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Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Transform your outdoor space with N&M Restoration, Metro Detroit’s Exposed Aggregate and decorative concrete specialists. Our Design Specialist will assist you in crafting a leisure space that will leave your neighbors and friends in awe. So, enhance your outdoor space with aggregate concrete, you can add a splash of color to your concrete, allowing you to complement your home’s personality perfectly. Not only is exposed aggregate concrete beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe. Your dream outdoor oasis awaits!

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Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Time Tested & Beautiful

Discover the Beauty and Safety of Exposed Aggregate Concrete!

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.

Unleash Your Creativity with Aggregate Concrete

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.

Beauty Meets Safety

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.

Your Dream Space Awaits

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.

Don’t Wait – Let’s Get Started!

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!

Uses, Features & Benefits

Beautiful decorative concrete option
Walkways, pathways, and approaches
Driveways with brick paver ribbons
Patios & Outdoor living areas
Pool Surrounds
Multiple different colors and finishes available
Great choice for a variety of different projects
Very easy to maintain
Financing available
Extremely durable and long-lasting
Michael Georges
Michael Georges
April 18, 2023
We had N&M remove an existing concrete patio and then install paver stones. The entire process from getting an estimate, to design, to completion was very easy. Any questions were always quickly answered. The patio looks great and we are very happy with the finished product. A couple things they did that I appreciated was they removed an old drain pipe from a gutter going into the ground and replaced it with new pipe going out into the yard (about 20 ft) away from the bricks. This was not in the quote and they did not charge anything for this. They also leveled out the patio to the yard with dirt and then seeded it. They also placed dirt and seed in areas around the driveway that they were not even working around. I would use them again if I need any more work done.
Marc Decourcy
Marc Decourcy
March 24, 2023
So happy with this company . I am an employee here and I can tell you that we as a team and I personally believe that the work we do for our clients is the best . I’m proud to work here and see the creations we build and it’s a good feeling !
Jamie Slotkowski
Jamie Slotkowski
March 18, 2023
Had some work done from this company last year as a referral contractor that we could trust. We used them for a concrete patio and everything went smooth. There were lots of people that showed up after the permitting went through. Too many workers throughout the day to even take a count. Always polite, and courteous. The driveway and patio were done within a day and it was worth it. Previously, we had a lot of water buildup near our door, and around the garage. This problem no longer exists. The patio was finished before days end, and even stamped. When they were down, we finished with a Behr acid stain kit from Home Depot . We were then finally, able to enjoy our season on our new patio. A huge thumbs up to N&M Restoration and their crew. I highly recommend them.
Amarjeet Gill
Amarjeet Gill
January 17, 2023
Nice people. U can enter from Groesbeck and exit from helle. I had bunk truck , moved my tandems all the way to the front while exiting from helle. Look for overhead wires when entering the premises.
Dick Rappleye
Dick Rappleye
September 25, 2022
Very competent and responsive organization - clearly a professional company. Researched past clients and visited sites - those clients were very satisfied. Finally gave go ahead for sea wall project on Friday - they were there Monday and done by early Wednesday … very impressive. Work was well supervised and suggestions for added improvements were appreciated. I may have need for future services, and would not hesitate to use N&M.
Pete Lawall
Pete Lawall
September 14, 2022
I was looking for a concrete contractor to check and quote a large side door porch. The concrete blocks supporting the slab were crumbling. I called N&M and talked to Tom and explained that we were looking for a repair and not a rebuild. They sent Corgan out to inspect and quote the next day. After some discussion, we agreed on an action plan and price. Tom quoted 2 weeks for them to start, but in a couple of days they were delivering material and began work. I talked with Carlos during the work and he was very helpful answering my questions. It took them 2 days to complete and was done exactly as we discussed. In all, I was happy with their responsiveness and the work. I would definitely use them again!
September 3, 2022
Nate and his crew were great, they made sure the quality was on point and that I was satisfied with all aspects.
John Shue
John Shue
August 31, 2022
Built new patio for me, looking amazing, excellent work, attention to the details…
Brenda Bernwanger
Brenda Bernwanger
August 27, 2022
Very very nice professional job and left no mess! Very happy!

Types of Exposed Aggregate Concrete in Michigan

aggregate concrete multiple levels
Exposed Aggregate Patio

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:

  • Monolithic Aggregate: This type is where the fancy rocks and materials are mixed into the concrete before it’s poured. This mix consists of cement, water, sand, and aggregate, which can be chosen based on color, size, and type, depending on the desired look.
  • Seeded Aggregate: This involves hand-placing additional aggregates onto the surface of the freshly placed concrete. And placing aggregate allows for many options but may not be as durable as monolithic aggregate.
  • Overlay Aggregate: We apply it to an existing concrete surface. So it’s a good option if you want to upgrade the look of your current concrete surface, but it may not be as durable as the other options.

Benefits of Exposed Aggregate Concrete:

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.

Applications of Exposed Aggregate Concrete:

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.

Close Up View of the Aggregate.

Finishing Options and Customizations:

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.

Maintenance of Exposed Aggregate Concrete:

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.

Selecting Exposed Aggregate Concrete:

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.

Maintaining Exposed Aggregate Concrete

aggregate concrete driveway garageMaintaining exposed aggregate concrete is essential to preserve its longevity and appearance. Here are some key maintenance tasks recommended by experts:

  • Pressure Washing: Regularly powerwash the surface to remove dirt, debris, and stains. Be sure to use a suitable cleaning solution or cleaning agent for stubborn stains.
  • Treating Stains: Use a concrete-safe commercial chemical cleaner or degreaser for oil stains or tire marks. Just apply the cleaner and scrub the affected area before rinsing it off.
  • Rinse and Clean: After cleaning, rinse the surface with water to remove any residue or cleaning agents. This helps keep the integrity of the concrete and stops any buildup.

Sealing & Professional Maintenance

  • Scheduled Sealing: Additionally, applying a quality sealer is crucial to protect exposed aggregate concrete from damage caused by weather, UV rays, and general wear and tear. Sealers also enhance the color and shine of the aggregate. However, depending on your finish, material, and expected use, we’ll let you know the best option for sealers. We also offer maintenance services and a warranty on all of our work.
  • Repairing Cracks: It’s best to monitor the surface for any cracks or damage. And promptly repair cracks using an appropriate concrete repair product to prevent further deterioration.
  • But remember, maintenance requirements vary and depend on the specific conditions and usage of the exposed aggregate concrete. Once the job is done, you’ll know what steps to take to properly care for your aggregate concrete. And we’ll inform you of the manufacturer’s guidelines for the best care.

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