Driveways tend to take quite a beating. The exposure to the elements coupled with heavy traffic means they will eventually require repaving. However, instead of opting for conventional repaving options such as plain concrete or asphalt, you should consider investing in exposed aggregate. This type of paving is made up of regular concrete that has additives incorporated into it. These additional particles are then exposed once the concrete has set to create a textured surface. So why should you repave your driveway using exposed aggregate?
Exposed aggregate has high durability
One of the main benefits of exposed aggregate is that is a durable material. Firstly, it has a concrete base, so you do not have to worry about its substrate being weak. Additionally, the exposed surface is highly resistant to different weather elements such as ice, ultraviolet rays from the sun, rain and more. Typically, exposed aggregate will remain intact for a significant amount of time without developing premature cracks on its surface. This durability makes it ideal for areas of heavy usage such as a driveway. All you have to do is ensure that it is sealed periodically to protect its surface.
Exposed aggregate is an attractive option
When it comes to paving a driveway, you will find that the most common colour options are grey and black. This is because homeowners tend to gravitate to traditional materials that have limited colour choices. However, your driveway takes a significant amount of space on your property. As such, its appearance can affect the overall curb appeal of your residence. If you would like your property to stand out, you should consider exposed aggregate. There are various ways that you can use exposed aggregate to give your property a face-lift. For instance, if you would like to add a pop of colour to your outdoors, then you could choose to have coloured oxides integrated into the aggregate mixture before it is laid down. This gives you the chance to match the colour of your driveway to the overall theme colours of your home.
Another way that you can use exposed aggregate to create visual interest is though the addition of glass in the concrete. You could opt for plain glass that will reflect light or multicoloured glass that will create a mosaic pattern on your driveway. Your options will only be limited by your creativity. By creating visual interest on your driveway, you also improve the resale value of your home, as it will be more attractive.Share
4 August 2016
We have had a space out by the back of the shop for parking since the shop opened. But we noticed that fewer and fewer customers were using it and more customers mentioned the lack of parking in our area. It turned out that they didn't like parking on the back, unsealed lot as this made their shoes muddy and their car dirty. We used a concrete contractor to come and seal the carpark as well as mark out defined parking bays. The customers love it and we have noticed an increase in business. This site talks about how small businesses can create parking spaces with concreting to improve their customer experience.