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Should I Choose Exposed Aggregate Concrete for my Driveway?

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Policrete Team
Policrete Team
March 11, 2022
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Make a statement with a unique and cost-effective concrete solution.

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If you're ready to add some style and sophistication to your driveway, exposed concrete is the perfect way to do it. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you turn your driveway into a showpiece. You'll be glad you did!

The popularity of exposed concrete for use in driveways is growing. But what makes it so ideal for driveways, and what do you need to know before you decide if it's right for you? Read on to learn all about this popular flooring finish and how you can use exposed concrete to produce a contemporary look in your home and increase your curb appeal.

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What is Exposed Aggregate Concrete?

Exposed aggregate concrete, also referred to as exposed concrete and concrete aggregate, is created by removing the top few inches of surface concrete to reveal the underlying aggregate. This aggregate can be anything from crushed stone to gravel, and it is what gives exposed aggregate concrete its unique look.

The exposed aggregate surface is then treated with a sealant to protect it from the elements and keep it looking its best for years to come.

Benefits of Exposed Aggregate Concrete

There are many reasons to use exposed aggregate concrete on your driveway. Here are just a few. Exposed aggregate concrete is:

  • Affordable. This decorative concrete is one of the most cost-effective options available.
  • Adaptable. With a wide variety of small stones and a fantastic range of colours to choose from, exposed concrete can be used to create a look that perfectly complements your home.
  • Highly durable and long-lasting.
  • Easy to maintain. A quick sweep or hose down is all it takes to keep it looking great.

Non-slip. No matter what the weather conditions are like, you can rest assured that our aggregate driveways provide a safe concrete surface for you and your family.

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Improve Curb Appeal With a Range of Colours

One of the best things about exposed aggregate concrete is that you can choose from various colours to create the perfect look for your home. Decorative concrete is fantastic for helping you create just the right look for your home. Whether you want a sleek, modern look or something with more of an industrial edge, there is sure to be an exposed aggregate finish to suit.

Our most popular exposed aggregate colours include:

  • Black Exposed Aggregate
  • Charcoal Exposed Aggregate
  • Beige Exposed Aggregate
  • Grey Exposed Aggregate
  • White Exposed Aggregate

Don't see the colour you're looking for? No problem! We can create a custom colour just for you.

And if you're not sure which colour to choose, our team of experts are more than happy to help. We can work with you to create a driveway that will perfectly complement your home and increase your curb appeal.

How Much Does an Exposed Concrete Driveway Cost?

The cost of exposed aggregate concrete will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. However, in general, you can expect to pay between $60 and $120 per square metre for this type of driveway.

This may be a little more expensive than some other driveway options, but it is well worth the investment. An exposed aggregate driveway will last for many years with very little maintenance, making it a cost-effective and stylish choice for your home.

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Should I Choose Exposed Concrete for my Driveway?

Home and business owners are often surprised at the affordability of this durable surface. When weighing up the alternatives, such as polished concrete, pebbles and other weather-resistant materials it may help to consider the following:

  1. How long you expect the driveway to last.
  2. How much heavy traffic it is likely to receive.
  3. Preferred colours and overall appearance.
  4. How much you have budgeted.
  5. Whether you would like the finish to complement pathways, pool surrounds and other areas in and around your home.

The friendly team at Policrete can help you to decide if exposed concrete is the best concrete finish for you. Our in-depth consultation will ensure it meets all your requirements so you (and your neighbours) will be thrilled with the results.

And, with a huge range of aggregate concrete colours and textures, sealers and finishes, we'll make sure your exposed aggregate driveway will make a stylish statement for years to come.

Can I Install an Exposed Concrete Driveway Myself?

While it is possible to install an exposed aggregate driveway yourself, we always recommend hiring a professional concreter. This is a complex job that requires experience and expertise to get right. You may also require council permits in some instances or risk a fine.

A professional concreter will ensure that your driveway is installed correctly and will last for many years to come. They will also be able to advise you on the best type of concrete aggregate and sealant for your specific driveway.

Get a Free Quote for Exposed Aggregate Concrete Today!

If you're interested in using exposed aggregate concrete on your driveway, get in the driver's seat and contact us. We offer a free quote and consultation so that you can get started on your dream driveway today.

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