FAQS

My neighbours concrete is bright white. Will my concrete be that bright too?

There are low cost options including adding some black oxide to the concrete the time of batching. This takes that bright glare off the concrete and tones it down to a mid grey. This is just one option. Read more

Does my concrete need to have cuts in it?

Definitely.  The cuts in the concrete helps induce a crack in the concrete along the cut.  We cover this in great depth in your homeowner booklet.

Should I seal my new concrete?

Why do we seal concrete? Well, it is done for a number of reasons: –

  • It seals the pores of the concrete and provides a barrier to prevent dirt, grease and mould from staining the
    concrete surface.
  • It creates a very hardwearing surface.
    Provides good UV protection for colored concrete surfaces.
    Helps with the curing process.
  • It brings out the colours in the concrete oxides.
  • It seals off any minor cracks that may have formed preventing dirt and moisture from entering the cracks. This
    will help prevent spalling over time.
  • It gives the concrete a wet look.

The concrete sealer does unfortunately break down over time. This is due to a number of factors with traffic and the sun
being the two main culprits. To prevent the surface underneath the sealer being damaged, a new coat of this sealer
should be applied every one to three years depending on the amount of traffic the area receives. It is usually very
noticeable when it is time to reseal the concrete, as it will start to lose its sheen. Give us a call when you feel it is time for
advice on resealing options.

Which surface finish is right for me?

There are many considerations when deciding.  Ranging from the final look, the cost through to the use of the surface.
Read more on our section on finishes here

I have seen a fancy picture of a concrete area on the internet. Can you do my property the same?

More than likely.  Our large team has a experience in all forms of hard surfacing.  Send us a picture of what you are after and we can give you our advice.

Any more questions?

Please feel free to either email us or call us to discuss any questions you may have.