Throwback Thursday!

Here’s a look back at a gorgeous polyaspartic garage floor we completed a little over a year ago.

The extra design touches can really make your garage stand out from the franchise garage floors! With over 20 years experience in concrete coatings in Calgary, Hardscapes has the design experience and technical know-how to create a garage floor that stands the test of time.

If you’re wondering what it would take to have a garage floor that stands out from the pack give us a call for a FREE estimate.

 

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.

Does your concrete need lifting or levelling?!

Over the years water, snow and ice even city fed runoff from sewer gutters can cause erosion under your driveway surface. This leaves your concrete driveway slab vulnerable to cracking and if not properly repaired it could collapse.

One way of solving this problem is called mudjacking, a process that pumps high pressured grout into the void under the driveway through holes cut in the surface. The process fills the space between the foundation element and the eroding soil.

Once you have corrected the elevation discrepancy you will still be left with cracking and the inevitable patchwork that covers the holes made to apply the process.

Hardscapes Inc. has a number of solutions to repair and rebuild the surface of your concrete driveway to bring it back to its former beauty.

Give us a call at 403-547-5597 to find the solution right for you.

Planning to repair your cracked concrete this spring?

worn-concteteIf you have lived in your home for a number of years you might have to deal with broken concrete. Constant wear and tear from the environment, road salt and the dropping of heavy objects can cause cracking and pitting as well as permanent staining.

The concrete fixtures of your home are one of the first things guests or the public notice when they come to you pay a visit.

Resurfacing and repairing these surfaces is not something you want to attempt on your own. A professional knows the right formula and surface to apply to your specific needs.

Hardscapes Inc. has all the tools and materials to do the job right. Contact us or request a quote to find out how to solve your aging concrete woes.

Concrete restoration project? We can help!

Restored StairConcrete is a standard building material. A good portion of every home built consists of concrete of one form or another.

Concrete in outside features like driveways and steps is also the material of choice for these home features, but unlike your basement floor these are exposed to the wear and tear of the elements.

Constant bombardment from our Canadian weather can lead to pitting, cracking and flaking, eventually rendering the concrete unsafe or at least unpleasant to look at.

Taking down and rebuilding a heavy concrete step for example, can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention days of demolition, interruption and reconstruction.

Hardscapes can show you another alternative. A concrete restoration might be just what you need. The cost is about half of a removal and re-installation and the result is considerably more pleasing to the eye.

If you have a restoration project you’d like to get underway this spring give us a call. We’d be happy to provide a free quote and consultation.

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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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Ever considered concrete countertops?

Concrete CountertopYep, the cold weather’s arrived and outdoor projects will cease over the winter months. Time to turn our attention to interior updates and renos again!

Have you been thinking of giving your kitchen a little facelift? You’ve likely heard time after time that one of the home improvements with the best return on investment is actually the kitchen. After all, the kitchen is 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 stone you’re going to select for your countertops. From granite, quartz, and corian, to slate, engineered stone and ceramic tile – such a variety of hues, tones, and colours from which to choose!

But wait a minute, don’t discount 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 concrete can make one of the most beautiful and long-lasting countertops. Concrete’s reputation as being not quite perfect as a countertop material has truly evolved. With new resins and colour options, concrete now has Continue reading

Heated Concrete Reflector Floor

This reflector floor was installed on all 2200′ of this Airdrie basement. It is a gorgeous seamless flooring solution that is durable and easy to maintain. More and more people are moving to hard surface floors for their basements, particularly when they are heated concrete floors.

Give us a call to get your estimate scheduled.

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It’s in the Details

To get a great looking garage floor you need to take particular care with the details. All the nooks, crannies and cracks need to be filled and all the dust and small particulates left over from the top coat need to vacuumed and disposed of before the final coat is applied. Watch the video for an inside look at the details and give us a call to get your new garage floor appraisal.

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Thinking of coating your garage floor before winter?

Yep, it’s that time again – time to get ready for winter. Have you started organizing and cleaning out your garage of all the summer toys, deck furniture and yard equipment, to name a few of the things that fill up and clutter our garage space?

While you’re cleaned out, why not get that ugly old worn out garage floor cleaned up and coated?! A polyaspartic coating will do wonders. It will be brighter, cleaner, easier to clean, and best of all, protected from all that winter salt that’s just ahead.

Hardscapes Inc. offers solutions for any budget. Gorgeous flake floors and even mica metallic flakes for those who like to eat, sleep and play in their garage, as well as solid color for those with more of a utilitarian need. These coatings are 100% UV stable, extremely abrasion resistant, and highly chemical resistant.

Many garage floors can be done start to finish in just ONE DAY!

Contact us today 403-547-5597 at for your free estimate!