We have poured numerous combinations of driveway styles and textures over the course of our 25+ years of pouring concrete driveways. We stay current on industry trends and advise our clients on the best finishes for their criteria and budget.
Listed below are the majority of our most popular finishes, along with brief descriptions of each. Additionally, we have a projects section that discusses the driveway process in greater detail from various driveway projects. These are all projects that we have undertaken from start to finish.
The most common concrete driveway in Calgary is the broom finish driveway. This finish is attained by pulling a horsehair broom over the concrete surface before the final set is achieved. The broom finish concrete driveway is very slip resistant for our winter months. Integral colour can be added if desired
Broom Finish with exposed borders are a great combination. The main body of the driveway has great grip from the broom finish and the exposed aggregate add a nice decorative element to the project.
The wave broom finished driveway is very close to a typical broom finish; the difference is the broom is pulled up and down along each pass creating a wave design. This concrete driveway has all the same benefits as the typical broom finish driveway.
The float finish concrete driveway has a rough texture making it a safe yet decorative concrete finish. The float finish is a random finish perfect for people who want a casual and less linear look than that of a broom finish driveway. Float finish driveways cost the same as a broom finish driveway and are often saw cut instead of hand cut for additional decorative elements, borders can be saw cut in also.
The float finish concrete driveway with borders is a slight upgrade in cost from a typical float finish driveway. The Borders can be any of the above or below finishes and can have colour if wanted. Borders can be monolithic or poured separate depending on the size and design
The Light Sandblast Concrete Driveway is achieved by sandblasting the surface or washing lightly. When sandblasting is not a good option we can also wash the driveway to accomplish a light sandblast look. We have depth controlled concrete surface retarders for light washes. The retardation depth of this driveway is light, exposing only the sand in the concrete matrix, no aggregate is visible in this concrete finish.
The Acid Stain Concrete Driveway gives a truly unique look. Acid stain is applied to the concrete driveway after it has cured for 30 days on average. Driveways to receive acid stains should be free from spills and other stains, oil stains, for instance, can harm the quality of future acid staining. Acid stains react with the concrete to create one of a kind masterpieces each time. Acid stain concrete driveways are warm earthy colours, and usually have high gloss sealer applied
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveways are the most popular decorative concrete driveway in Calgary. The exposed rock is durable for our harsh winters and when sealed create a beautiful decorative surface. Care should be taken even though already exposed to keep it free from ice and salt in the winter. Color can be added to Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveways to match house colors or other accent colors.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveway with Borders are very popular in Many custom homes. Borders can be any of the finishes above or below as well as natural stone or brick mortared borders; we pour a sunken rough slab border for those mortared options. Exposed aggregate with border combinations are substantial and often spray paint is an excellent option before forming to visualize the end-result options.
Stamped Concrete Concrete Driveways have many design and color options. Stamped concrete replicates stone, slate and wood. There are a wide array of colors to achieve high quality and realistic results. Almost limitless with possibilities, we build each stamped concrete driveway to suit. Stamped Concrete is sealed when completed protecting it from the elements while enhancing the appearance. Care should be taken to keep these driveways free from Salt and ice in the winter, they are the most expensive types of driveways and should be protected
Stamped Concrete Driveway with borders and the most expensive of the many types of concrete driveways. There are many combinations and possibilities when mixing these two items. Colours can be integral or topical colour hardeners. We offer as many as eight different colours which can create very realistic natural rock and stone looking results. Borders are poured either before or after the main body depending on the finish
Calgary concrete driveways are all the above options and more. As much emphasis is put on the design of the driveway as there is on the finishes. The idea is trying to create a perfect marriage between the two. The colours are endless, the patterns and finishes are only limited by your creativity. Each decorative concrete driveway we do is build to suit.
Concrete Driveways take the most abuse of all concrete work. Salt and other ice melt products will harm your driveway, and it is essential to keep it free from them. Automobiles do drip and let’s try not to let your automobile drip these corrosive liquids when the streets have been treated, before or during snow storms. Ice should not be allowed to form by keeping your concrete driveway shovelled before vehicles can pack it down and cause ice
We have over 20 years of experience installing concrete driveways in Calgary. Call us today for high quality work at very competitive prices. We offer free estimates within the city of Calgary.