Satisfaction Blog

Job Satisfaction

A lot of people seem to have a misconception about concrete and concreters, sometimes thinking of it as a dull industry with just a lot of hard, physical work involved. Of course this can be true from time to time, but, unless you’re in the industry you won’t get to see the job satisfaction that is brought about after completing a project, especially a decorative project or something freehand.

I can personally look back on the projects that I/we undertake at Walker Concreting & Resurfacing and recall at least 9/10 jobs where I’ve actually stood back when the work was complete looking over the job and feeling very proud of myself and the boys for what we have accomplished.

Here I’ll go through a few of the things in detail which make our industry so rewarding for the men and women who ply their trade within.

Physically Hard Work

First things first. A lot of the time, concreters aren’t drawn to this trade for lack of better options. We’re a funny breed of people who would rather be out getting our hands dirty and having sweat over the brow as opposed to sitting in an office with a tie on having to shave every day to keep up appearances.

Concreting can be a very physical line of work for a good part of it. Everything is heavy, the steel, demolition, new concrete, it pushes our bodies with everything we seem to touch.

This brings about a sense of accomplishment and pride by the end of the job. Sitting back and going through in your head exactly how much materials you have moved and placed by hand is not something anybody can just come and do. It not only takes a fit, strong person to complete the work, but also years of training and expertise in knowing exactly how to handle the materials to get things right (and make it a bit easier on the body as well).

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Winning Projects

Apart from all the work that goes into the backend of the business through advertising and years of good, quality work provided to gain a good reputation, the quoting process of a project is extremely important and takes a lot of work to make yourself stand out from the competition.

Firstly, getting that call from a potential client, then going out to inspect the work that is required, to writing up the quotation in detail and outlining the entire project’s schedule to expect to complete it in. Then finally providing our clients with website information, address’s to inspect our work and several other items to make yourself stand out.

Having all of this information come together properly and having our client call us to approve our quotation to pick us above our competition is extremely satisfying. It means we have done everything right in gaining confidence in our client to have the knowledge that we can complete their work to the standards they require….being put first among our peers who competed with us.

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Project management

Organising a concrete project can be relatively challenging. Not only are there many things to bring to site to complete the work, but it all needs to arrive at the right time to make sure the project runs smoothly, and we make the required profit from the job. Time is money, and if something isn’t there when it’s meant to be, can hold the project up costing dollars.

Disregarding the the preparation stages of a project, I’ll just run through what a typically pour would be like getting things managed correctly.

First of all there are several men/women working on the project for the day, these people need to be organised to turn up on time and to bring the right equipment with them.

From there, there may be a concrete pump that needs to be pre-organised with a specific time they need to turn up. We also have concrete delivery of 3-4 trucks or more to complete your project, these also need to not only turn up on time, but have certain separations between each truck allowing for proper placement without waiting time being charged.

As the concrete is being placed, heights and falls need to be strictly adhered to to allow for a good installation, this all needs to be completed in a certain time frame as the concrete is going off as soon as it is mixed, so we’re on the clock.

When the concrete has been placed, we need to then keep a keen eye on what the concrete is doing as it is our boss for the day and we work to it’s requirements. Some places go off quicker than other, as well as all the edging and floating that needs to be done yet. It takes an experienced eye to keep up with concrete and not start falling behind it….as well as physically hard work of course.

Finally finishing the concrete which is again usually done while chasing it on a time frame. That surface needs to look good and there’s only a relatively small window to make sure it happens.

When all this works out well and we have done our managing correctly for times and materials, it’s very rewarding seeing the results of our work.

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Decorative Applications

Decorative concrete and decorative resurfacing is by far the most rewarding part of this line of work. From exposed aggregate to covacrete resurfacing, the results speak for themselves.

Years of practice in our trade lead to expertise in these sectors. Exposed aggregate for instance can be tricky at times getting the timing right, being ultra careful with your screed as to not leave screed lines in the surface, to working the surface and timing the sugar correctly, every part of exposed aggregate installation is important and we only see the success of our installation during the final stages of washing off the concrete.

When we are decorative resurfacing, we are taking an old, worn out structure of concrete and turning it into something sharp, dazzling and modern that looks out of this world. Taking something from horrible to amazing leaves a great sense of pride in our efforts.

Covacrete Resurfacing

The final overly satisfying part of our industry are happy clients. To firstly win the project, then give our clients our up most professionalism, along with getting all the process’s correct to complete the work properly and having our clients satisfied and happy with what we have done for them, this is the best sense of accomplishment we can ask for.

Next time you have a look over a great looking concrete project, have a little think to all the work and thought that has gone into creating such a project. You’ll find there was a concreter there at one stage looking back over the job with a big smile on their face feeling good about what they have achieved.

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All The Little Things

Often spoken of lightly, the small items that are used during a concrete slab installation are often the most important. From Abel Flex to Control Joints and beyond, it is imperative they are installed correctly to ensure a quality installation.

Abel Flex Expansion Foam

Abel Flex is used at cold joints (new concrete against another hard compound). It is placed vertically and is used to allow the concrete to shrink during the setting and curing phase without leaving a gap between the two hard structures. It also allows the new concrete to slightly move away from the other hard structure again without leaving a gap later on in it’s life, plus, allows the new concrete to move closer to the other hard surface without causing too much friction and making the new concrete “lift” up the face of the opposing structure.

Abel Flex

Starter Dowels

Starter dowels are drilled into cold joint areas approximately 150mm into the adjoining hard surface. Then the new concrete is poured around the end sticking out. What this does is adhere the two hard surfaces together which stops the new concrete from either lifting or dropping as opposed to that other surface. This of course helps is strength overall, but also stop trip points from creating at that given area.

Concrete Dowels

Re-Entry Bars

Re-Entry bars are typically made from N12 deformed bar or R-11 3/bar trench mesh. They are placed at the internal corners of your new concrete installation which is a high percentage crack area. They act as an extra reinforcement attempting to stop the early cracking and control it from these points.

Re Entry Bar

Trimming Bars

Although not commonly used, trimming bars are installed around the perimeter of your new concrete slab attached to the slab mesh. They act for initial assistance in the setting tension of the concrete, which helps prevent and control cracking directly from the edges of the concrete.

N12 Deformed

Control Joints

Control joints can either be tooled into your concrete during the pouring phase, or can be saw cut into the surface after initial setting of the concrete. The length in between control joints is dictated by the thickness of the steel reinforcing that is being used, along with the installers general experience on where he/she predicts to be a high percentage crack point. They basically create a weaker spot in the concrete which is hoped that the concrete during tension will find it’s weaker spots to crack along, keeping said crack inside the control joint instead of being a dirty crack in the middle of nowhere.

Control Joints

There are also other minor things that are used during a concrete installation, but you’ll find these to be the most common and useful. When you receive your quotation, ask your contractor about these items. If they aren’t included in the pricing, then give us a call to quote your work and rest assured the installation is being done correctly.

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Concreters Specialised Tools

Ever wondered about some of the specialised tools a concrete contractor needs to complete their work?

In this post, I’m going to run through each of the specialised tools that are typically needed on a concrete installation, along with their pricing for each tool to give you an idea of just how valuable our trailers are at any given time.

Concrete Saw

Used to cut through existing concrete before demolishing, also used to cut out the concrete kerbing if required. A steel blade is put on to cut through heavy re-bar. Also used at the end of the job to complete the control joint cuts.
Price: $1700

Concrete Saw

Hammer Drill

A Hammer Drill is used to drill into the existing concrete where our new concrete is going to meet, to install starter dowels.
Price: $250

Hammer Drill

Impact Driver

Impact driver drill is used to install the screws the hold the formwork to our star pickets..
Price: $250

Impact Drill

Circular Saw

Use to cut our formwork to make everything fit.
Price: $250

Circular Saw

Laser Level

Laser Levels are setup and used to install our formwork to exact levels to make pouring of the concrete easier. It is also used during the concrete pour to make sure everything is being installed to the heights required.
Price: $1500

Laser Level

Trowel Machine

Trowel Machines are use during the finishing stages of the concrete surface. A large machine that is counter balanced across the surface, compressing the matrix of sand and cement and smoothing out the top.
Price: $1800

Trowel Machine

Concrete Screed

A screed is used to level the sub-grade prior to pouring, also leveling the concrete of course. They come in a range of lengths to suit every situation and you’ll often find at least 6 on the back of a concreters truck.
Price: $70

Concrete Screed

Concrete Vibrator

Used to vibrate the concrete during installation, it is important to compress especially the internal and edge beams to make sure the concrete is at it’s strongest.
Price: $1800

Concrete Vibrator

Plate Compactor

Plate compactors are used to compress the underlying sub-grade of the new concrete installation. It’s basically run across the ground to make sure there is little movement underneath the concrete weight after it is poured.
Price: $2400

Plate Compactor

What I have listed here are only the specialised tools that a concreter may carry at any given time. Whilst not all used at the same time, all the time, they are all very necessary to a contractors arsenal.

There are many other smaller tools required to complete works from rakes, to shovels and hammer and everything in between. If you ever get the chance, take a sneak peak into a concreters trailer / truck, you’ll be surprised with the amount of equipment required.

Our Team

Meet the Team

Looking back on another successful day in the concrete, I was thinking about the team we have here at Walker Concreting & Resurfacing, not only being efficient tradesmen in placement and finishing of the grey stuff, but also a damn good bunch of blokes to work alongside.

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the regular lads that work with us on our concrete and resurfacing projects and give our clients a little insight into the boys.

WARNING: Images may or may not truly depict each team member.

Ben Walker

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Title: Boss
AKA: Ben HURRRRR
Age: 35 years, often feels much…much older
Strengths: Screeding and singing

Has had his boots in the wet stuff for around half his life, which can either be a good thing for experience….or a terrible thing thinking “where the hell did I go wrong?” Jokes aside of course, you’ll find Ben giving his upmost in professionalism towards his clients and his work, whilst all the time pursuing his passion by rattling off random jingles all day long.

Ollie Recker

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Title: Finisher
AKA: Tommy Diamond
Age: 51 years
Strengths: Finishing and yelling at truck drivers

Ollie has been concreting longer than concrete has been around. He paved the first footpaths in Rome and was an integral part of Emporer Vespasian’s building design of the Colosseum. Having invented the Stippler finish, he has then continued on to ply his trade throughout the centuries, subsequently ending up in the warm embrace of Walker Concreting & Resurfacing. He has also been a competitive body builder throughout his time and for a little bloke, really has quite the set of guns on him.

Greg Elkington

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Title: Finisher
AKA: Cool McGool
Age: 50 years
Strengths: Finishing and staying stress free

Greg is another veteran of the mud borne from the fires of Mount Vesuvius and carrying on his expertise for centuries to come. Quite possible the coolest cat you’ll ever meet, always having the hair tied back and a smoke hanging from the lips, stress is just not an option here. Often referred to as the Bionic man, he’s got two false hips and several pins and plates in his legs due to shenanigans that would make confidence driven 20 year old men shiver with fear.

Honorable Mentions

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Brad Mooney will often find his way to our sites from time to time to show the boys how to screed. Claiming to just be warming up after 200sqm, he’s the only man we’ve seen able to hold a beer and screed at the same time, something we’re all yet to master.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading a brief run down on our team.

As you’ve probably noticed, the boy’s aren’t the youngest concreters you’ll ever see, however, age breeds experience and experience breeds success. Some of the best quality concreters getting around the Gold Coast. (Apart from the boss, he’s usually just there to do the heavy lifting….go figure).

Give us a call soon to have us quote your work, you’ll enjoy our company.

Choose Contractor

How To Choose Your Contractor

You’ve heard it all before….

“That contractor was terrible.”

“OMG what have they done!!?!!”

Now don’t get me wrong, these phrases, among many others, have ingrained themselves into the contracting community over many years of sub-par quality work by lower tier contractors.

But have you ever sat back and thought for a second, maybe it was you as the client who did the bad job? Not the contractor doing the work?

A concrete projects result is ultimately dictated by the decisions made throughout its entirety, by all parties involved. Of course, the primary contractor needs to know how to do the work required (expertise), as well as he/she also needs to make the correct decisions throughout the process to make sure everything is completed correctly. But wait, lets take a step back in the process….

Who is choosing this contractor to complete the project you require?

What was your decision making behind choosing this contractor?

Far too often the decision made by clients to choose their contractor is based entirely around the bottom dollar value. I’m sorry people, but we’re not shopping for an iPod here where the product is exactly the same at whatever shop you go to, apples just ain’t apples.

Lets go through a basic process to help you choose your contractor more effectively.

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Meeting Your Contractor

Ok, so first things first. Lets take the dollar value out of the equation when meeting your contractors you have chosen to quote your work for the first time, now, lets run through what should be on your mind whilst talking to and receiving your quotations.

Firstly, you want to show your contractor through the work you require, all the time asking for his/her input into what it is you’re trying to achieve.

If you ask lots of questions about your project, you should, with a little analytical thinking, be able to gain useful information about if your contractor is confident with what you have them pricing. As with anything in life, confidence is bred from experience.

If your contractor is hesitant, or seems a little lost in trying to figure out ways of completing certain tasks, you should be able to pick up on this easily and in the back of your mind be putting little crosses against his/her name. Vice versa, you should be able to gain confidence yourself in the ability of the contractor if you can see them having no problems with what you require and are also confident themselves in completing your work.

After this first evaluation of your project, start asking plenty of more questions about the contractor personally. Highlighted areas you will want to find out about are the persons history in the industry, what areas have they specialised in and so forth. It doesn’t hurt to write a checklist of things you wish to ask, make sure all topics are being covered, all the time gaining information that you can evaluate better over a coffee when they leave.

Finally during the quoting process, ask your contractor if they have any address’s of previous work that you can go and look at first hand.

He/she should be able to provide you with several sites that you can visit to showcase their work.

If they cannot or will not provide these address’s, this would be a big red flag up against their name.

Either they have limited address’s they can show because they haven’t been around that long, or they simple don’t have anything they’re willing to show off.

I know myself personally, that as a contractor who takes great pride in his work, I am always looking to “show off” what I have done.

Finally, check to see if your contractor has a website. Although this isn’t by any means something that you would rate a dirty old concreter on, but having a website proves one thing…

Willingness to portray his/her business, history and previous work in the public forum of the internet for criticism by their peers.

The website doesn’t need to be the most flash thing out there, but it should show at least photos of their projects, hopefully, along with testimonials from happy clients.

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Receiving Your Quotation

So after your initial meeting with your contractor quoting your project, you will either receive a quotation there on the spot, or have one emailed to you after they leave. A lot of the time this can depend on the size and complexity of your project. Often it is easy enough to work out some pricing on the spot for smaller projects, but larger, more detailed projects may take an hour or so to work all the figures out correctly.

How you receive your quotation is a very important part of you decision making.

What you receive will depend completely on the professional approach of the contractor.

Did you get a price on the back of a business card with nothing really explained? (Big RED flag!)

Did you get a hand written quotation with nothing really explained but at least they had a business header on the form? (Need to evaluate further, bit hard to tell.)

Did you get a hand written quotation with a business header and everything explained in detail? (Making your decision making a bit easier now aren’t we?)

Did you get an emailed quotation with business header, everything explained in detail, along with appropriate attached information that can help you on your project and also several job address’s that you can visit to inspect first hand? (Now we’re talking business!)

You can see where I’m heading with all this. These are all factors you should be taking into consideration before you even get to the money value for your work.

From here, wait until you receive all your quotations from competing contractors, summarise a checklist on paper or in your head, and start working out in an order which contractor do you feel confident in that can complete your work correctly.

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Final Decisions

After you’ve received all your quotations and you’ve gone through your checklist to figure out which are your top choices for your project, then we can start talking turkey with the persons quoting.

Firstly, there are a few things you need to understand as to not offend the person quoting your work.

A good quality concreter has worked for years gaining the necessary expertise he/she needs.

Although there is no listed apprenticeship for our industry, it takes a minimum of 2 years on the screed before you get the hang of it properly, at least 4 years of finishing before considering yourself a decent finisher, along with a minimum of 6-8 years working decorative finishes like exposed aggregate and concrete resurfacing techniques.

Our skills in the industry have not only taken a long time to learn, but we’ve also done it busting our bums day in / day out in one of the most physical trades out there.

Your pricing will be based around industry standard meter rates that technically are adhered to by most contractors.

But, depending on the extent of your work and what needs to go into it, your pricing will vary from contractor to contractor taking into account the level of experience and knowledge they bring to the equation.

When I talk about experience and knowledge, this is directly linked to not only how well they screed and finish, but all the little things they’re going to put into your pricing that will make sure your project is first class and not something that’s going to fall apart at a later stage.

Lets get back on track now with the money side of things.

Okay, so you’ve gone through all your checklists and chosen your contractor based on the confidence you have in them to provide the work to you.

If you’re happy with the price, give them a call and organise some start date. Getting in early is important as a quality contractor will usually be back logged with work.

If you think there is room to move on the pricing, then by all means, broach this topic with the contractor.

But….

Please don’t ask them to match the price of the other contractor, instead, simply just say something along the lines of….

“I’ve gone through all the quotes and I really think you can do the best job for me, however, you were a little dearer than the cheapest quote, can you sharpen up your pencil at all?”

You will very rarely find a negative responsive or attitude from approaching the situation this way. We as contractors, fundamentally have quoted your project with the intention of winning the job. So yes, we will always be happy to sharpen up the pricing a bit if that’s what it takes to win the job. But, don’t expect a massive drop in pricing, we still work off the opinion of not devaluing our trade and expertise, but, every dollar counts right?

Just remember at all times, there are two parties involved in each project.

The key to keeping both parties happy, is firstly making sure you, as the client, choose the correct concrete contractor through process of elimination and not just choosing them because they were the cheapest price.

If you have used your intelligence and succeeded in your decision making, the rest of the equation will be taken care of by the skilled installer you have chosen to do your work, subsequently you should never have to utter the phrases I mentioned at the start.

Happy hunting.

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Ensuring a Quality Driveway Installation

Whether you’re installing a concrete driveway for your new home, or ripping up your old one to upgrade to a shiny new exposed aggregate one, there are a number of items on the installation check list that you should make sure your contractor ticks off, to guarantee a quality, long lasting product.

You can choose a skilled concreter as far as finishing goes, who will make your concrete driveway surface look great, but the differences between a Quality Project, an Acceptable Job and OMG What Has Happened often comes down to the little things within the concrete layers.

Excavation & Subgrading

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Lets begin with the dig out of your site. As a general rule of thumb when excavating, if you’re digging out good fill, sand or rock, then it’s perfectly fine for that to be excavated and sub-graded ready for the new concrete. On the other hand, if your contractor is encountering clay seams throughout the area, then a bit of further work needs to be carried out.

It is a good idea to remove these clay seam areas and replace them with good, solid fill. What will typically happen, is when the concrete is placed over the clay seam, it will sink from the concrete’s weight, causing the concrete itself to move and at best find a point to crack along, at worst….fail and lift/drop in that section completely.

Steel Installation

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From here we start working on the steel and expansion material installations that form the backbone of your concrete driveway.

Firstly, N12 starter dowels should at least be drilled into all cold joint trip points where the new concrete is meeting old concrete in a walk through area. These dowels are drilled into the existing concrete, then will be in the middle of the new concrete while it is installed, this will create a strengthening point which will not allow the new concrete to either drop or lift above or below the existing concrete level.

Next, Abel Flex expansion foam should be installed at all cold joints where new concrete meets old concrete. This material allows the concrete to shrink during the curing stage without pulling away from the adjoining hard surface, as well as, if the concrete does move at some stage in the future, it has a cushioning barrier where the tension can’t get too high causing the concrete to lift above the joint.

Then we move onto the slab mesh installation. Slab mesh should be installed throughout the entire area approximately 50mm from the edge of your new concrete, then chaired to a minimum depth of 50% of your new concrete.

We push onto the final necessity which are re-entry bars. These are made typically from N12 deformed bar and placed at all internal corners of your new concrete, which are usually a high percentage point of failure for cracking.

Concrete Installation

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During your concrete installation, assuming that you have hired a skilled person on the screed and trowel, there is only one thing that you need to keep an eye on, water content.

The water acts as a separator for the the materials within and reduces strength throughout the concrete as a whole, as well as separating the matrix on the surface which is to be finished. Apart from not wanting to weaken your concrete for obvious reasons, if the surface matrix (mixture of sand and cement on the surface), is watered down and separated, it can a lot of the time cause your concrete to start dusting up and eroding. If this happens with plain grey concrete, it’s not the end of the world, as a simple clean and seal will fix the problem, however, if it happens with your exposed aggregate concrete, you may find yourself having stones start to let go and not be held in properly, leaving a terrible looking result over a short period of time.

Finishing Up

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Control joints need to be installed on all concrete driveways. These control joints act to weaken a certain high percentage cracking line, which allows the concrete to find that weakened point and (hopefully), crack within the control joint that has been installed. Control joints can be installed either during the pour by tooling them into the concrete, or saw cut into the concrete after the setting process (typically 2 days after pouring).

It is also advised that you seal your new concrete, then continue to maintain the sealer every 12 months after installation. Sealer acts as a vapor barrier, stopping water from penetrating into the surface matrix of the concrete. Whilst also making it easier to clean, it stops the concrete surface from eroding away.

I hope you found some of this information informative. Have a chat with your contractor during the quotation process to make sure all these areas are not only included in your pricing, but are 100% to be installed.

It’s always better to pay a little more for a quality installation, rather than saving some money upfront, only to end up paying double down the track when things start to fail.

Covacrete Resurfacing – Style Choices

Decorative Covacrete Resurfacing is the process of taking your existing old, worn out concrete area, then through the process of overlay resurfacing, creating something sleek and stylish that will have your friends and family envious with your new concrete.

Typically we start out the process with any repair work that is required, fixing small cracks and depressions with grinding and patching products, also, if required, removing sections of the previous concrete that cannot be repaired and replacing it with new concrete before starting the process.

Once this is completed, the surface areas receives an acid bath and high pressure clean, removing some of the remaining existing surface, whilst also getting rid of unwanted dirt, mold and greasy particles.

From there we begin our actual resurfacing process, which typically the products use do not change, only the application in which they are applied. We generally base coat your existing area to make sure everything is nice and smooth for our new product, then we tape whatever patterns are required, then we spray our main colouring and border colours, followed by decorative applications of swirls, patching and flecks, finally finishing off with 2 coats of high grade sealer.

Standard Finishing Style

Our standard finishing style consists of the basics.

After repair work and base coatings are completed, a basic taping pattern is laid down, usually in a diamond or tile shape and a border if required.

The entire surface is then sprayed with Covacrete in the colour of clients choosing, followed by off setting flecks. Then after removing the tape revealing our pattern, 2 coats of high grade sealer are applied.

Contemporary Finishing Style

Our Contemporary finishing style consists of a little more intricate design, with more of an old fashioned type feel to the end result.

After repair work and base coatings have been completed, we then proceed with our taped patterns in the design our clients choose. These may consist of center pieces like a compass, borders and inserts from sides into the main surface area, these borders may also be a mock tile design.

We then proceed to spray the borders and center pieces with different colours than what is to be sprayed over the main area. We then tape these areas off ready for the main coatings of Covacrete.

The main surface area is then sprayed in a different colour of the clients choosing, followed by off setting flecks to add some depth and character, finally finishing off with removing all the tape and 2 coats of high grade sealer.

Modern Finishing Style

Our Modern finishing style is a blend of sharply contrasted colours and patterns, really adding that WOW factor to your area.

As always, after completion of the preparation work and base coating, we then begin our taped designs on the surface of the concrete. Using triangular patterns with small and large areas, blending and contrasting against different aspects of the existing area as much as possible, maybe adding a border if required as well.

From here we typically give the surface a double coating of the main colour that has been chosen, followed by anywhere from 2-3 other colours that we use for patching full areas, patch sliding out of individual corners of our triangles, and of course swirling designs itemising each triangular area to be individual from the next. Sometimes, flecking is also completed depending on the final results if the area needs to have a little depth added, then of course finishing off by removing our taping and 2 coats of sealer.

This design is a focus on team work and understand between our clients and our selves to come up with something that is truly unique. Although a plan is laid out for the colouring and basic designs, in the end this process comes down to the individual installer’s artistic approach and what he/she see’s needs to be done to work properly throughout the area.

You are hiring the installers artistic approach and ability more so than just someone who you think can complete the work.

Summary

At the end of the day, whichever style suits your fancy, you’ll end up with something that not only looks superb, but really elevates the feel of your property..not to mention increasing it’s value.

Keep in mind what I’ve outlined here for the basic fundamentals of each style, although their names generalise for an end feel to your project, there is no reason why we can’t mix and match these styles to create a style that is truly unique.

Have a chat with us soon about your project, not only are we qualified, professional and experienced installers of Covacrete Resurfacing, we like to give ourselves a few notches on the belt for having the artistic foresight to make any area be a world class design.

New Website Launch

Welcome to our new website!

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After some database errors on our previous CMS, the decision was made to switch our site over to a more efficient CMS with a whole new design and layout. Unfortunately, we had to lose some of our content along this journey, but with a little support from our friends on Facebook and everyone else who follows our progress, I’m sure it won’t be long again until we’re ranking back up where we need to be. In this blog I’ve listed out below each section of our new website for you to take a look at in more detail.

Our Services Page

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We have detailed out our main concrete and resurfacing applications that we provide to our clients. Starting at the old nuts and bolts plain grey concrete, right through to our top of the range covacrete resurfacing and epoxy coating options.

Our Services

Company News Page

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On our News page we update content frequently with projects completed and their details, along with industry and company blogs. Feel free to source our RSS linked at the top of the page to stay up to date with our activity and completed works.

News Articles

Our Galleries Pages

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Our galleries pages consist of photo’s and videos of our completed projects. We update these pages after each project is completed. We also share most of these pictures and videos on our Social Media that you’ll find linked at the top of the page.

Galleries

Colour Charts Page

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Our colour charts page consists of links to our Coloured Concrete and Covacrete Resurfacing colour ranges, along with our aggregate options for exposed projects. All charts are clickable to enlarge to assist decision making.

Decorative Charts

Customer Relations and Contact Information Pages

For our customer relations section, you will find a testimonials page with feed back from our completed works given directly to Home Improvement Pages (our main advertiser). These testimonials are verified independently through HI Pages and whether they are good or bad, they go against our name.

On our Terms of Service page you will find a basic disclaimer for our clients to read, understand and agree to prior to us commencing work. Only basic information, but it’s good for both client and contractor to be on the same page with all the finer details.

Last but certainly not least, the most important section of our new website. Wander on over to our contact page where you can either click the phone number to get in contact with us, or fill out our form to shoot us an email. We always look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for taking the time to read through our first blog for the new website, I hope you enjoy the site as much as I have in building it. If you notice anything that could be improved, or would just like to leave your comments, please feel free to do so below.