Don’t settle for a plain ordinary driveway!
Expose the natural beauty of the stone.
Exposed aggregate driveway by ACS provides a stunning raw look that everyone will envy.
Add character, charm and sophistication to your home by choosing a mix that suits you.
Exposed aggregate has been around for more than 80 years, before stencilling and paving exposed aggregate was the norm, it’s decorative look enabling you to choose from a variety of colours and stone resembles a piece of granite or marble that has been polished .exposed aggregate finish has multiple advantages and ACS has taken it to a new level.
Asides from being visually amazing exposed aggregate has the benefits of being long lasting, extremely durable, non-slip and low maintenance. Exposed aggregate can be used all over the home from paths to driveways, steppers and concrete walls, pool surrounds and pool coping, tilt panels etc. The options are only limited to your imagination. Our provider Holcim Geostone has a wide selection of exposed aggregate mixes that will fit your needs, view their range here.
Once the concrete has been placed it is trowelled to remove any lines. Concrete is then edged and allowed to harden a little and special Concrete retarder is applied allowing Concrete to set under the surface but remain soft and workable on the top. 12 to 24 hours later the top cement layer is washed off using a high-pressure washer, exposing your mix of your choice and the beauty of the stone. Concrete is now cleaned using a light acid wash solution and when completely dry a high quality penetrating sealer is applied to protect the concrete.
We have 2 methods that we use to install Exposed Aggregate
Our preferred ready mix producer can put the decorative aggregate into the concrete mix during batching. Aggregate size can vary from 6mm stone to 20 mm stone, rounded stone, jagged stone etc. You can Choose from from Quartz, White Cowra, Dark Blue Granite, Black Basalt, Brown River Pebble and Limestone to name a few.
Seeding is a process of pouring standard concrete, levelling it and before floating we can add the stone of your choice by sprinkling it over the surface of the concrete and floating it in. This method has the advantage that you can add any preferred stones you can get your hands on or even materials such as crushed glass or pieces of glass in an array of colours.