Business owner Walker Concreting and Resurfacing.
revamp holmview

Garage & Driveway Make Over Holmview

Project Description

Location: Upper Coomera
Project Size: 34sqm

We were recommended to our client on this situation by one of our concreting peers. The client here had bought an ex display home, which despite being a lovely home, had of course a bit of wear and tear in the garage / office section of what was the display home itself.

We priced away for just a single coloured epoxy garage floor, along with driveway resurfacing and repairs that were in need to be carried out.

First things first, I attended site and ground out the cracking and holes, scoured the garage floor in preparation for the epoxy, then gave everything a good acid bath and pressure clean to get things prepared. At the same time I completed epoxy repairs on the cracking and holes, leaving them to grind back before applying our top coatings on another day.

The next day saw me grinding out those areas to make them smooth, then applying my primer for the garage and the primer and base coating for the driveway area. I completed both coats of epoxy on this occasion as well after the primer had set, closing up the door and leaving it to dry until the  next day.

On the third day, we returned and completed the driveway resurfacing with the main colour being shale, and matching the house brick work as a border right the way around in graphite with white tape lines, then of course finishing things off with white and graphite flecking and a full acrylic sealing. The epoxy was also sealer with urethane to finish everything off nice and shiny for the owners.

As always, a big thank you to our client and our colleague who recommended my services. This really is a cute little project where it was nice and easy to get everything to work well.

revamp holmview
revamp holmview
revamp holmview
revamp holmview
custom concrete

Concrete – Standard & Custom

Our grass roots, where it all began, is of course in concreting. Over 20 years ago I began in the industry, and in that time, there isn’t much I’ve put my hands onto to try and master. From basic paths and shed slabs, to intricate contrasting applications of exposed and stamped in full custom designs, it’s fair to say, there isn’t much I can’t handle.

I won’t go into too much detail for standard works in this section, as nearly everyone knows what they are. Plain grey, exposed aggregate, coloured…..if you’re after something standard, there’s no need to talk anymore, expect it to be completed to the highest standard.

But where I really like to delve into, goes hand in hand with my other decorative applications I provide for resurfacing options. I love mixing things up. I’ve never been scared to take a risk. Instead of a single colour throughout, lets do different coloured sections. Let break that exposed driveway up with different coloured stone inserts for something a little different. Lets border that exposed driveway with an intricate stamped design border or pathway leading off from it.

Basically, I love different. Different keeps my brain involved and keeps me striving to set new standards within the industry.

Here’s a couple of pics of what can be achieved by thinking outside the box. Give me a call today to have a chat about your new concrete installation, and instead of of just getting an exposed driveway completed, lets get a custom exposed driveway completed that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.

Contrasting Exposed Aggregates

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Colour Concrete w/ Stamped

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Stone Tile Border w/ Exposed

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Exposed Aggregate w/ Stamped

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Custom Staining

Staining – Custom Recolouring

Food for Thought - Tinting & Staining - Rejuvenating Old Concrete

With these process’s we are delving, for the most part, into rejuvenating old concrete surfaces, to look new again. These can also be completed as package deals for new areas, which would include concrete installation then resurfacing as per requirements, but as said, we mostly delve into tinting and staining to revamp old areas.

All work completed with this process is a custom design of colour combinations and textures, as it is all hand completed by myself, to fit in and work with it’s surrounding areas, making that tired old concrete look fresh and new again.

Tinting as a Full Depth Colour Over

The most basic form of re-colouring concrete that I provide is a process called “tinting”. This is quite simply a full colour epoxy tint, mixed through our full acrylic sealer, then applied to a fresh, cleaned surface. This most basic form, quite simply colours the entire surface a single colour throughout. If you think of painting a surface, then you get the basic idea of this application, however, separating itself from paint, this product penetrates the concrete surface and does not chip off or peel like painting would. Depending on the existing condition of the concrete we are working with, this can also be completed in a “semi tint” process, that is a little less full depth colour, allowing existing tones to still show through.

Custom Staining

Staining to Revamp the Stamp

Staining to revamp your old stamped concrete is a great way to bring back multiple colour combinations that you had when you stamped concrete was brand new. When we are dealing with an existing stamped surface for example, that already has it’s existing colours, as well as areas of no colour at all from wear and tear, this is when this process truly shines. Being able to combine lightly 2-3 different colours, to work alongside the existing colours, really allows us to come up with some truly unique and custom installations that leaves that concrete really shining and looking like it belongs in an art gallery.

Custom Staining

Complete Custom Designs

This is where we separate the men from the boys. This process can be supplied in a brand new package installation, or simply by resurfacing your existing concrete area. First off, we apply our heavily modified resurfacing products over your floor, creating a completely new design for the area. Whether the design is mimicking a stone surface, a rough textured trowel, or a completely smooth surface to later hand cut separation areas into, everything is custom completed to suit your needs. From there, we apply our custom stain combinations to the surface to fit in with with the existing area, and finish off with a full sealing process that leaves a completely unique, custom design that is truly a once off that no one else in the world will have.

Custom Staining
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay

Revamp Present for Parents

Project Description

Location: Runaway Bay
Project Size: 140sqm

Our client here got in contact with me while I was away in Japan on holidays. Of course being the punching bag I am, I had my laptop with my and was able to receive emails. After our client patiently waiting for me to return, we priced this project, received the go ahead and away we went.

This is a beautiful waterfront home at Runaway Bay where the existing concrete had had spray on resurfacing done to it many years ago, but after time and lack of getting taken care or, had of course degraded to a point of no return. Our client here was getting this work done for their parents who were away on Holidays, an excellent gesture and left us with a time frame to complete…lets be honest…a fair bit of hard yakka followed by some finesse at the end.

I put in a good week here in preparation. A full grind back of the existing surface took place, back to bare concrete and all ready for the next phase. I then completed a full epoxy repair of the floor cracking, followed by priming and base coating of the surface, ready for spraying of the main coatings.

As always we’re trying to work with the existing house colours, but these colours are quite close to my heart. I absolutely love this spectrum, maybe it’s the bushy in me….or the big ugly Ogre dreaming of the sticks, but these browns and subtle tones from Fossil through to Riversand really get my juices flowing.

This house had a guttering and roof setup very close to our Graphite colour, the awnings of the roof were all in white, so these choices were very obvious to make them our border and taped line colours. We did switch it up a little though, I think the main walls of this house leaned more towards our Riversand colour, but, I discussed with the client that having fence walls and house walls either side that are rendered and looking like Riversand, that we would probably lose a little oomph in the wish/wash going from wall, to floor to wall. So we decided to go a bit darker on the main colour, using Fossil to create a little elegant contrast to the main walls, whilst allowing it to work with the heavy graphite border.

I think we nailed this one, the colours work perfectly throughout, the 600mm diamond pattern was pretty and ended well onto the border. A full acrylic seal saw us all complete on this project and another feather in our caps.

Thanks to our client as always for your business, I look forward to seeing you again when we tackle your Epoxy at your new house!

Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Concrete Resurfacing Runaway Bay
Tiled Resurfacing Carrara

Simple Tiles, Effective Design

Project Description

Location: Carrara
Project Size: 27sqm

Here’s a job that we priced well over 3 months ago now, having to bide our time until all of our busy lives lined up to be able to get back and complete this work.

The concreting itself was completed by a good friend of mine, who doesn’t really delve into resurfacing works, but highly recommends what we do to any customers who ask.

Knowing that the concrete had been completed professionally before me, a simple acid clean was required before spraying, with no repairing to take place, as none was needed.

After priming and base coating, I returned with taping up a 600mm diamond pattern with a 100mm bulk border, spraying the top coatings in Blue Mountain w/ White and Graphite Flecking, then of course finishing off with a full acrylic seal.

As always, thank you to our client here, your work is very appreciated and I wish you all the best with you new entertaining area.

Tiled Resurfacing Carrara
Tiled Resurfacing Carrara
Tiled Resurfacing Carrara
Tiled Resurfacing Carrara
epoxy flooring sample

Epoxy – Metallic Design

Food for Thought - Epoxy - Metallic Designs

Getting creative with Metallic Epoxy. Simply put, lets blend everything together in various patterns to see what we can come up with!

Ok, so that may be a little too basic, but it’s the general principle. For me, metallic designs is more working with the product to let it create something amazing, rather than trying to control the product and force it do something.

Every piece of metallic work is a completely unique design in both colours and patterning. This process is working on WOW factor more than anything, perfect for that garage area displaying your latest Harley or Shelby Cobra…..or even simply for you modern restaurant service area, the applications are many, the designs unique and the results are always impressive.

Here are some examples of what can be achieved.

epoxy flooring sample
epoxy flooring sample
epoxy flooring sample
epoxy flooring sample
epoxy flooring sample
epoxy flooring sample
decorative concrete epoxy flooring gold coast

Epoxy – Flake Design

Food for Thought - Epoxy - Flake Designs

Epoxy flooring is by far the best solution for any indoor resurfacing application. Clean, easy to maintain and outstanding appearance keep this product at the top of decision making for garages, kitchens and other indoor purposes.

I offer a couple of different options for epoxy flooring, here we will go over my Full Flake installation that I can provide, which I suppose would be your typical Garage installation for this product.

Beginning with a full, typical prep for any resurfacing, the floor is cleaned thoroughly, acid etched and primed ready for our new coatings.

From here, a base colour is chosen, along with flake colours and our products are applied, giving a very sturdy, colourful design that is easy to maintain for years to come.

The following pictures are just different examples of the design, each aspect can be chosen individually as per requirements in colouring.

epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
epoxy flooring example
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast

Spray On – Custom Design

Food for Thought - Spray on Resurfacing - Custom Designs

Welcome to my passion. I started out concreting many years ago, but when I came across concrete resurfacing, both in Spray On and Epoxy forms, I knew this was where my direction and focus needed to be.

I find myself always striving for perfection, whether it be mimicking sandstone appearance, or putting onto the concrete canvas my modern take on these designs, portraying my design view for my peers and customers to view and appreciate (hopefully).

This can be a stressful technique to apply, as every aspect is custom and hand completed, along with being muchly time consuming to install, and the designs themselves may not be up everyone’s alley.

Some love it, some don’t like it…but most people I come across at least have a respect for stepping outside the box and pushing the industry in new directions.

Here are some examples of some of the designs I have completed. All of these designs have been evaluated on a job to job basis, not only just going for a specific technique, but working with the colours and areas to get the whole “idea” to work.

These of course is delving into the more expensive range, you are not just hiring an installer for your concrete resurfacing, you are hiring an artistic view of that particular installer.

Shop around, find the installer’s work you like the most. You will be getting something completely unique that no-one else has.

Natural Appearance

Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast

Heavy Contrast Modern

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Highlight Simplicity

Concrete Resurfacing Coomera

Beach Pathways

Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore

Background Blend Highlights

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Oversizing

Driveway Resurfacing Monterey Keys
Concrete Resurfacing Nerang

Spray On – Standard Design

Food for Thought - Spray on Resurfacing - Standard Designs

Standard spray on resurfacing designs are exactly that. Not requiring too much forethought, more a relatively strict routine to follow, ensuring all areas are installed, whilst cleaning up the general area as a whole.

I call these designs standard for two reasons. Firstly, they are relatively common designs, majority of people want to stick with the the tried and true theory for area rejuvenation, and these designs have proven the test of time to work again and again.

The second reason, is typically, from an installers perspective, they’re basic. Nothing to really think about here, just make sure standards are maintained with installation and you can’t really go wrong.

However, there is a rather “elegance in simplicity” as I like to call it, where sometimes the most basic designs are what truly allows everything else around it to shine more.

These designs are of course on the cheaper end of the price scaling. Not because they quality is any less in workmanship, but you’ll start to understand why when you see some of the custom works we provide our clients.

The following examples of taped designs, borders and center pieces all fall under my “standard” design approach and pricing. Don’t forget to mix up colours and flecking options to suit your home.

Diamond Tiles

Backyard Transformation Benowa

Coloured Borders

Smashed Avocado Ormeau

Simple Center Piece

Concrete Resurfacing Gilston

Border & Single Colour

Elegance in Simplicity Pacific Pines

Regular Tiles

Concrete Resurfacing Tugun

Off Set Tiling

Concrete Resurfacing Tallai

Diamond w/ Darker Taped Lines

Concrete Refurbishment Arundel

Random Triangle Single Colour

Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale

Tiles w/ Offset Border

Concrete Resurfacing Ormeau
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast

Custom Natural Resurfacing Upper Coomera

Project Description

Location: Upper Coomera
Project Size: 34sqm

I’ll start this report off with stating I am so glad of this project’s timing. Coming off a recent bad experience, the completion of this one really got the creative juices flowing and the confidence soaring again.

Our client here had recently done up the pool area with new retaining walls, garden areas and also lovely sandstone tiles surrounding it. However now, was faced with an aged patio and BBQ area that was originally coloured concrete years ago, but had let been go to waste and needed something done.

Our client was just after something simple originally, but after discussing things, we decided to “up the ante” and complete a custom semi-sandstone appearance so at least even if the two sections are different areas (pool/patio), at least they will have the same vibe about them.

First day was usual cleaning and repairing. A full acid clean of the concrete, grinding out of the cracks and applying repair products to these areas.

Given it’s Winter, I typically just wash one day, base the next and spray the following. My ADHD doesn’t have me sitting around and waiting on things very well, so at least this keeps me active and busy having plenty of time to fit in multiple projects during the week.

So after cleaning, repairs and base coating in white, I then returned to complete the resurfacing.

This style of custom design, is a length process on spray day. 34sqm here, which I began that morning at 630am, and saw me leaving at 430pm that afternoon after a single coat of sealer, then a second coat on the following day. Even though it’s time consuming, the results speak for themselves.

I won’t in detail run through my personal process of installing this style of finish. Most of the installers who complete finishes like this have their own style of doing it, and it usually has taken a long time and a lot of practice to get right, so being a little cagey with our knowledge is typical.

I will in turn, just leave the pictures to speak for themselves, with the only explanation being a 4 colour design, custom sprayed with a little Yellow blending flair, because lets be honest, it wouldn’t be a custom design by us without a little Jazz……

Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Gold Coast