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The classic family home in Como was recently constructed after the demolition of the house that originally sat on the property. The Decorative Concrete WA team were hired to create a driveway on top of the sandy surface where the old driveway once sat.

The homeowner took the team’s advice and chose a washed exposed aggregate in Salt and Pepper. After installing the 110 square metres, everyone agreed that the flecks of black in the material contrasted amazingly with the concrete.

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

The Product

Decorative Concrete WA used Salt and Pepper Limecrete premium mix exposed washed aggregate for the driveway. The combination of limestone and concrete is durable, and comes in a wide array of colours that can enhance any home style. The exposed aggregate was an ideal choice because it has an excellent ability to grip. This is always a great safety measure for homes with children, such as the Comer Street property.

The team used two coats of high-gloss sealer on the driveway. Like the one used at the Comer Street home, premium mixes look fantastic with a high-gloss sealer. In this case, the stone’s natural glimmer is intensified and looks brilliant with the sealant.

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Exposed Aggregate Driveway Challenges

The Challenges

While the team dealt with some rain during the project, there were minimal challenges. Because the construction was new, no existing concrete needed to be removed, and there were no gardens or other outdoor features to navigate.

Our team helped the client reach an agreement with the city council. The council planned on using plain grey concrete for the crossover. The client and the Decorative Concrete WA team agreed this would ruin the look of the exposed aggregate driveway. We convinced the council to allow the crossover to be the same material as the driveway. As a result, the Salt and Pepper exposed aggregate runs seamlessly from the home to the street.

The Result

The client loved the new driveway and porch. They have since contacted us and mentioned that people walking by often stopped to compliment it. We couldn’t be happier with the end result either!

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Results