Advertising March 2019
Specialising In All Decorative Finishes for the Gold Coast
Even though we dirty our hands in all aspects of concreting and concrete overlays, we at Walker Concreting on the Gold Coast specialise in the decorative aspect of the industry. We believe firmly that a quality decorative project not only involves the knowledge of how to install the applications correctly, but also the installer having a little bit of artistic perspective to look outside the box and make sure each job is something to be remembered. Take a look below for some basic information on our more common applications, or jump on our Facebook or Instagram to follow our latest works.
Advertising July 2019
Decorative Concrete Resurfacing
Welcome to the Gold Coast, home to beautiful million dollar homes with ageing concrete throughout. Fret no more about your old driveway or surrounds, with spray on concrete resurfacing, not only can we provide resurfacing options for these areas, but consider ourselves to be an industry leader for the Gold Coast in custom designs and thinking “outside the box”.
Cover Crete decorative concrete resurfacing is completed by multiple new layers being applied to your existing concrete surface after proper preparation of the area, starting with hand applied layers, modified preparation aids and finally finishing with either standard, contemporary designs or fully custom, intricate designs to suit any Gold Coast household.
Browse through our gallery photos and social media for some concrete resurfacing ideas, and remember, nearly anything is possible as long you if you’re prepared to step outside the box a little.
Without a doubt, the most common decorative concrete installation on the Gold Coast is exposed aggregate concrete.
Exposed Aggregate can be a tricky little thing sometimes, I’ve known some exceptionally good concreters in my time who still struggle to place exposed properly due to lack of practice. There are a lot of little “timing” aspects to get right, as well as ultimate care during placement. I’m proud to say that our exposed comes up nearly stone to stone perfect for anything that is in our control.
Give us a call today and we can forward some address’s of our previous work to check it out, take a close look though, you’ll notice the difference.
Got a garage floor that was poured during a building boom on the Gold Coast? The concrete installers didn’t quite pay enough attention or care enough about your finish?
The absolute best application for concrete resurfacing your garage, internal house flooring or industrial kitchen floor, is Epoxy. Starting at a simple, single colour throughout, from there adding flecking options and finally fully custom metallic swirl installs, this option is truly a stunning finish that has people jaws dropping when they see it.
Did I also mention easy to maintain and clean? Nothing sticks, oil, petrol, mud, nothing. Just wash it off and away you go looking all shiny and new with every new day.
Overlay's & Staining
I love custom works! There’s nothing better than applying a full concrete overlay, etching and hand completing the resurface, then applying a lovely two or three tone effect through staining to finish things off.
All the typical surface preparation is needed for this application, however our resurf product is heavily modified to allow for greater depths, which allows me to custom create different designs on the top. Maybe we want a stone design, or some basic etching and grooving. Whatever we’re after, it’s all hand completed.
From there, a full custom stain is applied taking advantage or multiple tones through, everything is then sealed for a truly one off design that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Coloured Decorative Concrete
Integrally coloured decorative concrete has to still be one of my favourite finished to do. Not only do the colours blend in and naturally match well with you new home, but it allows for some intricate hand finishing where available on smaller jobs, and for larger jobs, makes sure you get a good trowel machine finish to really bed that concrete surface in.
There are many different colours to choose, from mild to wild! You’ll find one that blends or contrasts perfectly with you desired architectural vision.
Just remember though, coloured concrete is an application that the colour will fade over time. Your concrete should be sealed after it is poured, then re-sealed every 2 years to make sure it stay in good condition. If it’s a bit slippery after sealing, put some glass shards through the sealer typically does the trick.
Stamped Concrete was extremely popular on the Gold Coast back in the 80’s and 90’s, however, it went out of fashion due to the longevity of the product not being great and deteriorating relatively quickly over time.
We changed our approach with how stamped concrete is completed and rather than applying our colour through throw on powder, have switched to colour through concrete whilst still using off setting release agents. Although today’s finish may not be “naturally” as appealing as the old style, it still looks amazing and lasts the test of time, not fading or falling apart.
A terrific guy to deal with. Very professional, honest and friendly, unlike most of the trades we dealt with during our renovations.
Ben did an amazing job on our small Patio extension & then resurfaced the whole patio area & a pathway beside our townhouse.
Thank you Ben and your crew! You guys were awesome. From the day we got the quote all the way to the end of the job. Friendly, down to earth and went the extra mile to ensure we were happy with the finished product. We now have a beautiful driveway that complements our new house and couldn’t be happier. Would highly recommend. “Michael Zorko – Pimpama”
Ben, at all times was professional, punctual, polite and full of good ideas. I would be happy to recommend Ben for any concrete and resurfacing work. “Reinhard Wuffli – Robina”
Great job done. Ben was easy to talk to and listened to our requirements. Very happy with the results. “Ian Hayde – Upper Coomera”
He was good, we got on really well. He did a good job and I’m very pleased with him. I’d hire him again if I need another concreting job done. “Robert Allan – Pacific Pines”:
Friendly, professional service and a quality job at a good price. Ben was a pleasure to work with. “Kate Veiling – Tallebudgerah”
I hired Ben and he was very nice. He kept me informed on what he was doing. He came back and fixed up little things for me as well. He was fast and efficient. He rang me as soon as I posted the job and he was there the next day. “Margaret Roberts – Mudgerabah”
Ben did a brilliant job on our driveway. Not only was his work extremely precise and professional, his manner and general courtesy towards us were exceptional. We would gladly recommend Ben Walker Concreting to anyone looking for a totally professional job. “Bob Menzies – Hope Island”
Walker Concreting were efficient. They got it done within the day. They were quick and reasonably priced. The work that they did was very good. “Natalie Hernwood – Wongawallan”
Highly recommend Ben, very well organised, punctual and easy going. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or hire in future. “Neil Thomson – Mudgerabah”