FAQ's

We know you probably have some questions about your liquid limestone or exposed aggregate job, so we've listed a few of the most common queries below. This way you’ll feel confident you're making the right choices because you’ll have all the right information.

LIQUID LIMESTONE PAVING FAQ

Can I get my liquid limestone paving coloured?

Yes, tints can be added to the mix to create a wide range of colours and hues – from sandstone to terracotta and everything in between – to match your existing décor. Personally, we love the natural golden colour that comes from limestone, but the choice is yours. Adding a tint to the paving may affect its thermal properties.

Does it need sealing?

Sealing isn’t essential but is highly recommended. The sealer works as a stain repellent. We do advise that if any oils or gardening products, such as fertiliser or mulch come in contact with the paving, they should be removed immediately.

How long after the pour will we have to stay off the limestone?

Liquid limestone paving can be walked on the next day, but we do recommend you stay off the paving until we have finished the clean and seal component of the job. When the limestone is fresh it absorbs dirt quickly. We recommend that you leave the paving for 5-7 days before driving a vehicle on it.

Is liquid limestone paving rough to walk on?

No, it is very comfortable under foot and has good traction too.

Is liquid limestone paving suitable for driveways?

Yes it is! It is suitable for all areas.

Do you put reinforcing in the liquid limestone paving?

Yes we use steel reinforcing mesh where required.

Is there a chance the liquid limestone paving can crack?

All concrete has the potential to crack - it is its nature. Make no mistake, no one can give a guarantee against any concrete from cracking. Cracks in concrete are extremely common but often misunderstood. When an owner sees a crack in his slab or wall, especially if the concrete is relatively new, he automatically assumes there’s something wrong. This is not always the case. Some types of cracks are inevitable. The best that a contractor can do is to try to control the cracking. This is done by properly preparing the subgrade, assuring that the concrete is not too wet, utilizing reinforcement where needed, and by properly placing and spacing crack control joints and expansion joints. However, sometimes cracks happen in spite of any precautions taken. Hairline cracks do not require attention.

EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE FAQ

Can I get my exposed aggregate concrete in different colours?

Yes. Choose from a wide industry selection which has a broad range of colours and hues – from sandstone to terracotta and everything in between – to match your décor.

Does it need sealing?

Sealing isn’t essential but is highly recommended. The sealer works as a stain repellent and also gives the concrete an appealing sheen.

How long after the pour will we have to stay off the exposed aggregate concrete?

It can be walked on the next day, but we do recommend you stay off the concrete until we have finished the clean and seal component of the job. We recommend that you leave the paving for 5-7 days before driving a vehicle on it.

Is exposed aggregate concrete slippery when wet?

No. The texture on the concrete stops the surface from being slippery, (unlike some other concrete finishes), which makes it a perfect product for around the home or in public areas.

Do you put reinforcing in the exposed aggregate concrete?

Yes we use steel reinforcing mesh where required.

Is there a chance the exposed aggregate concrete could crack?

All concrete has the potential to crack - it is its nature. Make no mistake, no one can give a guarantee against any concrete from cracking. Cracks in concrete are extremely common but often misunderstood. When an owner sees a crack in his slab or wall, especially if the concrete is relatively new, he automatically assumes there’s something wrong. This is not always the case. Some types of cracks are inevitable. The best that a contractor can do is to try to control the cracking. This is done by properly preparing the subgrade, assuring that the concrete is not too wet, utilizing reinforcement where needed, and by properly placing and spacing crack control joints and expansion joints. However, sometimes cracks happen in spite of any precautions taken. Hairline cracks do not require attention.

MISCELLANEOUS FAQ

Do I need to prepare my own back or front yard before work begins?

Not necessarily. After a site visit we can provide you with an estimate for any earthworks or drainage requirements.

My outdoor area receives a lot of rain. Do I need to worry about drainage?

When it comes to paving, there’s nothing more crucial then allowing adequate drainage. However, you don’t need to worry about it, as we’ve had years of experience in doing just that!

How long will my limestone block work last? Does it require ongoing maintenance?

When you think that the pyramids in Egypt are made out of limestone, it’s clear that limestone enjoys a very long lifetime! In the case of modern building, you can expect your brick work to last hundreds of years!

As limestone is a porous stone, it can begin to grow lichen and moss when positioned in a damp environment. This is easily remedied by sealing your limestone with a good quality sealer.

What if I have any queries or concerns long after the job is done?

Get in touch! We’ve perfected the art of after sales service for this very occasion. Whatever your question or concern, pick up the phone and let’s sort it out.

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