A look back at a gorgeous patio project

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.

   

Need reliable concrete work?

When it comes to concrete, Hardscapes has you “COVERED”! We offer a complete line of treatments for concrete, residential, commercial and industrial.

Hardscapes Inc. is an authorized distributor and installer of Elite Crete Systems (www.elitecrete.com), one of the top manufacturers for the decorative concrete industry. With products like garage floor coatings, epoxy coatings, polyaspartics, concrete stains/dyes, decorative concrete overlays, industrial coatings and more…

Hardscapes specializes in:

  • retail, restaurants, and office flooring solutions
  • residential concrete resurfacing, garage coatings, and flooring
  • Industrial/commercial floor coatings and protection

We have a concrete solution for every situation. Call the professionals today at 403-547-5597 for a quote.

Looking for a relaxing refuge close to home?!

A beautiful, cozy outdoor summer space is the perfect way to get away from it all. This is the time to make changes and updates to your outdoor living space!

Concrete is the perfect material for creating many unique looks and finishes — a multitude of design options to suit your particular preferences.

Coloured Concrete can add beauty and design to your patio. There are now so many different colored finishes that you would need to use a colour chart to decide!

Stamped Concrete can have the look and feel of any stone or brick surface you can imagine. Everything from stone pavers to naturally worn stone pavers. A great option for any backyard concrete patio.

Stained Concrete can add a durable and beautiful colour to your patio with hundreds of colours and finishes from which to choose.

Stencilled Concrete can leave a look of an open area rug to enhance the look of your concrete surface. A great conversation starter : )

Exposed Aggregate along with smooth concrete sections is a beautiful option for your new patio and can be manipulated for any design requirement.

If you’re planning to extend your living space with a new or refreshed concrete patio, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We look forward to discussing your design ideas and offering recommendations to create the perfect outdoor space for your family.
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Concrete Resurfacing – Not Just for Garage Floors

Concrete Resurfacing does not have to be just for your garage floor, pool deck or industrial space.

Many homes are going for a concrete resurfaced floors to bring a warm and inviting feel to any room in the house.

Ever wonder what you bedroom floor would feel like if it was heated. A concrete floor can make that happen all while looking anything else but concrete.

Hardscapes Inc.  has solutions to address any of your concrete areas from home, office, garage or commercial space. Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a free estimate.

Can Water Damaged Concrete Be Repaired

Yes it can!

It’s called water degradation and can be caused by any number of things. Fire, aggregate expansion, bacterial corrosion, calcium leaching and many others.

Many basement floors get damaged by the high water tables and backed up sewers.

Untreated sewer water can produce hydrogen sulfide, which is then oxidized by aerobic bacteria present on the concrete surface above the water level. The sulfuric acid dissolves the carbonates in the cured cement and causes strength loss, as well as producing sulfates that can be destructive to the concrete.

Hardscapes Inc. has a solution to this problem. A clean up of the concrete floor and then sealing the concrete with a great decorative coating can preserve and update your damaged basement floor. This is a great alternative to replacing rugs and hardwoods.

For more ideas on how to restore or create your concrete Hardscapes Inc. has the answers. 403-547-5597

Concrete finishes ideal for high-traffic areas

Specializing in many finishes, our products are ideal for high-traffic areas and areas requiring slip-resistant textures and finishes. Hardscapes has many years of concrete commercial/industrial flooring experience. We have solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

In addition, we offer resurfacing processes (over existing concrete) and have the equipment necessary to remove the epoxy, paint, glue, thin-set, and mastic. All of these coatings can be removed without the use of harmful chemicals. We utilize dust collection for all of our grinding/removal processes and leave nice smooth concrete ready for staining, engraving, or coating with any of our beautiful finishes. Our concrete diamond polishing & densifying processes will bring your concrete up to a sparkling shine.

We’d be happy to discuss your situation and give you a recommendation that’s just right for you. Call 403-547-5597 today for a no-obligation quote.

Concrete finishes — sleek, durable & easy to keep up

Hardscapes supplies and installs concrete products for many high-end custom home builders and general contractors, homeowners renovating or updating, restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial. Long-lasting, high-performance concrete offers resilient wear and tear, easy maintenance, and each project can be tailored to your specific requirements and desires. The possibilities are endless …

Concrete is extremely popular as an essential building and design substance for many indoor and outdoor applications. Concrete finishes are extremely durable, easy to clean, and they resist water when properly sealed. Here at Hardscapes, our line of treatments include concrete overlays, resurfacing, polishing, staining and stamping, but by no means is this a comprehensive list!

INDOOR APPLICATIONS

Concrete is multi-functional and can be used indoors for concrete floors, basement floors, and garage floor coatings.

OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS

Outdoors concrete is popular for driveways, patios, walkways, pavers, pool decks, and even outdoor fire-pits.

REPAIR & RESTORATION

From concrete sealers and concrete crack repairs, to foundation repairs, we have the right formula to solve your concrete needs.

QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to make recommendations and ultimately provide a solution!
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Have a concrete flooring project you’d like to get started on this spring?

Hardscapes has many years of concrete commercial/industrial flooring experience. We have solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

Specializing in many finishes, our products are ideal for high-traffic areas and areas requiring slip-resistant textures and finishes.

In addition, we offer resurfacing processes (over existing concrete) and have the equipment necessary to remove the epoxy, paint, glue, thin-set, and mastic. All of these coatings can be removed without the use of harmful chemicals. We utilize dust collection for all of our grinding/removal processes and leave nice smooth concrete ready for staining, engraving, or coating with any of our beautiful finishes. Our concrete diamond polishing & densifying processes will bring your concrete up to a sparkling shine.

We take pride in every project we undertake! We’d be happy to discuss your situation and give you a recommendation that’s just right for you. Call 403-547-5597 today for a no-obligation quote.

Thinking of giving your basement floor a facelift?

Yep, fall is now upon us 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 any of the other options.

So if you’re considering a basement floor makeover, but haven’t yet made your material decision, get in touch with us here at Hardscapes. Call 403-547-5597 and we’ll provide you with all the details you need to know about concrete finishes and we’ll explain why it’s such an excellent option for any basement!

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors customized on site!

Here at Hardscapes we’re a certified installer of Elite Crete systems. Below is a sampling of the work we’ve done for a few of our clients showing how beautiful these applications can be. Whether your floor is residential, commercial or industrial, this is the way to go when surfacing or re-surfacing concrete.

To request a consultation, or for general questions, please contact Hardscapes at 403-547-5597. We’d be happy to provide more information or make recommendations.

Residential Interior Flooring – REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Floors continue to be one of the most popular choices amongst property owners, architects and specifiers.
 
     
Commercial Interior Flooring – these resinous flooring systems can be customized to match virtually any design or theme. Durability and ease of maintenance is unmatched compared to conventional floor coverings.
 
Concrete Canada Commercial Interior Flooring
 
Ultra-Durable Industrial Flooring – these resinous flooring systems are engineered to provide a durable, low maintenance surface for food & beverage, warehouses and manufacturing areas.
 
Hardscapes Inc. Industrial Floor
 
Exterior Decorative Concrete Overlays – polymer modified cementitious coatings can restore old concrete surfaces to look like brick, stone, tile and more.
 
Concrete Canada Exterior Deck Finishes