Concrete driveway path or patio

March 15th, 2013

Concrete driveway path or patio or just a general base for a garage, shed, conservatory or dog kennel. How good is yours?concrete drive resurfaced with resin bonded aggregate

Concrete can be used for driveways, paths and patios and it uses are not only restricted to  durability  and longevity but on a decorative level as well.  It  can also be used as a base conservatories and sheds.  Timber frames are created to help lay concrete.  The timber frame holds the  wet concrete.

Calculating the required  volume of  a ready-mix supply  can be a little confusing but simply multiply  length x width x depth of the space you need to fill.  This will give you  the cubic size or volume  of the  required.

There are few  products out there that match concrete when it comes to sustainability.  When installed properly it should last decades ( which is why we work with concrete  and use it as a base for our Resin Bonded Aggregate works).

It can be recycled at the end of its life – it can be crushed and reused as an aggregate in new concrete.

Technology has advanced to the development of reinforced concrete not only with steel reinforcement but it can  now be  fibre reinforced.

Whilst concrete is not  generally an attractive surface,  advancements have introduced imprinted concrete which can give a decorative finish.  However we at Drive-Cote have been required to resurface some imprinted concrete  finishes in order to introduce an anti slip quality to a level  not found with any other driveway path or patio options.

It is quite important it is laid correctly i.e.  the sub base, reinforcement and expansion strips for example.

Concrete can be finished in a variety of ways but as with imprinted concrete if it is smooth it can be slippy in bad weather.  There are  options though such as textured rollers and they can imprint a simple patten on the concrete.

Curing  is quite important particularly  the first 2 or 3 days  which can have  quite an impact.    Drying out of the concrete  (too fast can have quite a detrimental effect) as can the temperature.

Did you now it can take 28 days for concrete to achieve its required strength?

The Concrete Society  is very useful resource

We can resurface concrete with our Resin Bonded Aggregate and extend even further the life of your driveway, path or patio.

We can help you with your requirements if it’s not broke don’t fix it! resurface it.

Ring us to find our  projects in your area-  Cromford, Clay Cross, Sheffield, Burton upon Trent, Castle Donington, Arnold, Bladerton, Clifton, Radcliffe on Trent, Worksop,Long Eaton, Dore, Nottingham, Hucknall, Alfreton or Ripley.


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