How to Have a Pebble Concrete Driveway
One of the most visually appealing driveway is the pebble concrete driveway. For homeowners to understand how the aggregates work, they should know about the three methods in which decorative aggregates are mixed into concrete for them to be exposed later on.
This is the most common method wherein the aggregates are seeded on the concrete slabs right after the concrete has been laid down, struck off, and bull floated. In this method, the aggregates are to be sprinkled by hand or with the use of a shovel and having a bull float or darby embedded on it until the entire surface is covered with a thin layer of cement.
- Mixing both the aggregate and concrete.
It’s also possible to use the ready-mix producer place the aggregates on the concrete during batching. This gets rid of batching which should be done after concrete is placed.
Yet this can be more expensive than seeding, depending of course on the aggregates used. This is because more aggregates are used in the process.
- Placing the aggregates in a thin topping.
This is done through placing a thin course of concrete that’s already mixed with aggregates over a concrete slab. The topping can be 1 to 2 inches thick, depending on the size of the aggregates. This method is more successful when smaller decorative aggregates are used instead of the usual.
It is also important to choose aggregates well since they have an effect on the performance of concrete.
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