Durable Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Looking for a striking exposed aggregate surface with unmatched performance potential? We’ve got the tools, talent, and team to help.
Exposed aggregate concrete is a form of decorative concrete 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, the Concept Concrete team are specialists 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 concrete 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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What are the advantages?
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 concrete finish that looks as stunning today as it will five, ten, or thirty years from now.
A seamless mixture of durability, style, and flexibility, the Concept Concrete team offers custom aggregate solutions by laying your preferred stones or styles on concrete before the surface 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 concrete is 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 concrete surface today.
How is exposed aggregate concrete created?
Our concrete unveils the natural textures of various stones like pebbles, shells and crushed stone. When we lay a new surface, whether it’s exposed 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 concrete that will last for many years, choose Concept Concrete. 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 concrete goals.
At Concept Concrete, we’re one of the few concreters who offer up to a 78-month warranty on a concrete structure. For all your concrete needs in Melbourne call us on 1300 366 343 or book online 24/7.
How much does it cost?
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 concrete 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 concrete or special class concrete mixes
- Different aggregate stones (e.g. pebbles and shells)
- An array of coloured concrete finishes
- Special finishes (e.g. polished or honed concrete)
To learn more about the cost of this striking home upgrade, check out our Ultimate Price Guide for Exposed Aggregate Concrete [Melbourne Edition]
Exposed aggregate concrete pros and 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
Benefits of exposed aggregate
Extremely durable and visually appealing
Professional finish and can last for many years
10x more slip-resistant than other types of concrete
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 concrete near you, please call us on 1300 366 343.
Frequently Asked Questions About Exposed Aggregate Concrete in Melbourne
How often should you seal exposed aggregate?
Every 12 to 36 months. This timeline will depend on the weather and volume of traffic (both foot and vehicle) with transparent concrete sealers offering protection against the elements. Film-forming acrylic resins are the most common concrete sealant to protect against impact damage and stains, while accentuating your concrete’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. When you trust the Concept Concrete team to transform your concrete surfaces, we offer an industry-leading 78-moth warranty on all structures.
How long does this type of concrete 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 concrete?
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:
Outdoor Entertainment Areas
How long does it take exposed aggregate concrete to dry?
As a special type of concrete, exposed aggregate 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 concrete surface to fully cure. And as this concrete may be susceptible to damage for the following four weeks, it’s recommended you avoid placing excess weight on your new concrete surface, for example the family car, for at least 10 days.
Why choose Concept Concrete 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 with the Concept Concrete team. 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