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At N&M Restoration, we’re here to change your outdoor space into a stunning leisure haven that will leave your neighbors and friends in envy. Our dedicated Design Specialists will work closely with you to bring your vision to life and create a truly personalized oasis that reflects your home’s unique personality.
With exposed aggregate concrete, the options are endless. Add a touch of color to your design and watch as your outdoor space comes alive. From earthy tones to bold shades, you have the power to customize every detail, making your space truly one-of-a-kind. Just let your imagination soar as you create a personal paradise that truly reflects your style and taste.
Not only is exposed aggregate concrete a sight to behold, but it’s safe. Say goodbye to worries about slippery surfaces when shoveling or walking. The unique texture of exposed aggregate is a great non-slip surface, giving you and your loved ones and guests peace of mind.
With our expertise and passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces, we are committed to making your dream a reality. Whether you want a luxurious patio, a welcoming walkway, or a captivating pool deck, our team will bring their skills and knowledge to deliver superior craftsmanship and unparalleled beauty.
The time has come to elevate your outdoor living experience with the elegance and safety of this amazing decorative concrete. Take that first step towards creating a space that reflects your style and enhances your lifestyle. Contact us today and let our team of experts guide you on this exciting journey. Your dream space awaits!
Exposed aggregate is a type of finish for concrete surfaces, its considered decorative concrete. We remove the top layer of cement paste to reveal the underlying decorative aggregate. The aggregate is made up of various materials such as pebbles, shells, crushed stone, or even recycled materials like glass.
There are several types of exposed aggregate finishes available in the market, each with unique properties, strengths, and weaknesses:
Exposed aggregate concrete offers several benefits, including its beauty and visual appeal, and it is slip-resistant, durable, and low maintenance. It’s also highly customizable, allowing you to choose the aggregate’s type, color, and size to match your design needs.
It’s common to find aggregate concrete in driveways, patios, pool decks, sidewalks, and other outdoor areas. It’s also common in commercial settings for its durability and easy maintenance.
You can finish exposed aggregate concrete in several ways. These finishes include brushing and washing, using a surface retarder, or abrasive blasting. The finish affects the level of exposure and the appearance of the aggregate. You can also customize the look by choosing the aggregate’s type, color, and size.
Regular cleaning, sealing, and occasional pressure washing are all needed to maintain exposed aggregate concrete. But it should get a fresh sealant every few years to protect the surface and enhance the color (e.g., keeping it decorative concrete). As such, the specific upkeep depends on the type, color, and your contractor’s upkeep advice. See below.
The choice of exposed aggregate concrete depends on the project’s expected traffic, durability, and sustainability requirements. So, the monolithic aggregate may be the best choice for high-traffic areas for its durability. And Seed or overlay aggregate may be best if looks are a key factor or matter a lot to you.
Remember, consulting with a concrete professional is always advisable to ensure the proper selection for your specific project needs; give us a call to schedule your free estimate now: (248) 924-9798. We have more than 200 tons of regular and decorative concrete poured over the years and a decade of hardscape and landscape design experience.