Concrete Driveways Langley
Langley's Driveway Contractor
Over the course of our 25+ years of pouring concrete driveways, we have poured numerous combinations of driveway styles and textures. We keep up with current trends in the concrete finishing industry and advise our clients on the best finishes for their criteria and budget.
Most of our most popular finishes are listed below, along with brief descriptions of each. We also have a projects section that goes into greater detail about the driveway process on various driveway projects. These are all projects that we have completed from beginning to end.
We are frequently contacted for driveway removal. We have the necessary equipment to demolish concrete driveways, transport them to a recycling facility, and recycle them. Rather than hiring a separate concrete demolition contractor, let us handle everything for you.
The Driveway Construction
We build driveways to last, which is why all of our driveways abide to the highest industry standards. We begin by establishing a 4-inch-plus gravel base. We always use rebar and never mesh, which means that if your driveway cracks, it will remain intact for the remainder of its life due to the rebar. We use only the highest-quality air-entrained concrete mixes. We recommend using one of our driveway sealers to add additional protection.
Types Of Driveways We Build
Stamped Concrete Driveways
Stamped concrete driveways come in a wide range of styles and colours. Stamped concrete mimics the look of stone, slate, and wood, depending on the stamping technique used. High-quality, realistic results can be achieved through the use of a wide range of colours. Stamped concrete driveways are made to order according to your preferences. The finished stamped concrete is sealed to keep out the elements and enhance its aesthetic appeal. Avoid salting and icing these driveways in the winter, as they are the most expensive and should be protected.
Broom Finish Driveways
Our company’s most popular driveway design is the broom finish. Running a horsehair broom across the concrete surface before the final set is achieved can produce this finish. The broom-finished concrete driveway provides excellent traction in the winter months. The design can be given a touch of color by including it as an integral part of it.
Float Finish Driveways
The float finish, distinguished by its random appearance, is perfect for those seeking a driveway with a more informal and non-linear aesthetic compared to the traditional broom finish. Comparable in cost to broom finish driveways, float finish driveways often undergo saw cutting rather than hand cutting, introducing additional decorative elements to the surface. The versatility of float finish extends to concrete driveways, where it can be complemented with the addition of concrete borders. This method not only offers a unique and visually appealing touch but also allows for further customization, making float finish driveways an excellent choice for those desiring a blend of affordability and artistic expression.
Float Finish with A Border
The cost of a concrete driveway with a bordered float finish is higher than the cost of one without. If desired, we can use any of our other finishes or colours for the border. Depending on the size and design, borders can be monolithic or separate pours. Concrete sealer is recommended for all of our concrete, including the driveway.
Acid Stain Driveways
An Acid Stain Concrete Driveway is truly one-of-a-kind. Acid stain is applied to the concrete driveway after about 30 days. Acid-stained driveways should be free of spills and other stains; oil stains, for example, can degrade the quality of subsequent acid staining. The acid stains react with the concrete each time, resulting in a one-of-a-kind work of art. Acid-stained concrete driveways have a warm earthy colour and are usually sealed with a high gloss sealer.
Exposed Aggregate Driveways
When it comes to decorative concrete driveways in the city, exposed aggregate is a popular choice. The exposed rock can be sealed to provide a beautiful decorative surface while also providing protection against the winter’s wet and cold weather. Even if the area has already been exposed, winter maintenance is still required. Exposed Aggregate Concrete driveways can be coloured to match the house’s colour or to serve as an eye-catching feature contrasting feature.
Exposed Aggregate with Borders
Numerous custom homes feature exposed aggregate concrete driveways. We pour a sunken rough slab border around any of the finishes above or below, as well as mortared natural stone or brick borders. A driveway with exposed aggregate and border combinations is one of the more expensive options. Spray paint is a popular and effective method of experimenting with border designs prior to forming them.
Light Sandblast Driveways
Sandblasting or lightly washing the surface creates the Concrete Driveway with a Light Sandblast. If sandblasting is not an option, washing the driveway can produce a light sandblast effect. For light washes, we have depth-controlled concrete surface retarders. This driveway has a shallow retardation depth, exposing only the sand in the concrete matrix; there is no aggregate in this concrete finish.
Wave Broom Finish Concrete
Wave Broom finish is very similar to the traditional broom finish, with the exception that the broom is pulled up and down with each pass, creating a wave pattern. This concrete driveway offers all of the advantages of a traditional broom finish driveway while being less expensive. Although the wave finish was once very popular, it is now considered a traditional style.
Creative Driveway Combinations
Concrete driveway combinations offer all of the previously stated options in any combination and design you can imagine, and they are extremely durable. The driveway’s design is as important as the materials used in its construction. The ultimate goal is for them to have the perfect marriage. Colors are virtually limitless, and patterns and finishes are only limited by your own creativity and design abilities. The specifications for each decorative concrete driveway that we build are tailored to our customers’ specific needs and tastes.
Stamped Concrete and Borders
Stamped concrete driveways with borders are another high-end option for concrete driveways. Combining these two items results in a vast number of possibilities. Integral or topical colour hardeners are available. Up to eight different colours from our extensive colour palette can be used to create natural rock and stone effects. Borders are poured prior to or after the main body, depending on the desired finish.
Smooth Finish Driveways
Smooth finish driveways present a polished and sophisticated look, contributing a clean and modern aesthetic to outdoor areas. Achieved through careful finishing techniques, the smooth surface boasts a flat and uniform texture, enhancing the overall appearance of homes and businesses. It’s important to be aware, however, that the sleek finish can become slippery when wet, raising potential safety concerns. This characteristic prompts property owners and developers to weigh the visual appeal of the driveway against the necessity for slip-resistant features, particularly in areas prone to frequent rainfall or adverse weather conditions. Despite this consideration, many still value the elegance and simplicity that smooth finish driveways bring to architectural designs.
Modern Driveway Styles
A smooth finish with evenly spaced saw cuts is typical of a modern concrete driveway. A modern driveway might have gaps between the slabs to allow grass to grow through, or it might have stones or even artificial grass between the slabs. Using an acid wash, a light sandblast, or a light wash, the modern driveway finish
Driveways take the most abuse when it comes to concrete work. To avoid damage, keep your driveway free of salt and other ice melt products. Don’t let your car leak these corrosive liquids and oil on your new driveway, as most stains are nearly impossible to remove. Regular sealer application will protect and beautify your driveway for many years to come. Our maintenance services are available to all of our customers, ensuring the longevity of their investment.
Other Services We Provide
Patios - Steps - Walkways - Pool Decks - Walls - and More.....
Do We Offer Driveway Repairs ?
We sometimes offer concrete repair services for driveways, addressing damage ranging from major cracks to more significant structural issues. Our experienced team assesses and provides effective solutions to restore both the integrity and functionality of your driveway. Committed to quality craftsmanship, our repair work ensures longevity and aesthetic appeal. If you’re facing issues with your concrete driveway, reach out, and we’ll collaborate to determine the best course of action for a durable and lasting repair.
Your Concrete Driveway Contractor
In the bustling city of Toronto, where innovation and durability matter, our concrete contracting services stand as a testament to excellence. From expertly crafted driveways to captivating patios and intricate architectural elements, we take pride in shaping not just structures but enduring works of art. Our commitment to quality, combined with a keen eye for design, allows us to deliver concrete solutions that surpass expectations. As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of construction trends, our goal remains unchanged—to provide Toronto with top-notch craftsmanship and unparalleled service. Choose us as your trusted concrete partner, and let’s build a future where form meets function, and every project tells a unique story of quality and innovation.