealant coat to protect it from weathering and keep the colors lively. This sounds like a perfect DIY to spend an afternoon with your children over.

If you want a patio that's durable, sturdy, aesthetically appealing and safe to hang around, you'll consider installing exposed aggregate concrete as your flooring solutions. Make sure to seek the services of a qualified and experienced concrete contractor for the best quality surfaces.


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Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

Hello, my name is Eric and this is my concrete blog. I am not a concrete contractor but I have recently learnt quite a lot about concrete and concrete pumping. I decided to lay a new concrete drive at my home. The drive is very long and very wide so I needed a lot of concrete. I didn't fancy carrying all this concrete so I opted for a concrete pump. I wasn't exactly sure how to operate this piece of equipment so I contacted a contractor who came out and assisted me. I learnt so much from this guy that I decided to start this blog.