Melbourne Driveways licensed builders have extensive experience in building all sorts of outdoor landscape constructions. If there is one thing we would say we are experts in, it would be exposed aggregate concrete driveways.
Pebblecrete driveways are the most popular choice of driveway material today and have been since the surface became popular in the 1960s.
Solid vs. Aggregate Driveway
In the past, concrete has always been finished with a trowel to create a smooth or stippled surface. Concreters hid the aggregate (pebbles and small stones) found in concrete beneath the surface.
While a grey smooth concrete finish is still prominent, people have discovered that exposing the aggregate makes a more interesting texture.
Exposing the aggregate in concrete also makes the surface grip ideal for pool surrounds, outdoor areas and driveways.
Pebble Crete loses none of the concretes strength but does allow for a more natural-looking stone textured finish. Exposed aggregate can be colour matched to the design of your house, complementing the garden and exterior design.
Why Choose An Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveway?
Exposed aggregate is the perfect concrete solution for driveways and pools; let’s explore some of the reasons why:
- It is exceptionally durable. The weather has little effect on exposed aggregate. The surface can handle rain, hail, wind or heat year on year and still look great.
- It looks great! You get low maintenance, highly durable surface that looks incredibly stylish.
- There is a wide range of texture options to get the perfect finish to suit your property.
- It is a very low maintenance surface that hides stains and marks far better than other types of surfaces.
How much is a concrete driveway per square foot?
Exposed aggregate driveways will cost more per square meter than standard concrete. Creating the surface is more labour intensive which results in the hire cost.
Exposed aggregate will typically cost between $100 and $150 per square meter. To find out more about the costs of various concrete finishes,
read this article for a detailed breakdown of all the costs.
Is exposed aggregate cheaper than stamped concrete?
Exposed aggregate and stamped concrete come with very similar price tags. Stamped concrete will typically cost $150 per square meter.
Exposed aggregate will cost between $100 and $150 per square meter.
Melbourne Driveways is a Holcim (Geostone) prefered supplier. Geostone has one of the most extensive ranges of exposed aggregate textures available.
Our texture page shows some of the concrete textures available. If you can’t find the exact finish you are looking for from the premade range, we can always build you the perfect custom texture.
Melbourne Driveways is always available to discuss your design ideas and run you through our range. Contact us online or via a phone call to arrange an obligation free quote.