Concrete What?

What can be made out of concrete? Well almost anything.

We almost always think of concrete as a building material for homes buildings and other large structures like dams and retaining walls.

Concrete however can be made into almost anything including house hold items and art.

Hardscapes Inc. deals specifically in concrete design and decorative flooring along with restorative repair on drive ways walkways and stair structures.

Anything that has become weather worn or compromised by flooding can be repaired and brought back to its original beauty by our professional team.

Check out some of these other uses of concrete.

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Wear & Tear

This gorgeous watery floor produced with Elite Crete UV1 epoxy and Sky Blue Reflector is a tranquil oasis for this family play area. Hardscapes Inc. flooring is a great way to have both a beautiful floor and a very durable toy, kid, and pet resistant floor in your home!

Hardwood can really take a beating over time, especially in areas like children’s play rooms and mudrooms. Scratching, cracking and water damage can lead to costly repair or restorative work. Concrete can solve the problem of wear and will never have to be replaced.

With virtually unlimited colours and patterns available, we have a solution for every design taste!

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Extreme Cold & Concrete

Weather DamageI guess you could say it’s been colder than usual this year. Extended periods of below -20 can wreak havoc on your mental attitude never mind what big dips in temperature can do to you outside structures and concrete.

The freezing temperature of concrete is approximately 28ºF (-2º C).

Concrete does not maintain its strength when poured at low temperatures. Almost 50% of strength loss can occur if the concrete freezes within the first few hours after placement. Temperature affects the rate at which hydration of the cement occurs. Low concrete temperatures will stall the set and weaken the strength.

Hardscapes Inc. knows about concrete, we know how to keep your concrete from cracking and heaving and we know how to make it look beautiful at the same time.

Calgary Home & Garden Show 2014

SHome-Showpring is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the 2014 Calgary Home + Garden Show.

The event runs from February 27 – March 2, 2014 at the Big Four Building at Stampede Park in Calgary.

Hundreds of exhibitors, retailers and industry experts, will showcase products and provide valuable tips on anything and everything pertaining to home maintenance and improvement, design, eco-friendly products, organization and renovation.

The Calgary Home & Garden Show is your most trusted resource and is definitely an event not to miss! Enjoy the show. Hope you get lots of great ideas…

If your spring project is repairing your concrete, get expert help with Hardscapes Inc. Experts in concrete repairs and flooring.

Concrete Kitchen

Have you ever thought about turning your kitchen floor into concrete?

concretekitchenfloorThink about it. It’s the one place that you are constantly cleaning and wiping. You are always dropping sharp objects, leaving nicks and gouges and chipping in whatever flooring you have in place. It’s just constant maintenance.

Now concrete on the other hand can be made to look like any surface you want. With new advances in concrete finishes your floor can look exactly like any tile you ever wanted or even a wood finish.

The difference is, no maintenance. Concrete is virtually indestructible. The life span of your floor is huge and if you get tired of the look, a quick surface renewal and you can have a brand now look without the inconvenience of tearing up the old floor and laying down the new.

For information on concrete floors and designs for your home give us a call at Hardscapes Inc.

The Canada Sports Hall of Fame

I took my boys to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park this weekend.

It was great to see all of the amazing sports history as we get ready for the Olympics this week.

I was very happy to see how great our floor in the hockey exhibit looked after 2 and a half years open to the public. As you can see, The loonie is still stuck in the “ice”

We were honoured to have been chosen to provide the custom seamless floor for the hockey exhibit. Hardscapes Inc. specializes in one of a kind floors. With unlimited colours, patterns, and textures, we create truly custom floors to make your space unique.

GO CANADA!!

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Sink Hole

Driveway RepairOver the years water, snow and ice even city fed runoff from sewer gutters can cause erosion under your driveway surface. This leaves your concrete driveway slab vulnerable to cracking and if not properly repaired it could collapse.

One way of solving this problem is called mud jacking, a process that pumps high pressured grout into the void under the driveway through holes cut in the surface. The process fills the space between the foundation element and the eroding soil.

Once you have corrected the elevation discrepancy you will still be left with cracking and the inevitable patchwork that covers the holes made to apply the process.

Hardscapes Inc. has a number of solutions to repair and rebuild the surface of your concrete drive and bring it back to its previous beauty.

Give us a call to find the solution right for you.

 

Non Skid Garage Floor

We just completed this garage flooring project for Quiniscoe Homes in Panorama, BC.
This 100% UV resistant polyaspartic coating will provide years of easy maintenance.

The non skid texture ensures safety with ski boots on.

Oh, and it looks amazing!!!

Hardscapes has a soluction for your concrete floor ideas and problems. Contact us for more information.

Performance Flooring

Custom Floor LogoHardscapes Inc. offers custom seamless flooring options for home, office, retail, restaurant, and warehouse/commercial applications. With thousands of colours, effects, textures and logo options, Hardscapes Inc. is your one stop shop for durable, UV resistant, chemical resistant High Performance flooring.

From simple solid colour industrial warehouse flooring, to beautiful multi coloured stained floors or metallic reflector floors. We have your solution! Call or email to get your project started today!

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Oil or Transmission Fluid Stain?

Ever wonder what stains your driveway more, oil or transmission fluid?

Stained DrivewayQuite honestly it doesn’t really matter. Either one will leave a nasty stain. If you leave it too long or you have a chronic problem with you vehicle it may be imbedded in the cement permanently.

These two fluids left un-attended can also lead to pitting in the concrete. Small divots that will let water sit and will eventually crack the surface.

If your drive way sounds like the one above you might consider re-surfacing. Hardscapes Inc. has a surface solution for every driveway situation. Fast and professional, get your driveway looking brand new in no time.