Hardscapes knows concrete

Weather DamageThis weekend’s temps are definitely frigid -29 brrrr. Extended periods of below -20 can wreak havoc on your mental attitude as well as outside structures and concrete.

The freezing temperature of concrete is approximately 28ºF (-2º C). Concrete does not maintain its strength when poured at low temperatures. Almost 50% of strength loss can occur if the concrete freezes within the first few hours after placement. Temperature affects the rate at which hydration of the cement occurs. Low concrete temperatures will stall the set and weaken the strength.

Hardscapes Inc. knows about concrete and the ramifications of big dips in temperature. We know how to keep it from cracking and heaving and we know how to make it look amazing at the same time.

Call 403-547-5597 to learn more about our products and services or if you have questions you need answers to. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get underway, your can rest assured that Hardscapes will ensure your it runs smoothly from start to finish.

We have a solution for any type of concrete flooring application

Here at Hardscapes we specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, garage floor coatings, polishing and densifying, floor coating and grinding removal, sealing, sandblasting and much more. We can restore and rejuvenate a wide range of surfaces with a wide range of products and systems.

We supply and install products for many high-end custom home-builders and general contractors, as well as offer flooring solutions for restaurants, retail, warehouse, industrial and commercial applications. All of these finishes are within the scope of our expertise.

To have a look at some of the projects we’ve done for our clients that showcase our work, browse through our Portfolio or visit our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about our products and services, or have a fall project in mind, please contact us at 403-547-5597 and we will be happy to provide thorough answers to all your questions and plenty of suggestions to bring your flooring project to fruition.

Considering a concrete project? We have a concrete solution!

Practical Solutions . Wide Variety of Products . Affordable Pricing

Hardscapes has a number of concrete solutions to update, repair and rebuild your concrete surface. We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, garage floor coatings, floor coating and grinding removal, polishing and densifying, sealing, sandblasting and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

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

Polished concrete offers resilient wear and tear, durability and easy maintenance

These past few weeks have been unsettling for all of us. The C-virus continues to be top of mind as we practice physical distancing and try to keep our families healthy and safe.

Hopefully life will be restored soon and all our projects that have been relegated to the back burner will be revitalized again.

If you’re looking for a high performance flooring option, polished concrete offers resilient wear and tear, durability and easy maintenance. Commercial, industrial and warehouse concrete flooring projects can be daunting tasks and each floor and every customer’s needs are different.

Hardscapes offers the option of brand new concrete flooring, as well as repair, resurfacing and restoration of any concrete floor surface. Whether it’s a large warehouse, an underground garage/parkade, or an industrial or commercial space, Hardscapes can take care of all your specific concrete flooring needs. We will ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. 

Call the experts at 403-547-5597 to learn more about our services or if you have questions you’d like answered.

We hope everyone’s doing okay. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay strong.

 

Solutions for every concrete restoration need

Modern concrete is designed to last 60 to 120 years, but lack of maintenance and environmental conditions can greatly reduce those numbers.

Many city practices like salting city streets in the winter can lead to pitted and stained concrete driveways. As snow plows push the snow from the streets onto sidewalks and driveways it also sends any vehicle waste like oils and engine fluids that have made their way to the street along with city particulates like salt and or grass control chemicals along with it.

Any or all of these waste products can have an effect on your sidewalks and driveways leaving them even more susceptible to the wear and tear of extreme weather and the fluctuations in temperature that cause cracking and flaking.

Hardscapes has solutions for every concrete restoration need and years of experience to make a repair that is beautiful and long-lasting. If your driveway is already stained and pitted from the harsh winter elements and you’re considering a driveway re-surfacing in the next spring, give us a call 403-547-5597 to arrange an appointment for a free no-obligation quote. We look forward to working with you.

Hardscapes has solutions for all applications

This cracked up basement floor was beautifully restored by Hardscapes Inc.

After grinding and patching, our client’s floor received an overlay of Elite Crete’s thin Finish. Once dry, it was stained for a gorgeous titanium mottling. Top coated with Elite Crete E100 PT1 epoxy and a satin polyurethane, this floor will stand up to the daily abuse of kids, toys, pets for years to come.

From straight line to circular patterns, we specialize in decorative engraving & staining and offer options to create a unique design to freshen up your flooring.

Hardscapes has solutions for high-end custom home builders, general contractors and residential homeowners, as well as, retail/commercial flooring, restaurants, and warehouse/industrial flooring.

Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote. We look forward to working with you to make your ideas a reality!

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A concrete overlay can make all the difference to tired old floors

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 tired old floors back to life and give your office, retail shop, plant or warehouse a fresh new look.

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

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

  • The conditions, wear and tear your floors be exposed to
  • Certain polished surfaces might not be appropriate for wet conditions
  • High traffic areas may require a darker colour to give the floor a longer life and keep maintenance to a minimum

How much maintenance is required?

This type of surface when coated with a sealer, is stain-resistant to dirt and grease. All that’s required is routine cleaning and maintenance.

What is the installation cost?

Costs average between $3 to $10 a square foot depending on installation specifics. Please note that more elaborate finishes can cost more.

Questions? Need more information?

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Quartz broadcast flooring is ideal for retail & commercial environments, plants & warehouses

Hardscapes completed a quartz broadcast flooring project for an oil field service company. We installed this floor through the shop lunchroom, hallways and bathrooms. With the quartz broadcast finish, you’ll get more of a monochromatic look.

Quartz broadcast flooring is an incredibly durable, seamless, non-skid floor resistant to stains from oils and chemicals, easy to clean and antibacterial which made it a fantastic solution for this heavy use industrial application. Check out our images below. 

Quartz broadcast flooring is ideal for retail and commercial environments, plants and warehouses, schools and healthcare facilities, as well as residential applications.

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

        

Specializing in concrete overlays, engraved and stained coatings, and industrial/commercial finishes

Hardscapes Inc. can restore and rejuvenate a wide range of surfaces with a wide range of products and systems. We have a solution for any type of concrete flooring application.

Some of the attractive finishes we specialize in are decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, garage floor coatings, and industrial/commercial floor coatings.

We supply and install products for many high-end custom home-builders and general contractors, as well as offer solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, warehouse and industrial flooring. All of these finishes are within the scope of our expertise.

To have a look at some of the projects we’ve done for our clients that showcase our work, browse through our Blog/Facebook or visit our Portfolio.

If you have any questions about our products and services, please contact us at 403-547-5597 and we will be happy to provide thorough answers to all your questions.

Create perfect concrete structure every time

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 discoloring is one of the most common.

If you are using the same materials, mix and batch, your concrete should have a consistent color. Changes in concrete color 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 color of the concrete.

Solving discoloration problems:

  1. Discuss your tolerances with the supplier
  2. Water must be completely evaporated before concrete can be finished
  3. Make sure the entire surface is uniformly cured
  4. 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, give us a call at 403-547-5597.