Concrete Driveways Burnaby
Burnaby's Best Driveway Contractor
We Know About Driveways, We probably pour more driveways in the city than anybody else and have been doing it for over 25 years. We stay current on industry trends in order to assist our clients in selecting the finest finish for their demands and budget.
Here’s a rundown of our most popular finishes, along with a quick explanation of what makes each one distinctive. The driveway method is also detailed in greater detail in our projects section for various driveway projects. Some our projects, from beginning to end, are listed here.
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 utilised 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.
Prepping the Driveway
All of the materials used in the construction of our driveways are of the highest quality because we want them to last for many years. We start by laying down a layer of gravel that is four inches deep. Due to the fact that we never use mesh and use rebar in our driveways, your driveway will remain structurally sound even if a crack appears. Our services are also based on the usage of only high-quality air-entrained concrete mixes. We advise that you seal your driveway with one of our driveway sealers in order to make it stronger and last longer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decorative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do We Offer Driveway Repairs ?
No is the typical response when it comes to driveway repairs. Driveway repairs are only undertaken for aesthetic reasons in a small percentage of situations. Please visit our webpage for additional information about concrete repairs.
Concrete Driveways Nearby
For almost two decades, we’ve been installing driveways. Projects are located in the Projects area of this website and contain various samples of our work from beginning to end. If you’d want your driveway replaced, please contact us.