QUALITY | SERVICE | EXPERIENCE
Find out why Patterned Concrete® is a superior product and what the benefits are to adding it to your concrete project.
Positive Points of Concrete:
Beauty and Design Capabilities
Structural Integrity & Longevity
Will Increase Resale Value
of the Property.
Adverse Points of Concrete:
Delimitation of Surface
It is obvious that the benefits of using concrete clearly outweigh the few adverse effects which are commonly due to poor workmanship and contractor experience
LETS LOOK AT HOW WE TRY TO REDUCE/RESOLVE THESE ADVERSE EFFECTS
Concrete must be cut to control unnecessary cracking
As concrete dries moisture is released causing the molecular structure of the concrete to shrink.
The saw-cut creates a weakness point which relieves the stresses built up due to shrinkage.
10 mm Rebar will allow very little movement as the concrete cures and settles, it also contributes to future strength and stability.
Evaporation occurs as concrete hardens therefore creating shrinkage
Saw-cuts allow for movement that may occur beneath the concrete due to temperature changes and climate conditions
Benefits of Cutting Concrete
Allows concrete to expand and contract due to temperature change.
Allows concrete to move up and down due to frost action.
Allows concrete to be poured in large panels thus eliminating point load settlement and allows surface run off.
Example: Below you will see a comparison between concrete and pavers/interlocking brick.
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Sub-grade becomes saturated and soft as water permeates through unit pavers.
During winter, moist ground freezes and creates heaving.
Gaps between bricks tend to get larger in turn allowing more water into sub-grade and this restarts the cycle.
Benefits of using a Patterned Concrete® franchise
A Long-Term Complete Installation
7. Professionally Designed and Installed by an Experienced Licensed Contractor
See our Specification Page for more detailed information about our installation process.
WE BELIEVE THAT NATURE'S BEAUTY SHOULD BE CELEBRATED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE, IN ALL IT'S FORMS, COLOURS AND PATTERNS.
With over 40 years of on-going research and development, our experience and workmanship strengthen the ability to maintain the quality and control of our service and products.