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 discolouring is one of the most common.
If you are using the same materials, mix and batch your concrete should have a consistent colour. Changes in concrete colour 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 colour of the concrete.
Solving discoloration problems:
- Discuss your tolerances with the supplier
- Water must be completely evaporated before concrete can be finished
- Make sure the entire surface is uniformly cured
- Use a consistent form release agent
The experts at Hardscapes create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way this summer, give us a call at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to answer all your questions and give you suggestions.