Experienced concrete contractors usually possess a skill level that allows them to excel in many different facets of masonry. While you may think the term concrete contractor is self-explanatory, we offer many more services than you might guess. For instance, there are many different finishes we offer when we perform concrete landscaping.
The first of these finishes is something we like to call standard finish concrete. This is usually the most cost-effective option and is most commonly used for purposes like driveways, basketball courts, and even the floors in some garages and basements. Within the standard concrete category are both brushed and smooth concrete. Brushed concrete is usually best for driveways and walkways. Smooth concrete is great for basement and garage floors.
Professional Concrete Contractors Offer Many Different Options
While some people fear that brushed concrete is too boring, it can have a variety of outcomes. If you want to spice up brushed concrete, consider mixing the brushed finish with another finish or add in some stone. You can also experiment with color in most cases when it comes to brushed concrete.
One significant plus when it comes to brushed concrete is the price. Using concrete allows you to get the most bang for your buck, especially when it comes to the yearly cost of seal coating asphalt drives.
Stamped concrete is another style we offer. This concrete style involves patterns embossed into the concrete. Patterns and colors are made to compliment the landscaping of your home. If you are looking to jazz up your patio, walkway, or driveway, consider stamped concrete as the perfect alternative to stone.
We also offer exposed aggregate concrete. This type of concrete is one of our most aesthetically pleasing styles. It looks amazing with homes on the rustic or colonial side. Exposed aggregate concrete uses smoother, more finely produced aggregate than standard concrete. This type of concrete feels more comfortable as a result of its smooth stone.
To make this stone exposed, a retardant is first applied to the concrete when it is still wet. The top layer of concrete mix, often sandy, is then washed away to reveal stones beneath. While you may fear that the stones would increase the difficulty of shoveling snow in the wintertime because they are exposed, they do not protrude enough to make any real difference—only so that their color and shape peeps through.
While concrete is the most durable, lowest maintenance, attractive outdoor surface available, it is not indestructible and does require a small amount of maintenance. Our maintenance program is designed to help your new concrete installation stay beautiful and retain its vibrant color for years to come.
Our concrete contractors also offer a maintenance program to keep your concrete lasting for a very long time. We start the maintenance right when we pour our concrete by using high-quality materials. In some cases, we even apply UV inhibiting sealers. This sealer can put off concrete maintenance for in between two and four years. When this sealer begins wearing off, you should have your concrete resealed. This is usually required between two and four years after the sealer has been applied. Without sealer, the decorative design and color of your concrete usually fade at a much faster rate.
Call Omega Masonry today for an estimate on your next concrete job. Our top-rated concrete contractors with make sure the job is done right and make sure your concrete work will give you years of long-lasting appearance and service.