The professionals at Hardscapes are expert at working with concrete. Their designs and colours make any backyard concrete project outstanding. Stamping and polishing features combined with our artistry can make it look like beautiful custom stonework.
Getting the concrete mix right is critical. For example, too little water and the particles in the mix won’t stick together. But, adding too much water weakens your concrete. When that happens your aggregate or rock that is in the concrete begins to sink lower in the poured area. That leaves the lighter weight cement and sand at the top which can lead to very quick pitting and damage to your poured area.
Not only that, there are a great number of additives you can use to improve the strength of your concrete. Plasticizers and hardeners help it set quicker and fiberglass strands will add strength. It’s very important to get the ratio perfect.
The images below are from a project we completed last season as part of a patio renovation. A flake broadcast over both new and old concrete to bring it all together for a gorgeous finish for outdoor entertaining.
There’s still lots of time before the snow flies! Give us a shout today at 403-547-5597 to discuss your back burner project. Our team of professionals are ready to discuss your design ideas and get to work tackling your concrete patio project.