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Day: November 10, 2016

Path In A Pickup

Path In A Pickup

A decorative concreting Perth can achieve magic in your backyard and you may have even seen some of their work in various towns and cities, around the parks and landscaped areas. The council doesn’t do this work, well not unless they have someone on staff who knows what they are doing, this work is often tendered out and the contractors come up with a decorative design and are awarded the job.

Sometimes it is a choice of design other times it is tender price that determines who gets the job, the work is sometimes not even started and completed in the one place. A design is agreed upon and then the concrete is made up in pieces to be put together at the park later, this is done if the design in question has a lot of aggregate as part of the design feature and the stone or pebbles have to be specially laid out and left to set in the concrete before placing them on site.

They are then placed where they are mean to go a concreted into place almost like gluing pieces of a jigsaw together, this method along with abrasion techniques with stencils have made some truly sensational features in the Australian urban landscape. They are artists in what they can achieve with what people usually think of as a pretty dull medium, concrete even sounds like a dull substance not something you can do beautiful artistic work with, but with a lilt imagination a lot of know-how and some dedicated contractors you can achieve just about anything. Who needs oil paints and a blank canvas when you can make your driveway the next great wonder of the world? Check this page for further information regarding exposed aggregate.

They will be oohing and ahhing over your great artwork and you will be loath to drive on it, instead start charging an entry fee and start making your driveway pay for itself, then you can expand the art all the way around your house and set up a café out the back where the tax man can’t see and really get to work. Possibly not but you will have the odd passerby stopping to stare in wonder at what can be gained from decorative concreting, the company you hired may even ask you to put a little sign up telling the public who it was that achieved such a masterpiece, get a discount if you can for the free advertising you will be giving them. 

There are many methods to get a decorative surface on your concreted areas and some of them only work if the slab is newly laid and still workable, deep abrasive blasting should be done within twenty four hours of pouring the concrete and it’s a great choice, other methods of abrasion can be done later but be aware the longer it is the more likely that you will have some issues with a clean even job. Deciding to do some decorating may rely heavily on the state of your concrete.