Concrete Driveways Burnaby

Driveway Specialist Contractor Burnaby

Concrete Driveways

In the realm of concrete craftsmanship, where durability meets aesthetic appeal, our expertise shines brightly. As specialists in the art of driveways, we take pride in transforming mundane surfaces into focal points of architectural excellence. Whether you envision a sleek, modern design or a timeless, classic approach, our skilled team is dedicated to turning your driveway dreams into a reality. With a foundation built on precision and a commitment to using the finest materials, we stand ready to elevate your property with a driveway that not only withstands the test of time but also makes a lasting impression. Welcome to a world where every detail matters, and your driveway becomes a statement of quality and sophistication.

Old Driveway Removal

We receive a large number of calls regarding the removal of an old driveway. We have everything we need to demolish and remove concrete driveways, transport them to a recycling centre, and recycle the material so that it may be utilized as a base for new concrete construction. Contact us now for a free estimate. Allowing us to handle everything instead of hiring a separate concrete demolition contractor will save both money and time.

The Driveway Design

Our process begins with a thorough understanding of the desired driveway aesthetics. Through the strategic use of hoses, wood, and spray paint, we visually demonstrate to the owner how the new design will take shape. This hands-on approach ensures clear communication and alignment of expectations, allowing for adjustments and refinements before the actual construction begins. This is an important step, especially if there are going to be changes to the driveway. Once the owner likes the design and approves it, we move on to the next step, which is forming the driveway.

Forming The Driveway

Proper driveway forming is crucial in attaining the intended slope and drainage. This ensures proper water runoff away from the driveway, preventing potential concerns like pooling and cracking. Additionally, a carefully formed concrete driveway sets the foundation for other finishing techniques, such as stamping or coloring, adding further customization and visual appeal. In essence, the importance of meticulous forming cannot be overstated, as it lays the groundwork for a durable, functional, and visually pleasing concrete driveway

Types Of Driveways We Build

Stamped Concrete Driveways

Stamped Concrete Driveways offer a variety of design and colour options. Stamped concrete is a material that resembles stone, slate, and wood. Numerous colours are available to create high-quality, lifelike effects. Each stamped concrete driveway is customised to your specifications. When stamped concrete is finished, it is sealed to protect it from the elements and to enhance its beauty. In the winter, caution should be exercised to keep these driveways free of salt and ice; they are the most expensive type of driveway and should be protected.

Broom Finish Driveways

The most prevalent form of driveway that we pour is a broom finish driveway. This finish is achieved with a horsehair brush prior to the final set. The broom finish concrete driveway is especially slip resistant during our cold months. An integrated colour can be used if necessary. Saw cutting for a broom finish driveway is gaining popularity in substitution of hand cuts.

Broom Finish Concrete Is Popular

The rough surface of the broom finish enhances traction, reducing the chance of slipping, especially in wet conditions. This renders it an outstanding selection for driveways and walkways where safety is paramount. Concurrently, the broom pattern introduces a nuanced texture, preventing the concrete from appearing excessively plain and contributing to a visually captivating and varied surface. Furthermore, the straightforward maintenance and durability associated with broom finished concrete establish it as a cost-effective and enduring solution, appealing to homeowners who seek both functionality and a hint of textured charm in their outdoor spaces.

Float Finish Driveways

The float finish concrete driveway’s rough texture makes it a safe yet decorative concrete finish. The float finish is a random appearance that is preferable to a broom finish for those seeking a more casual and less linear appearance. Priced similarly to broom finish driveways, float finish driveways are frequently saw cut rather than hand cut to incorporate additional decorative elements; borders can also be saw cut in.

Float Finish with A Border

The float finish concrete driveway with borders costs slightly more than a standard float finish driveway. Borders can be coloured and come in any of the finishes listed above or below. Borders can be monolithic or poured separately, depending on the size and design.

Acid Stain Driveways

The Acid Stain Concrete Driveway has a truly distinctive appearance to it. Acid stain is sprayed on the concrete driveway after it has been set for about 30 days. Oil stains, for example, can degrade the quality of subsequent acid staining. Acid stains react with the concrete to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece each time. Acid-stained concrete driveways are typically sealed with a high gloss sealant and have a warm earthy colour.

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

In urban areas, exposed aggregate driveways are a popular choice for decorative concrete driveways. It is possible to create an attractive surface while also protecting it from the wet and cold winter weather by sealing the exposed aggregate driveway. Even if the slab has previously been exposed, winter protection is still required. Colors for driveways made of exposed aggregate concrete can be chosen to complement or contrast with the overall colour scheme of the house.

Exposed Aggregate with Borders

Concrete driveways with exposed aggregate have been popular in a variety of homes for many years. Borders for exposed can be any of the finishes above or below, as well as natural stone or brick mortared borders; for those mortared options, we make a sunken rough slab border. One of the more expensive options is a driveway with exposed aggregate and a border. For Layout, Spray paint is popular because it allows for a clear visual representation of border design options before they are formed.

Light Sandblast Driveways

The Concrete Driveway with a Light Sandblast is created by lightly sandblasting or washing the surface. When sandblasting is not an option, we can power wash the driveway to simulate a mild sandblast. We offer depth-controlled concrete surface retarders for mild washes. This driveway’s retardation depth is shallow, exposing only the sand in the concrete matrix; no aggregate is visible in this concrete finish.

Wave Broom Finish Concrete

The wave broom driveway finish is similar to a regular broom finish, but the broom is dragged up and down on each pass, creating a wave pattern on the driveway. There are numerous benefits to having a traditional broom finish concrete driveway, and this driveway is no exception. The wave finish was once a popular design, but it is now considered a classic style. this driveway is no exception. A popular design in the past, the wave finish is now considered to be a classic style.

Creative Driveway Combinations

All of the above are possible with decorative concrete driveways in virtually any combination and design. The design of the driveway is just as critical as the finish. The objective is to achieve a seamless transition between the two concrete finish styles. Patterns and finishes, as well as colour combinations, are only limited by your imagination. Each  concrete driveway that we construct is unique to the client’s tastes.

Stamped Concrete and Borders

A stamped concrete driveway with borders is the most expensive of the many types of concrete driveways. There are numerous possibilities and combinations when these two items are combined. Color hardeners, either integral or topical, can be used. You can choose from up to eight different colours, allowing you to create extremely realistic natural rock and stone effects. Borders are poured before or after the main body, depending on the finish.

Smooth Finish Driveways

Crafted with careful finishing techniques, the smooth surface boasts a flat and consistent texture, enhancing the overall appearance of both residential and commercial properties. However, it’s crucial to note that the sleek finish may become slippery when wet, prompting property owners and developers to balance the driveway’s visual appeal with the need for slip-resistant features, especially in regions with frequent rainfall or adverse weather conditions. Despite this consideration, many appreciate the grace and simplicity that smooth finish driveways bring to architectural designs

Modern Driveway Styles

A modern concrete driveway has a smooth surface with evenly spaced saw cuts. A modern west coast style driveway may also include gaps between the slabs to allow for grass growth, as well as stones or even synthetic grass. The driveway finish can be acid washed, lightly sandblasted, or lightly washed; it can also be lightly textured. For additional information on modern style driveways, please visit our driveways section.

Concrete Sealing

Driveways typically receive the most abuse of all poured concrete in residential concrete.  To minimize damage, keep your driveway free of salt and other ice melt materials. Please avoid spilling solvents or oil on your new driveway, as most stains will be difficult to remove. Sealing your driveway on a regular basis will help protect it and keep it looking nice for many years. Our maintenance services are available to all of our customers, ensuring the long-term viability of their new driveway investment.

Other Services We Provide

Patios - Steps - Walkways - Pool Decks - Walls - and More.....

Driveway Repairs ?

Sometimes !! Whether addressing major cracks, surface flaws, or more substantial structural issues, our proficient team is ready to evaluate and offer effective solutions to revive the integrity and functionality of your driveway. Our dedication to quality craftsmanship extends to repair endeavors, guaranteeing that your driveway not only appears well-maintained but also endures over time. If you encounter any problems with your concrete driveway, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll collaborate with you to determine the most suitable approach for a resilient and enduring repair

OUR REVIEWS

Ian Garcia
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From the initial consultation to the final brushstroke, their team exhibited unparalleled professionalism and craftsmanship. The attention to detail was astonishing, turning my driveway into a true masterpiece. The crew was not only skilled but also friendly and considerate, making the entire process a breeze. My neighbors are green with envy, and I find myself gazing at my new driveway more than I'd like to admit. If you're in the market for top-notch concrete work, look no further 5/5 stars!
Rob  Wilson
Rob Wilson
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Just had my driveway redone, and I'm thrilled with the results! The team was super professional and worked quickly to give me a driveway that looks straight out of a home design magazine. Five stars all the way!
Aaron Miller
Aaron Miller
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BEST concrete contractor. Once they got onsite they had the driveway completed in under a week even with a rain delay. The crew was punctual, efficient, and paid great attention to detail. Now, my driveway not only adds value to my property but also stands out as a work of art. I highly recommend their stamped concrete services for anyone looking to elevate the curb appeal of their home.
J Murphy
J Murphy
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I recently had a broom finish concrete driveway done, and I am thrilled with the results! The guys were professional, and they worked hard. I will get them back next year to complete my new patio I am planning now.
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