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.

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.

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

Use Your Imagination

You don’t have to restrict your concrete floor ideas to the basement or the garage. Using Elite Crete Hardscapes Inc. can create a beautiful out door area in any number of ways. Anything from enhancing the look of a common concrete slab to this amazing looking patio area.

For more information on how to change the look of you back yard patio or concrete area give us a call 403-547-5597 for a FREE ESTIMATE.

 

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.

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring (at least we hope!)

Spring’s the perfect time to plan a reno. If you’re considering something unique that really stands out, what about architectural concrete?!

Hardscapes Inc. has been installing architectural concrete finishes since 1996. We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, garage floor coatings, and industrial/commercial floor coatings in a variety of finishes in colour and texture.

Architectural concrete has been used more and more in residential homes providing unique design aesthetics that are beautiful and unforgettable. And, architectural concrete is versatile, durable and economical.

With over 20 years experience combined with our attention to detail and high level of customer service, we take pride in every project we undertake, no matter the size.

Transform the look & feel of your interior or exterior this spring by adding attractive concrete features! Request a quote today at 403-547-5597.

Beautifying your exterior

Spring’s arrived and it’s time to start thinking about the exterior of your home again!

Just like the interior floors in your home exterior concrete can have as many different looks and finishes. Coloured and stamped concrete can add beauty and design. There are now so many different coloured finishes that you would need to use a colour chart to decide which would be appropriate for your project.

Whatever your concrete project for this spring and summer season, now’s the time to put your plan into action.

Get in touch at 403-547-5597. We will provide all the information you need for your new outdoor concrete project, and will not only ensure it looks great, but that it will last a lifetime.