Concrete Overlay Makeover

Is your office looking a little run down and tired? Does the floor of your store show the wear and tear of years of traffic?

You can bring these working floors back to life and give your office or store floor a brand new look.

A concrete overlay can make all the difference. This type of an overlay can add years to the life of you floor and create a specific ambiance designed especially for you.

Here are some things to consider when contemplating a concrete overlay.

What conditions will the floor be exposed to?

Certain polished surfaces might not be appropriate for wet conditions. High traffic areas might need to be a darker colour to give the floor a longer life and keep maintenance to a minimum.

What is the instillation cost?

Cost average between $3 to $10 a square foot depending on instillation. More elaborate finishes can be more. Give Hardscapes Inc. a call for more information or a free quote.

How much maintenance is required?

This type of surface when coated with a sealer, are stain resistant to dirt and grease. There is the usual cleaning and maintenance of any floor.

Talk to us about how to get your old tired floor back to shiny and new.

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Driveway Damage Stops Sale

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 the home. If you think a cracked and pitted driveway doesn’t matter to a potential buyer you would be wrong.

Here is 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.

Call now for an estimate for your repair.  403-547-5597

What’s up for Earth Day 2016?

Earth DayEarth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

It is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

Visit Earth Day Canada:

Check out this article by Cara McGoogan (The Telegraph) and the Google Doodle Earth Day 2016 video.

Earth Day 2016: Five Inspiring Facts and How to do Your Bit

New Floor in Lottery Home

Hardscapes Inc is proud to be a part of the Calbridge Luxury team in the 2016 Foothills Lottery.
Hardscapes installed a gorgeous reflector floor in the bar and lake room as well as a very durable flake broadcast floor in the garage!
Go see for yourself in Mahogany Isle!

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Calgary Home & Garden Show Returns

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Calgary Home + Garden Show.

CalgaryHGSCanada’s most talented designers, gardeners and home improvement specialists offer their latest advice. Hundreds of exhibitors, retailers and industry experts, will showcase products and provide valuable tips on anything and everything pertaining to home improvement, design, eco-friendly recreation, organization and renovation. It’s definitely an event for people who love to renovate and refresh their homes and garden areas.

On the Home + Garden Stage celebrity guest speakers Carson Arthur, star of HGTV’s brand-new series Home to Win (presented by Kool 101.5), Andre Chevigny, star of HGTV’s Timber Kings, and lifestyle expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault (presented by Rust-Oleum) and a line-up of local favourites will be featured and ready to share a wealth of knowledge, experience and inspirational ideas.

Real Advice. Real Inspiration. Real Experts.

Don’t miss out! The Calgary Home & Garden Show is your most trusted resource for every home enhancement project, inside & out.

Hardscapes Inc., specializing in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Industrial Floor Finish

The process begins with surface prep. It’s always the key to a successful floor installation. This old floor has been used for many different businesses over the years. We started with a deep grind using a 32” machine that weighs more than 1500lbs. The combination of weight and the correct diamond tooling insures a nice deep grind to fully remove all surface contaminants.
We also ran a shotblaster over the rougher areas to insure a clean floor down in any divots and depressions.

Once a good clean floor is achieved, we skim the floor out with a floor patching material to fill and smooth the depressions and other deficiencies prior to coating. Once that has dried, a light grind over the patch and we are ready to begin the coating process.

Our base coat of epoxy goes down nice and even with a squeegee and back roll before we broadcast the flake. This client chose a grey and white mix with 7% silver micah for a unique look that will have a gorgeous finish.

Once the base coat has cured, we remove the excess flake, scrape it down and sand it before the applying the two topcoats of polyaspartic.

The final product is a gorgeous showroom finish that is extremely chemical and abrasion resistant. This floor will be home to an extensive car collection.

Check back to see the final finish.


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Industrial Concrete Floor

Follow along while we walk through changing this huge concrete floor in an industrial space. This video shows the work being done by the Hardscapes team as they prep the floor for patching and leveling.

Colour Your Concrete

Hardscapes coloured concrete floor.Did you know that concrete doesn’t have to be gray? You can change the colour of your concrete while you’re mixing or finishing it.
Hardscapes Inc. has a number of ways to change the colour of your concrete. Dyed colour and Dry-shake colors which consist of a powder that is applied to the surface after the concrete has been poured, screened, and floated.
Literally anything concrete can be coloured and textured to meet any design idea.
To see some of the interesting colours that can be applied to your driveway, sidewalk or basement floor take a look at our resources page for a variety of colour and surface options.

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Garage Floor Solutions

Garage floor solutions! Hardscapes Inc. can transform your nasty garage into a clean and comfortable extension of your home.
Here’s a before and after of a garage floor with mechanic access transformed to a clean and tidy workspace.

FYI, that’s not a carpet in the after shot. That’s one of our great concrete finishes.

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