Concrete Driveways Richmond
Richmond's Best Driveway Contractor
Driveway is our passion. We probably pour more driveways than anybody else in the city and have been doing so for more than 25 years. We keep up of industry trends in order to assist our clients in picking the most appropriate finish for their requirements and budget.
The following are examples of our most popular finishes, along with a brief description of what makes each one unique. Additionally, we discuss the driveway procedure in greater depth in our projects area for a variety of driveway projects. Several of our projects are detailed here, from start to finish.
Driveway Break and removal
The majority of the time, we are called upon to demolish an existing driveway. Demolished concrete driveways can be loaded up and recycled as a new base for future concrete work. We are completely equipped to handle this type of job, so no need to hire a separate concrete demolition contractor.
The materials we use in the construction of our driveways are of the highest quality as we want them to last. We begin by laying down a four-inch-deep layer of gravel to serve as a base. In addition, because we never use mesh or rebar in our driveways, your driveway will maintain its structural integrity even if a crack emerges. Our services are also based on the use of only high-quality air-entrained concrete mixes in the construction of our structures.
The Broom Finish Driveways
The broom finish driveway is the most frequently occurring concrete driveway in Calgary. It is possible to obtain this finish by running a horsehair broom across the concrete surface just before the final set is reached. During the winter months, the broom finish concrete driveway provides excellent slip resistance. If desired, integral colour can be added to the concrete.
Contemporary Driveway Styles
A flat surface with evenly spaced saw cuts characterises a modern concrete driveway. A modern west coast style driveway may include feature stone or synthetic grass, as well as spaces between the slabs to allow for normal grass growth. The driveway can be acid washed, softly sandblasted, or lightly washed, with a subtle texture. Please see our driveways section for additional information on modern style driveways.
Stamped Concrete Driveways
Stamped Concrete Concrete Driveways come in a variety of designs and colours. Stone, slate, and wood are all replicated in stamped concrete. There are many colours to choose from in order to get high-quality and realistic results. We custom-design each stamped concrete driveway to meet your specific needs. In the winter, special attention should be paid to keeping these driveways free of salt and ice; they are the most expensive types of driveways and should be protected. When stamped concrete is finished, it is sealed to protect it from the elements while also improving its beauty.
Float Finish Driveways
The float finish concrete driveway’s rough texture makes it a safe yet decorative concrete finish. The float finish is a random appearance that is preferable to a broom finish for those seeking a more casual and less linear appearance. Priced similarly to broom finish driveways, float finish driveways are frequently saw cut rather than hand cut to incorporate additional decorative elements; borders can also be saw cut in.
Float Finish with A Border
The cost of a float finish concrete driveway with borders is slightly higher than a standard float finish driveway. The borders can be any of the finishes shown above or below, and they can be coloured if desired. Depending on the size and design, borders might be monolithic or poured separately. Float finish with borders combines both the safety features of the float finish and the beauty of decorative concrete for the borders.
Lightly Exposed Driveways
The Light Sandblast Concrete Driveway is made by softly sandblasting or washing the surface. We can power wash the driveway to replicate a light sandblast when sandblasting is not an option. For light washes, we offer depth-controlled concrete surface retarders. The concrete finish on this driveway has a short retardation depth, revealing only the sand in the concrete matrix; no aggregate is visible.
Decorative Driveway Combinations
Decorative concrete driveway combinations of the above and below finishes are achievable with decorative concrete driveways, which includes any combination and design. The driveway’s design is equally as crucial as its finish. The goal is to create a seamless transition between the two types of concrete finishes. The possibilities for patterns, finishes, and colour combinations are solely limited by your creativity. Each concrete driveway that we build is tailored to the client’s preferences.
Exposed Aggregate Driveways
Exposed aggregate driveways are a popular choice for decorative concrete driveways . By sealing the exposed aggregate driveway, it is possible to create an appealing surface while also protecting it from the wet and cold winter weather. Even if the slab has been exposed previously, winter protection is essential with a proper sealer. Colors for exposed aggregate concrete driveways can be chosen to compliment or contrast with the house’s overall colour scheme.
Acid Stain Driveways
The Acid Stain Concrete Driveway has a genuinely unique appearance. Acid stain is sprayed to the concrete driveway after it has been left to cure for roughly 30 days. Acid stains should be applied to clean driveways that are free of spills and other stains; oil stains, for example, can reduce the quality of future acid staining applications. With each application, acid stains react with the concrete to create a one of a kind artwork. Acid stained concrete driveways have warm earthy tones and are frequently sealed with a high gloss sealant to protect them.
Wave Broom Finish Concrete
Unlike the conventional broom finish, the wave broom finish involves dragging the broom up and down the driveway on each pass, creating a wave pattern on the driveway surface. This driveway, like many others with a classic broom finish concrete surface, offers a number of advantages over other types of driveways. Wave finishes were formerly trendy, but they are now considered to be a classic design style.
Exposed Aggregate with Borders
Many unique homes have an exposed aggregate concrete driveway with borders. Borders can be any of the finishes listed above or below, as well as natural stone or brick mortared borders; for those mortared alternatives, we create a sunken rough slab border. Exposed aggregate with border combinations are substantial and often spray paint is an excellent option before forming to visualize the end-result options
Stamped Concrete and Borders
The most expensive style of concrete driveway is a stamped concrete driveway with borders. When these two surfaces are mixed, there are numerous options and combinations. Color hardeners can be either integral or topical. You may mix and match up to eight different colours to create amazingly realistic natural rock and stone effects. Depending on the finish, borders are poured before or after the main body.
Driveways in residential concrete often get the most abuse of any poured concrete. Keep your driveway free of salt and other ice melt materials to reduce damage. Please avoid spilling solvents or oil on your new driveway, as the majority of stains will be difficult to remove. Regularly sealing your driveway will help protect it and keep it looking great for many years. All of our customers may take advantage of our maintenance services, assuring the long-term viability of their new driveway investment.
Do We Offer Driveway Repairs ?
When it comes to driveway repairs, the common response is no. Driveway repairs are only performed in a tiny percentage of cases for cosmetic reasons. Please visit our website to learn more about concrete repairs.
Concrete Driveways Nearby
Installing driveways has been our business for nearly two decades. Some of our projects may be found in the Projects section of this website, and they provide a variety of examples of our work from start to finish. Please get in touch with us if you’d like your driveway replaced.