Concrete can be so beautiful when done right!

But…preparing concrete is much harder than it looks. Hiring a professional in the field is always a smart idea.

Stopping freshly poured concrete from drying out too quickly is called curing. If left to dry on its own accord, concrete will not develop the full bond between all of its ingredients. It will be weaker, crack more, and not be as hard as it should be.

The form work itself, if left in place or underneath a suspended slab, stops the concrete drying out too quickly and can be a curing agent. Water is then sprayed onto the formation. A plastic sheet is laid on top of the slab to stop the evaporation process. This is one of the most efficient methods of curing concrete.

 Hardscapes offers a wide variety of concrete resurfacing and overlay systems. For more information contact us at 403-547-5597.

 

Patio time’s just around the corner!

It’s that time of year again — time to consider your yard and outdoor space and ways to make it especially enjoyable this summer.

If you’re considering a concrete patio project, now is the time to put your plan into action. Concrete is one of the most popular and attractive forms of decorative finishes. It creates a textured, natural surface adding dimension and depth.

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.

Get in touch at 403-547-5597. Our versatile solutions will meet the specific needs of any exterior concrete project. We will not only ensure it looks fantastic, but that it will last a lifetime.

Thinking of doing a DIY concrete patio pad this summer?

You may want to think twice! It’s actually much harder than it looks and if you mess it up you’re in for a full day of de-construction just to get back to square one.

For one thing, getting the concrete mix right is key. 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 professionals at Hardscapes are expert at working with concrete. Their designs and colours make any backyard concrete pad outstanding. Stamping and polishing features combined with our artistry can make it look like beautiful custom stonework.

The images below are from a project we recently completed 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.

Give us a shout today at 403-547-5597. Our team of professionals are ready to discuss your design ideas and get to work tackling your concrete patio project for you. It will be poured, cured, and ready to enjoy over the warm summer months ahead.

   

Quality industrial and commercial concrete flooring solutions

This video shows the work being done by the Hardscapes team as they prep the floor for patching and levelling. Follow along while we walk through changing this huge concrete floor in an industrial space. You’ll see that we offer a high level of customer service and attention to detail. We take pride in every project we undertake!

Get in touch today at 403-547-5597 for a no-obligation quote that will address your specific needs and budget.

We offer practical, durable, protective concrete solutions

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.

Logos & graphics can be reproduced on concrete floors

The Hardscapes team recently completed this epoxy/polyaspartic floor project for MCG Career College! Seamless, easy to clean, custom colour matched to company colours, and a logo for the win! 

Call Hardscapes at 403-547-5597 for your next custom flooring project.
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Have a vision for your summer outdoor space?!

It’s that time of year again – time to think about outdoor living! Concrete is a great choice for creating an outdoor summer space – the perfect material for a beautiful, cozy patio. Concrete patios can have many different looks and finishes — a multitude of design options to suit your unique 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.

Be proactive! Start planning to extend your living space with a cozy concrete patio.

If you’re considering a summer patio project and don’t have a clue where to begin, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. We look forward to discussing your design ideas.

Time to spring clean the garage after the messy winter season?

Well, spring’s officially arrived and we all know what that means … almost time to pull the lawn furniture out of storage in the garage and clean up all the stones, mud, salt, and even oil stains, that your vehicle has deposited on your garage floor over the winter.

All that mess isn’t the worst part though. You notice a nice sized crack has developed in the concrete from the huge temperature swings we experience here in Alberta in the winter months. What to do?!

Definitely don’t try to patch it up with concrete sealer available in the local hardware store. Save time and money and get Hardscapes Inc. to repair, restore and protect your floor. You’ll be the envy of your neighbours : )

To learn more or for your FREE estimate call 403-547-5597. Our team of professionals are ready to provide all the information you need and look forward to discussing your garage floor project ideas.

 

Decorative Concrete Overlay for Huge Garage Floor

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.

Hardscapes supplies and installs products for many high-end custom home builders and general contractors,
as well as homeowners renovating or updating. We also offer solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial
flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.

Contact us to get a quote on bringing your garage floor back to life. 403-547-5597

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