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Durable Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Exposed Aggregate

Looking for a striking surface with unmatched performance potential? We’ve got the tools, talent, and team to help.

Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative cement created by removing the uppermost layer of cement and exposing the underlying aggregate. This process makes the decorative aggregate highly durable, as well as skid and slip-resistant. With a raw and natural aesthetic, it’s never been easier to add personality and character to your home.

Ideal for pathways, driveways, pool decks & patios, we specialise in giving your home a ‘WOW’ factor that will make the neighbours jealous while you enjoy a hard-wearing surface that can handle everything your family throws at it.

Long gone are the days when home pavement was grey, boring, and lifeless. If you’re ready to elevate your living space, reach out and speak to a member of our residential concreting team on 1300 366 343 today.

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  5. Is Exposed Aggregate Worth It? Ultimate Pros and Cons Compared
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  7. How to Maintain Exposed Aggregate: Super Simple Maintenance Tips

What are the advantages?

Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Patios, driveways, pathways, pool decks – these high-foot traffic areas of your home need a blend of durability and performance. Don’t waste money on sub-par surfaces that crack, chip, and stain when you can choose a timeless finish that looks as stunning today as it will five, ten, or thirty years from now.

A seamless mixture of durability, style, and flexibility, we offer custom aggregate solutions by laying your preferred stones or styles on the surface before it hardens. The result is a surface that’s harmonious with your home’s decor, and able to stand up to everything you throw at it.

Our solutions are one of our most popular finishes for its premium and contemporary appearance. Using a variety of quality materials and components, we have a vast range of colours and textured aggregate to suit your property’s designs and landscapes.

Discover more about our innovative batch mixing technology and unlock a true one-of-a-kind surface today.

How is this type of pavement created?

Our materials unveil the natural textures of various stones like pebbles, shells and crushed stone. When we lay a new surface, whether it’s aggregate, plain or coloured concrete, our customers know it’s going to look great for many years regardless of the weather, impact, or foot traffic.

If you want to achieve a dramatic and professionally done surface that will last for many years, we can help you. We’re Melbourne’s top concreters that you can trust and depend on. We’re trained, experienced and highly professional with obligation-free site assessments available to learn more about your home’s needs, your budget, and your goals.

We’re one of the few concreters who offer up to a 78-month warranty. For all your needs in Melbourne call us on 1300 366 343 or book online 24/7.

How much does it cost?

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Melbourne

The cost is between $100 to $150 per m2 in Melbourne. However, there is a range of variables that influence your final price including the size of your driveway or floor, the complexity of the job, your chosen aggregate, and the skill of your installation team.

One of the advantages is the unlimited design options at your fingertips. The more detail you add, the more your price increases. For example, you can choose from:

  • Standard or special class concrete mixes
  • Different aggregate stones (e.g. pebbles and shells)
  • An array of coloured finishes
  • Special finishes (e.g. polished or honed pavement)

To learn more about the cost of this striking home upgrade, check out our Ultimate Price Guide for Exposed Aggregate [Melbourne Edition]

Melbourne exposed aggregate concrete pros and cons

Pros Cons
✔ Choose from a wide variety of decorative aggregates ✘ Decorative stones may be more prone to damage
✔ Stunning visual statement at a cost-effective price ✘ May be tough to blend repairs with the previous aggregate finish
✔ Low-maintenance and can be cleaned easily with water ✘ Requires sealing once every two years to maintain strength
✔ Durable, hard-wearing, and ideal for foot and vehicle traffic ✘ Dirt and debris may get stuck between aggregate surface

What are the benefits of this material?

  • Extremely durable and visually appealing

  • Professional finish and can last for many years

  • 10x more slip-resistant than other types

  • Customisable in different textures and colours

  • Next to no maintenance or upkeep

  • Can withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic

  • Can resist Victoria’s harsh climate

  • A Cost-efficient way to transform your home

If you are looking for professionally done pavement near you, please call us on 1300 366 343.

Frequently Asked Questions About Melbourne Exposed Aggregate Concrete

How often should you conduct the sealing?

Every 12 to 36 months. This timeline will depend on the weather and volume of traffic (both foot and vehicle) with transparent sealers offering protection against the elements. Film-forming acrylic resins are the most common sealant to protect against impact damage and stains, while accentuating your pavement’s depth and finish.

Do you offer warranties?

Yes. As proud members of the Master Builders Association we let the quality of our work speak for itself. We offer an industry-leading 78-moth warranty on all structures.

How long does this it last?

The average lifespan of a driveway or floor can reach 30 years with care and preventative maintenance. As with any surface, your exact lifespan will depend on your maintenance routine. For example, high-powered pressure washers may dislodge aggregate stones, or vehicles may chip your surface and encourage cracks. However, with ongoing sealing and cleaning, you can enjoy your new surface for 10, 20 and even 30 years.

What areas are suitable for this type of pavement?

This is popular across residential and commercial settings throughout Melbourne. The combination of striking looks and advanced performance makes it suitable for a range of settings, including:

  • Patios

  • Pathways

  • Driveways
  • Parking Areas

  • Pool Surrounds

  • Outdoor Entertainment Areas

How long does it take this type of pavement to dry?

It can dry in a few short hours – meaning minimal disruption to your routine. However, you’ll need to wait approximately 24 hours for your new surface to fully cure. And as this material may be susceptible to damage for the following four weeks, it’s recommended you avoid placing excess weight on your new surface, for example the family car, for at least 10 days.

Why choose us for your next home improvement project?

With a range of Melbourne concreters and driveway specialists, we recommend comparing us with the rest. We’re confident you’ll find leading value and unmatched customer service. Explore the top reasons our customers love working with our skilled team:

  • Up to 78-month warranty on all structures

  • Modern and custom-designed concreting

  • Registered Building Practitioner

  • Highly trained and experienced professionals

  • Insured & licensed concreters

  • Family owned and run business

  • Affordable and competitive rates

  • Hassle-free and fast turnaround projects

What are the available ranges?

Basic Range
Standard Range
Premium & Custom Range

Contact us today to discuss what other ranges our suppliers have available or the design mix you have in mind for your project.

Why Choose Us

Up to 78 month warranty on structure
We have an excellent reputation for high quality, reliable and professional service
Family owned and run business
High Quality and professionally done projects
Modern and custom designed concreting
Hassle-free and fast turn around projects
Get onsite quotes – guaranteed
Registered Building Practitioner
Highly trained and experienced concrete driveway installation company

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