Things to do this weekend…

There are plenty of fun things to do with your family and friends this long weekend in Calgary.

Many families visit Heritage Park and take a trip back through time, while others take in the festivities at Prince’s Island Park or at the Inglewood Sunfest.

Enjoy all the fabulous Music Fests, Shakespeare by the Bow or even a visit to our local museums. Fort Calgary, won’t disappoint. It celebrates Alberta’s Heritage Day with interpretive tours, movies, crafts, face paintings, a treasure hunt and genealogy presentations. Something for everyone!

For more information see August Long Weekend Activity Guide

Looking for a long lasting, durable, easy-to-clean flooring system?

Look no further!

Concrete SolutionsIntroduced in the 1990s polyaspartic became a new class of coating.

Because polyaspartics can be formulated with slower reaction rates, they can be roller-applied or spray-applied with conventional paint sprayers without the use of solvent. Polyaspartic coatings are also UV and light stable and will not age or yellow.

This format can also be applied with broadcast medias such as quartz and vinyl paint chips.

Hardscapes Inc. often uses these polyaspartics components as well as incorporating metallic pigments to give a long lasting, incredibly durable and easy-to-clean flooring system.

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Got cracks in your basement floor?

This cracked up basement floor was beautifully restored by us here at Hardscapes Inc.

After grinding and patching, our client’s floor received an overlay of Elite Crete’s thin Finish. Once dry, it was stained for a gorgeous titanium mottling. Top coated with Elite Crete E100 PT1 epoxy and a satin polyurethane, this floor will stand up to the daily abuse of kids, toys, pets etc.

We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, garage floor coatings, and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

With 20 years experience combined with our attention to detail and high level of customer service, we take pride in every project we undertake! Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote.

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Canada Celebrates a Milestone 150 Years

In honour of Canada 150, festivities will be taking place all over Calgary to get you into the celebratory spirit!

Lots of fun, food and fanfare for kids of all ages! From the Music Mile in the Inglewood, East Village, and Victoria Park neighbourhoods, to Princess Island, local parks and museums, Fort Calgary, the Science Centre, the Calgary Zoo, and so much more…

Come on out and join in on the fun ; ) For more details visit: http://www.visitcalgary.com/maps-tools/inside-guide/celebrate-canada-150

High performance surfaces & flooring

Hardscapes Inc. can restore and rejuvenate a wide range of surfaces with a wide range of products and systems. We have a solution for your concrete patio, driveway, staircase, basement floor, garage or any type of concrete structure.

There are many ways to finish concrete to your desired appearance. Some of the attractive finishes we specialize in are decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, garage floor coatings, and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

We supply and install products for many high-end custom home-builders and general contractors, as well as homeowners renovating or updating. In addition, we offer solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

To have a look at some of the projects we’ve done for our clients that showcase our work, visit our Portfolio.

If you have any questions about our products and services, please contact us at 403-547-5597 and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

Be Prepared

The devil is always in the details. In the case of resurfacing your garage floor, the most important detail is preparation.

It doesn’t matter whether your garage floor is fifty years old or part of a million dollar lottery home, if you’re going to update the concrete you have to prepare the surface properly.

Hardscapes Inc. has a reputation for making sure every surface turns out like a million bucks.

Grinding the floor removes paints, glues and any other contaminants, as well as opens up the pores of the concrete to ensure a great bond.

This garage looks great with the rich, dark nightfall colour flakes.

Call us to find out how to bring your old garage floor back to life.

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How to Cure Concrete

Helpful Tips

Stopping freshly poured concrete from drying out too quickly is called curing. If left to dry on its own accord, concrete will not develop the full bond between all of its ingredients. It will be weaker and crack mill crack more. The surface might not be as hard as it should be.

+ The form work itself, if left in place, or on the underneath of a suspended slab, stops the concrete drying out too quickly, and can be a curing agent.

+ Spray water onto the formation. A simpler way is to just keep water sprayed onto the slab with garden sprinklers or hand held hose pipes.

+ Use a plastic shield, which basically is a plastic sheet laid on top of the slab to stop the evaporation process. This is one of the most efficient methods of curing concrete.

+ Use concrete curing oils or curing compounds. These compounds and oils now come in a variety of types.

Preparing concrete is harder than it looks. A professional in the field is always a good idea. Hardscapes Inc. has experts who will be happy to help you with all your concrete ideas. Just give us a call at 403-547-5597.

Thinking of adding curb appeal to your front entrance?

This front entrance was remodelled in just two days. We widened it a foot by using a fast cure TF structural concrete mortar. We then beautified it using our TF polyaspartic river rock topping. This new product outperforms traditional epoxy stone products by offering 100% UV stability and no need for annual re-coats.

Hardscapes Inc. has a solution for all your concrete restoration and development needs.

For a free quote or more information on how we can bring your concrete to life contact us or fill out our request form.