Choose Exposed Aggregate for Your Paving Needs

Posted on: 21 June 2016


If you are thinking of repaving the exterior of your residence, you will find that there are a myriad of materials that you can choose from. However, if you would like something that is both unique as well as long lasting, you should consider opting for exposed concrete aggregate. This type of paving can be achieved in two main ways. The first is through the stripping of your original concrete surfaces so as to create a rough texture by exposing the aggregate originally mixed in the concrete. The second method of achieving this look is by opting for seeded aggregate. This refers to concrete that has decorative aspects incorporated into it, such as crushed glass, rocks, pebbles, quartzite and more. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose exposed aggregate for your paving needs.

Exposed aggregate is suitable for any application

When looking to repave your residence, it would be more economical to stick to one material and use it all around your home rather than purchase different types of materials. This is because different materials will require different techniques to be mixed as well as installed onto your property, which in turn leads to an increase in labour costs. On the other hand, paving materials such as asphalt may look great on driveways but are not functional to be used around swimming pools, on patios and so on. Exposed aggregate can be used for any application whether you are looking to pave your parking or create a walkway in your garden, making it a convenient option for any homeowner.

Exposed aggregate is slip resistant

Skids and falls outside can be quiet common during the wet weather. These slips are also at a high risk of occurring in areas such as around your swimming pool, which is constantly exposed to moisture. If you would like to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, it is best to opt for expose aggregate. The tactile surface of this type of paving provides sufficient friction when walking atop to prevent sliding. Additionally, you have the flexibility of choosing how rough or smooth that you would like the surface of your exposed aggregate to be. This ensures that the slip resistance is adequate for the application the exposed aggregate is being used for.

Exposed aggregate is attractive

If you would like to enhance the curb appeal of your residence, exposed aggregate would be right up your alley. This paving gives you the creative freedom to choose from an array of textures and colour so as to effectively complement your residence. Additionally, the enhanced curb appeal also works toward increasing the overall resale value of the residence.

To learn more about exposed aggregate as a paving option, contact local paving contractors.