Controlling Cracks in Your Concrete – Is It Possible?

Cracks in concrete. It is one of the reasons some people opt to not use concrete as a choice of product when landscaping their home’s surrounds. Cracks in concrete are unsightly and sometimes can develop into a trip hazard. Why does concrete crack? Does all concrete crack? Can we stop it from cracking? Read on to find out the answers.

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Decorative Concrete – Exposed Aggregate

Need a patio and some pathways around your house?

Decorative finishes on driveways, patios and paths are usually always going to be at least a 2 step process where a slab is laid and then either a tile or paver is laid on top, or another product is applied to the top be it a covercrete product, an epoxy, a chemical to create a distressed look or a grind to remove the top revealing the stones below.

For a little more investment per square metre compared to plain concrete, you could get decorative exposed concrete finish. Exposed aggregate is a one-step decorative finish product that’s easy to maintain, long lasting, looks great and is more cost effective compared to other decorative finishes. It is simple to clean and maintain if you want to retain its brand new look and the colour in the natural stones won’t fade like many stamped driveways eventually do.

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