Concrete is a popular choice for residential and commercial spaces, the purpose of the concrete surface can change the finishing applied. Having a final product that is conducive to the task that will be performed on it is important. If your concrete is used when there is a possibility of moisture, a ridged or broom finish might be ideal to add traction to the walking surface. No matter the style or color of concrete you desire, the team at CPB is able to efficiently and affordably complete your project with customer service to boot. Calling today to acquire your free quote will start the ball rolling on your concrete needs. Our customer service team is ready to help you resolve your commercial or residential needs of any scope.
Troweling or Floating
Concrete finishers will be able to create this finish once the concrete has been tooled with a screed. Following this step we are able to mechanically smooth the concrete. This method can be completed manually as well, however we hold the machinery and manpower to complete this with the power trowel. The result is a perfectly smoothed concrete floor that is uniform. Results are very favorable to clients and this technique is in high demand throughout the country.
Concrete can have color added pretty simply; the process is not extensive or expensive. One way is to add pigments to the mixture prior to pouring. Adding pigments is a great way to add colors or hues to concrete to make the material earthier or add a pop of color like blue or green. Keeping your pavement properly and securely sealed is important to keeping the lifespan of your pigment alive and well. Without proper sealant water can leech into the concrete and cause fading.
Concrete can become slippery when wet; this is hazardous especially if it is within a workspace. To curb this hazard a process called broom finish is applied following the placement, leveling and troweling of the concrete. Having a smooth surface is imperative to the proper installation of this technique. Once the smooth surface has come to fruition, a broom is pulled through the concrete producing beveled ridges that increase traction control. Of course anytime that concrete is wet it becomes more dangerous and humans become more susceptible to slipping, broom finishing is a great way to reduce this risk.
Exposed Aggregate Finish
This finish is commonly found in sidewalks in older cities. The appeal of the finish is aesthetic and serviceable. Washing away the top layer of concrete produces the finish; this reveals edges of the natural stone aggregates mixed into concrete. The benefit of this technique is the slip-resistant nature it acquires. To enhance the appeal of the finished product other stone is often added to the concrete base, this includes; rose quartz, seashells, limestone, basalt, and granite. To finish this style properly a high-quality sealant should be used to protect the surface.