Looking for a unique basement floor?

Yep, fall is just ahead and outdoor projects will cease over the colder months ahead. Time to turn our attention to interior updates and renos again!

Are you thinking of giving your basement floor a little facelift? In our current real estate market one of the home improvements with the best return on investment is actually a finished basement. After all, a cozy basement can serve as the heart of any home – one of the rooms where most families spend a ton of their time.

Remodels these days centre around the type of floor finishing you’re going to select for your basement. From luxury vinyl, tile and laminate, to carpet and engineered hardwood – such a variety of materials, hues, tones, and colours from which to choose!

But wait a minute, don’t discount decorative concrete as an option. It’s such a unique & versatile material!

Most people dismiss concrete because it sounds like something you’d only use in an outdoor setting – for a driveway, walkway or patio for example. But decorative concrete can make one of the most beautiful and long-lasting basement floors. With new resins and colour options, concrete now has a polished, lustrous finish that rivals Continue reading

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.

Concrete floors looking a little lacklustre?

Original floors that have become worn and faded from years of wear and tear and are in need of an update can be revitalized in a very short period of time. A new concrete floor restoration will only take a few weeks to bring to life. 

Prep work begins with clearing the original floor and levelling low spots in the existing area, as in the images below, and will ultimately resurrect these old and dated floors to a brand new beautiful finish.

Looking to restore your concrete floors?

Contact Hardscapes Inc. at 403-547-5597 today. We look forward to working with you.
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Basement floor need a little TLC?

This cracked up basement floor was beautifully restored by Hardscapes Inc – your Calgary concrete restoration specialists.

After grinding and patching, the 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.

If your basement floor needs a little TLC give us a call at 403-547-5597 for a free estimate today.

 

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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.

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.

Does your driveway have oil or transmission fluid stains?

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

Quite 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 your vehicle it may be embedded in the cement permanently.

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

If your driveway 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.

Get in touch today at 403-547-5597.

Does your concrete need lifting or levelling?!

Over 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 mudjacking, 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 driveway to bring it back to its former beauty.

Give us a call at 403-547-5597 to find the solution right for you.