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.

Planning to repair your cracked concrete this spring?

worn-concteteIf you have lived in your home for a number of years you might have to deal with broken concrete. Constant wear and tear from the environment, road salt and the dropping of heavy objects can cause cracking and pitting as well as permanent staining.

The concrete fixtures of your home are one of the first things guests or the public notice when they come to you pay a visit.

Resurfacing and repairing these surfaces is not something you want to attempt on your own. A professional knows the right formula and surface to apply to your specific needs.

Hardscapes Inc. has all the tools and materials to do the job right. Contact us or request a quote to find out how to solve your aging concrete woes.

Transform the aesthetics of your home with attractive concrete features!

Spring’s not that far away (believe it or not!) and is the perfect time to plan a reno. If you’re considering a unique design finish 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.

Concrete restoration project? We can help!

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

Concrete in outside features like driveways and steps is also the material of choice for these home features, but unlike your basement floor these are 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.

Taking down and rebuilding a heavy concrete step for example, can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention days of demolition, interruption and reconstruction.

Hardscapes can show you another alternative. A concrete restoration might 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.

If you have a restoration project you’d like to get underway this spring give us a call. We’d be happy to provide a free quote and consultation.

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Concrete can solve the problem of 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 playrooms 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! Call 403-547-5597 to discover more.

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