Exposed Aggregate Concrete


Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Aggregate concrete is a type of concrete that features a decorative exterior surface made from exposed aggregates. These aggregates are materials such as sand, gravel, pebbles, stones, and sometimes even crushed glass. When the surface layer of the wet concrete is removed, these colorful and textured materials are exposed, creating a visually striking finish.

This method of concrete finishing not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of a surface but also retains all the structural benefits of concrete, making it a popular choice for various applications. The exposed aggregates provide a durable, skid-resistant surface. Exposed aggregate concrete is suitable for: 

Besides its practical advantages, aggregate concrete offers a multitude of design possibilities. The type, color, and size of aggregates selected can drastically alter the appearance of the finished surface, allowing for customization that can match or complement the surrounding landscape or architectural style.

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Why Choose Exposed Aggregate?

Exposed aggregate concrete is renowned for its unique beauty and resilience. By removing the top layer of cement paste, the aggregate beneath (stones, sand, quartz, and pebbles) is revealed, creating a stunning, natural texture that is slip-resistant and durable against the elements. This method offers a variety of design possibilities, making each project distinct through a wide selection of aggregate colors, sizes, and finishes.

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Our Exposed Aggregate Services

  • Consultation and Design: Our process begins with a detailed consultation to understand your specific needs and design preferences. We offer advice on the best aggregate choices and design options to suit your project’s aesthetics and functionality.
  • Preparation and Installation: Proper preparation is crucial for lasting quality. Our team ensures thorough site preparation, including excavation, base compaction, and precise formwork. We then pour high-quality concrete, expertly manage the exposure level of the aggregate, and finish with sealing for added durability and stain resistance.
  • Customization Options: From choosing specific aggregate blends to deciding on the level of exposure and finishing techniques, we provide a wide range of customization options. Whether you’re looking for a subtle, natural look or a bold, textured surface, we can tailor your project to meet your vision.
  • Repair and Maintenance: In addition to new installations, we offer repair and maintenance services to keep your exposed aggregate surfaces looking their best. Our sealing treatments not only protect the surface but also enhance the natural beauty of the aggregate.

Hear from Our Satisfied Clients

I recently hired SVD Restorations to create a concrete pathway through to my doorway and I couldn't be happier with the results. The team was extremely professional and knowledgeable, and they communicated with me throughout the entire. They were able to complete the entire project within the estimated timeframe, and the quality of their work is outstanding. I highly recommend.

Sarah Donnelly

Resident of Toronto

I had a great experience with SVD Restorations. They restored all my restaurant chairs and tables and they look amazing. The team was highly skilled and professional and they worked efficiently to complete the project within the estimated time frame. Their pricing was very competitive and they truly exceeded my expectations.

Michael Ngyugen

Restaurant Owner

I recently had my chimney repaired by SVD Restorations and I have to say, I am impressed. Their team was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and were able to complete the project within the expected time frame. The quality of their work is exceptional and my chimney works and looks like new again.

Mia Rodriguez

Resident of Toronto

Exposed Aggregate Concrete in Ontario

  • How to Expose Aggregate

The process of exposing the aggregate in concrete involves selectively removing the top layer of the concrete matrix to unveil the decorative aggregate within. This can be achieved through various methods, including water washing, abrasive blasting, or the application of surface retarders immediately after the concrete placement.

  • Ideas for Aggregate Concrete

With the vast options of aggregates available, ranging from colorful river rock, pebbles to crushed glass, the design possibilities with exposed aggregate concrete are nearly endless. Contractors can craft bespoke surfaces that complement any architectural style or landscape design, adding distinction and character to outdoor spaces.

  • Concrete Aggregates that Glow

Innovations in aggregate materials have introduced options like glow-in-the-dark aggregates, adding not only visual appeal during the daytime but also functionality and safety when illuminated at night. These special aggregates absorb daylight and emit a soft, ambient light after dusk, providing a unique feature for any exposed aggregate concrete installation.

  • The Role of Aggregate in Concrete

The choice of aggregate plays a pivotal role not only in the aesthetic appeal but also in the structural integrity and durability of the finished concrete. The aggregate’s shape, size, color, and type can significantly influence the concrete’s texture, strength, and overall performance.

  • Maintaining Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Maintenance of exposed aggregate concrete is straightforward, involving regular cleaning and periodic sealing to preserve its beauty and longevity. Sealers protect the surface from staining, enhance the color of the aggregate, and can provide a wet look that intensifies the appearance of the aggregate.

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