Take your average Melbourne concrete driveway. A highly practical area, but not a thing of beauty, especially when faded and stained from years of use.
Should you want to rejuvenate an old driveway, your options are limited. Replacing it with a new concrete, stamped concrete, or exposed aggregate area will typically require you (or your contractor, at your expense) to remove the old area first before installing the new concrete area. This will involve a costly, messy, time-consuming demolition.
However, concrete resurfacing provides an option other than demolition. Permeable paving can be installed over existing concrete driveways, with the only preparation being a bit of grinding on some edges and the installation of aluminium strip edging. A three-part resin is combined with aggregate on-site, before being screeded and trowelled level over the existing driveway. The whole job can often be completed in one day, with the surface ready for vehicle traffic after 48 hours.
Pebble Pave can also be used for resurfacing a wide range of hard surfaces, including tiles, pavers and asphalt. Check out the difference of some of these other recent resurfacing jobs we have done:
This concrete outdoor entertaining area was in desperate need of some love and affection. Resurfacing completely refreshed the area, and also allowed the addition of a new path flowing into the area and a slight enlargement of the original space. (The colour used here was Rosewood 6 mm).
Likewise, the following patio next to a carport was old and in need of repair. The brick tiles were extremely slippery, especially when wet. Our client had started to remove some, and discovered it was a very difficult job. Luckily, we are able to resurface old paved areas like this with no demolition.
The area now is much improved, with the textured surface of the permeable paving being much less slippery than the previous surface. The colour, Charcoal 3 – 6 mm, was chosen to be a neutral backdrop to their outdoor furniture that they have outside normally.
You can’t please all the clients all the time. When resurfacing, the client’s cat had to be unceremoniously removed from his favourite hide-out before we could do our concrete cutting. Luckily, he was more than impressed with the finished result!
Contact us about driveway resurfacingand let permeable paving change your driveway!