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. 

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.

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.

Bulletproof for years to come!

Concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are often requesting as functional and beautiful space options.

Here’s an overview of the basic methods used to restore our client’s garage floor:

“On this project, after grinding, chipping and preparing the concrete, this suspended garage floor was structurally restored using our unique structural repair material.

We coated the floor with an 80% solids polyaspartic with Hardscapes “gunflint” blend of flakes. Top-coated with two coats of a 90% solids polyaspartic coating, this floor will be bulletproof for years!

It can be a challenge in Calgary with frigid temperatures. Thanks to some premium products designed for our harsh climate., this job was a success despite -30 degree temperatures.”

Hardscapes Inc. knows about concrete and how to keep it from cracking and heaving while making it look beautiful at the same time.

For more information or to request an estimate, don’t hesitate to call 403-547-5597, or email sales@concretecanada.com.

Check out the before & after of the job described above.

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Concrete Restoration Solutions

Modern concrete is designed to last 60 to 120 years, but lack of maintenance and environmental conditions can greatly reduce those numbers.

Many city practices like salting city streets in the winter can lead to pitted and stained concrete driveways. As snow plows push the snow from the streets onto sidewalks and driveways it also sends any vehicle waste like oils and engine fluids that have made their way to the street along with city particulates like salt and or grass control chemicals along with it.

Any or all of these waste products can have an effect on your sidewalks and driveways leaving them even more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather and the fluctuations in temperature that cause cracking and flaking.

Hardscapes Inc. has solutions for every concrete restoration need and years of experience to make a repair that is beautiful and long-lasting. If your driveway is already stained and pitted from the harsh winter elements and you’re considering a driveway re-surfacing in the near future, give us a call to arrange an appointment for a free no-obligation quote or even just to meet for a chat to have all your questions and concerns addressed. We’re Continue reading

Salt can sneak into small pores and tiny cracks in your concrete

Concrete is incredibly more porous than you would think. Though it seems rock hard, it is actually full of millions of tiny cracks and pores.

Concrete can be damaged in any number of ways, but the most common damage occurs from the de-icing salts used by city snow plowing services and freeze/thaw cycles which occur quite often in Calgary during fall freeze-up and spring warming.

When this happens, salt can sneak into the small pores and tiny cracks in your concrete creating an acid-like reaction. Eventually larger and larger pockets are created that hold greater and greater amounts of water. It is the water that eventually causes all the damage.

Water expands up to 9X when frozen. The pressure from this expansion grows with each freeze and thaw until eventually it pops the surface of the concrete creating even larger cracks and the pitting you so often see in sidewalks and driveways.

Hardscapes Inc. has a number of solutions to this problem. Call 403-547-5597 or email sales@concretecanada.com for a FREE quote or for more information.