repairing old concrete surfaces

« Back to Home

Why You Should Consider Concrete As A Building Material

Posted on

One of the most commonly used materials in construction is concrete. This material is known to be extremely durable, long lasting, and in many instances, the material can be absolutely beautiful. The word beautiful may not be an adjective that you would think of when thinking of concrete. Most of the time when people think of concrete they think of the gray sidewalk. However, there are a lot of different aspects of concrete that you may not be aware of. Here are just a few reasons why you should take a closer look at different concrete services that are available to you:


While the gray color of normal concrete can look rather nice, it is possible to get any color of concrete that you want. Concrete is a mixture of rock aggregate, usually limestone, and cement. All of these constituents need to be mixed with water and allowed to cure. When the cement is being mixed with water, a color additive can be added to the mixture to give your concrete any color that you would like. Most of the time you will want an off gray or dark color, but you truly can make about any color of concrete that you would like.


Another reason that concrete is such a great material to use is that it can be worked with while it is setting up. The contractor will bring the cream to the top and be able to actually stamp different designs into the surface of the concrete. Whether you want your concrete to look like stone or logs, there is a stamp that will create a beautiful pattern. Even if you decide that you want the look and feel of concrete, you can have different textures worked into the concrete. 


A very nice finishing touch to concrete finishing services are all the different finish options that you have at your fingertips. You can choose between matte or even a very high gloss finish. The finish that you choose may have a lot to do with what you are going to be using the concrete slab for. If you are utilizing a concrete slab for your garage floor, you may want to add some flecks of fiber and a tough gloss finish. However, if you are pouring a driveway, you may want to use a very tough concrete sealant. There are just many options that you can choose from.