When you walk outside on your patio, on a sidewalk, or even on your driveway, you’re walking on concrete flatwork. Basically, concrete flatwork is any flat surface where concrete is poured horizontally. Concrete is used most of the time due to how it can form a nice flat and even surface.
The concrete flatwork is made with a frame and a base. That sub base will strengthen the concrete so that there are no cracks forming under pressure or from age. It’s nice that it’s so strong since it’s less expensive than stone or brick, and there are so many new options for finishing—which means that you can customize it to your preferences.
We will discuss on a case by case basis our process- we’ll section off the area where we’ll pour the concrete and what type of concrete we’ll be using. Using some stains and dyes, we can make your concrete look like almost any material you’d like.
When you think of typical concrete, you think of bland grey coloring. Often we like concrete because of the price, but the coloring may not really match with the aesthetics of your home. That’s why you need acid stain concrete, which is basically concrete stained in any color. Metallic acid salts and hydrochloric acid stains penetrate the surface of the concrete to give it a hue that’s not natural.
Talk to Benson Concrete Construction LLC about the acid staining process if you want some deep marbling in your concrete or if you’d just like a new coloring. We know how to do it quickly and professionally to give you exactly the look you’ve been hoping for.
So, you already know that you’re able to polish your concrete or stain it to give it a specific style and look that you wouldn’t be able to get just by pouring ordinary concrete. There’s another way to add a little bit of style to your concrete too: by having us reveal the aggregate with exposed aggregate concrete.
When we place the concrete, it looks like normal grey concrete. Once it’s placed though, the decorate aggregate can be revealed. Depending on the size of your project, we’ll choose a method to expose the top of the stone while the rest remains.
You’ve seen aggregate concrete before. When you look, you’ll see little decorative rock-like structures in the concrete. Those are revealed by shaving off at most the top third of your concrete. The decorative aggregate will now be very durable, skid-resistance, and great for places like sidewalks, driveways, and patios.
It looks great for all areas and gives you a special flair without being excessively expensive.