Concrete Driveway Installation Coquitlam
Concrete Driveway Finishes
Concrete driveways can come in many different finishes depending on your preferences. The following is a quick list for you to take a look at.
Broom Finish Concrete Driveway - This type of finish, also known as brushed concrete is obtained by brooming the surface of the driveway in the final stages with a concrete broom. It is actually one of the oldest types of finishes and one of the most affordable finish options. Once broomed the surface becomes very durable and slightly rough to provide good traction. Broomed finishes are commonly combined with other finishes that have finer details. A very popular combination we see is a stamped border driveway with broomed concrete. There is room for creativity as broomed concrete is fairly easy to design and stain.
Sand Washed Concrete Finish - Sand finish concrete comes in a variety of natural colour options. It is similar to an exposed aggregate but doesn’t come with the pebbly texture. Due to its colour, sand finish can go really well in combination with other landscaped areas of your home. It is available in natural tones of browns and tans and gives a great feeling of nature and promotes a very relaxed vibe. Just like with a broom finish, sand finish is very versatile. Not only is the finish of great texture, our concrete contractors can incorporate different designs, colours, and patterns. Once we install a sand finished concrete driveway, your home will come alive!
Exposed Aggregate Concrete - Exposed aggregate creates some of the most beautiful concrete finishes. It’s truly an amazing process when you strip away the plain surface to reveal extraordinary beauty hidden below. While this finish can be more expensive, it brings great versatility to your home due to the variety of different colour and different texture mixes available. It is much easier to match your home’s exterior or landscaping designs when using an exposed aggregate finish. While this finish is still very durable, it is a little more prone to damage compared to a standard concrete finish. Exposed aggregate will need to be sealed a little more often and require a little more time and attention when cleaning. If you love the look of exposed aggregate though, a little bit of maintenance should not be a deal breaker.
Stamped Driveways - A stamped concrete driveway can be a beautiful addition to your home as it offers decorative options that are not possible with other paving materials. The combination of stamps with coloring agents allows for a cost effective look alike of other materials such as brick, cobblestone, and slate. The beauty of stamped concrete is how you can tailor your driveway to the rest of your home. You gain access to a wide colour palette and a variety of designs with a stamped concrete driveway. Whether you are matching the exterior of your home or the landscaping efforts you have put in, there’s definitely a matching stamped concrete driveway for it.