Edmonton Specialty Concrete Company

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Concrete finishes are an excellent way to add vibrancy and visual appeal to your concrete project.

Relatively cheap to do, a stunning concrete finish can increase the resale value of your home or property as well as increase the curb appeal and first impressions of your customers. There are few ways that create a better “wow” factor than concrete with a brilliant finish.
 

 

With hundreds of years of combined experience in providing and executing concrete finishes, GCS can provide you with expert advice and service in helping you complete your project.

 

Exposed Aggregate

An exposed aggregate finish is one the most common specialty finishes and is a favorite of homeowners.

An exposed aggregate finish provides additional traction and surface texture. The flexibility of this finish allows for decorative aggregate of your choice to be used. This provides many options of color, shape, and type of aggregate that is exposed.

The exposed aggregate finish is done by removing the “skin” or top membrane layer leaving the top portion of the aggregate exposed. This can be done through various methods and GCS has experience in meeting any project needs.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete finishes are designed to make the surface of your concrete appear like paving stones, flagstones, tile, brick, textured rock, or wood.

This is accomplished by pressing patterned stamps onto the top of the concrete prior to curing.

This type of finish can provide an intelligent and innovative approach to the look of your concrete. As well, there is plenty of room for creativity. Combine different patterns together, colors, and borders, and the amount of possibilities are endless. This type of finish is very popular for patios, driveways, and sidewalks.

Colored Concrete

Concrete does not have to always be the standard boring grey color!

Find creativity in installing a colorful concrete masterpiece. Concrete coloring is one of the cheapest ways to enhance the look of your concrete project. Unlike painting or staining concrete after it has been cured, concrete coloring adds pigments directly into the concrete mix in the truck.

Therefore, the entire product is the color or colors of your choice. This eliminates the need for repainting or staining every time there is a chip or surface scratch in your concrete.

Overlays

Need a simple and cost-effective method for upgrading your concrete pad? Consider applying a decorative concrete overlay.

A concrete overlay is comparable to putting on a fresh coat of paint. It is a blend of sand, polymers, additives, and cement that is applied in a thin layer on top of your existing concrete with an adhesive to bind the two layers together.

Use an overlay in combination with concrete stamps and coloring to create a desired look of your choice. Combinations of stamps and coloring can mimic the shape and look of wood or vinyl planks, paving stones, or textured rock. As well, a stencil can be used to create unique visual designs with stains and dyes.

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