Late Season Concrete Project

Even though summer’s in full swing, there’s still lots of time to take care of those concrete resurfacing and repair projects that have been on your outdoor to-do list. From driveway and walkway resurfacing, to outdoor patios, patio tables and benches, Hardscapes is here to help.

We have been installing architectural concrete finishes, including gorgeous concrete resurfacing/overlays, in and around Calgary for many years. With over 20 years experience, we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and attention to detail and take pride in every project we undertake, no matter the size.

Transform the look & feel of your exterior by repairing the old or adding new attractive concrete features. Even though it’s late this season, you’ll be so glad you did when next season rolls around and you’re so far ahead of the game!

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your ideas, call 403-547-5597. We will not only ensure your concrete project looks amazing, but that it will last a lifetime.

Summer Project Time ; )

Summer’s upon us. Time to start getting at those projects!

When it comes to concrete, Hardscapes has you “COVERED”! We offer a complete line of treatments for concrete, both residential and commercial.

Hardscapes Inc. is an authorized distributor and installer of Elite Crete Systems (www.elitecrete.com), one of the top manufacturers for the decorative concrete industry. With products like garage floor coatings, epoxy coatings, polyaspartics, concrete stains/dyes, decorative concrete overlays, industrial coatings and more…

Hardscapes specializes in:

  • retail, restaurants, and office flooring solutions
  • residential concrete resurfacing, garage coatings, and flooring
  • Industrial/commercial floor coatings and protection

 

Perfect concrete structure every time

Even though concrete is a substance that can be easily mixed, you can really run into problems if it is not worked properly. These issues include scaling, discoloring and shrinkage to name a few.

Discoloration or discoloring is one of the most common.

If you are using the same materials, mix and batch, your concrete should have a consistent color. Changes in concrete color can occur just by using two different cements or if a chemical from a job site gets added to the mix. Even different water sources can change the color of the concrete.

Solving discoloration problems:

  1. Discuss your tolerances with the supplier
  2. Water must be completely evaporated before concrete can be finished
  3. Make sure the entire surface is uniformly cured
  4. Use a consistent form release agent

The experts at Hardscapes Inc. create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way, give us a call at 403-547-5597.

Be proactive & keep your concrete looking pristine

Instead of waiting until wind, rain, street salt and the effects of winter freezing wear away your outdoor concrete surfaces, why not hire experts in the field to seal these areas with one of many available products. Keep your sidewalks, porches and driveways from cracking and looking beautiful years longer than they would if left to the elements.

Be proactive, start now to keep your concrete looking new for the future.

Hardscapes Inc. has a team of professionals who can assess any damage that may have already occurred around your home and have the perfect products to seal them and bring them back to life.

Call now for a free estimate.

Should I repair or rebuild?

Concrete is a standard building material. A good portion of every home built consists of concrete in one form or another.

Concrete is also the material of choice for driveways, patios and steps. Unlike your basement floor outdoor concrete is exposed to the wear and tear of the elements. Constant bombardment from our Canadian weather can lead to pitting, cracking and flaking, eventually rendering the concrete unsafe or at least unpleasant to look at.

Tearing down and rebuilding a heavy concrete step can cost thousands of dollars not to mention days of demolition, interruption and reconstruction. Hardscapes has other options and a concrete restoration may be just what you need. The cost is about half of a removal and re-installation and the result is considerably more pleasing to the eye.

For more information or to arrange your no-obligation appointment call 403-547-5597. We’re here to help and look forward to putting our expertise to work for you!

Cracked concrete problem?

Don’t despair! Hardscapes can help.

Frost can damage concrete in many ways. Two of the most prominent are, having the frozen ground heave because of ice crystals forming in the soil, and collapsing due to these ice crystals thawing in the spring.

When the weather becomes cold in the winter frost penetrates the ground and freezes water trapped in the pores of the earth. Water flows from wet to dry so water from below the frost line is drawn up. As it reaches the frost line it freezes. This eventually creates a thick layer of ice. The expansion caused by the freezing ice creates a layer that heaves the ground an equal distance of that layer. Finally the pressure below the concrete can no longer sustain its integrity and cracks.

Filling these cracks can leave ugly jagged lines in your concrete drives and walkways. Professionals like Hardscapes Inc. have many methods of repairing just this kind of winter damage and bring your concrete outdoor surfaces back to their original beauty.

Have questions? Want to arrange an no-obligation quote? Contact Hardscapes at 403-547-5597.

 

Seasonal cracks in your concrete?

Old Garage Floor Hardscapes Inc.It’s almost spring and we all know what that means…time to pull out the lawn furniture! Before you do that though, you likely need to clean up all the stones, mud, salt and whatever else has been has deposited on all your concrete surfaces over the winter.

The loose stuff that can be easily swept up and rinsed off is not the real problem though. It’s those cracks that have resulted in your concrete from the huge temperature swings over the winter season here in Alberta.

Don’t try to DIY and patch them up with just any generic concrete sealer you can pick up from the closest home improvement retailer. By calling the professionals, you’ll actually end up saving time and money, and have peace of mind knowing it’s done right the first time.

With 20 years experience combined, our attention to detail and high level of customer service, Hardscapes Inc. is ready to take the job on so you don’t have to!

Despite the unusual amount of snow in Calgary currently, don’t delay. You can still be proactive and get the jump on your spring repair projects. Call 403-547-5597 today to arrange a no-obligation quote on how to protect, Continue reading

Concrete repair is an art

Popular home, garden and construction suppliers would like to make you think that concrete repair is easy and needs no special skills other than a few tools and a strong back.

They like to tell you how satisfied you’ll be doing a concrete repair yourself.

They don’t tell you how unsatisfied you’ll be when you discover that even though you followed all the instructions on the packaging the patch didn’t dry the same colour as the rest of the concrete around it. They also didn’t mention that the repair only lasted for six months before weather and ground shifting pulled the repair apart and left a bigger mess of cracked and broken concrete.

Colouring, mixing and implementing a concrete repair is an art.

Save time and money. Hire an expert. Call 403-547-5597.

Speed the sale of your home with better curb appeal!

Drieveway-CrackWhat is the first thing a potential home buyer sees when they view a property? The driveway. They will either park in it or walk up it as they approach your home. If you think a cracked and pitted driveway doesn’t matter to a potential buyer you would be wrong.

Here’s what one agent had to say:

“A new concrete driveway will greatly increase your home’s curb appeal. Better curb appeal can speed the sale of your home. It may be an upgrade that will not increase the value of your home but without repair it might cause your house to not sell at all.”

Hardscapes Inc. is expert at repairing cracked and pitted driveways and garage floors. Don’t wait until your house is up for sale to get the job done. We can help today!

Call 403-547-5597 now for your estimate.