Concrete Resurfacing Coomera

Decorative Resurfacing Coomera

Project Description

Location: Coomera
Project Size: 35sqm

About 3 months ago now we were originally around at our clients house extending his patio area out the back to better make use of the room they have. The original concrete patio was quite small with a small pathway as well, utilising some garden areas, which of course would have looked quite fine, but a good train of thought here is always making the most of the room you have.

So a few month down the track after installing the new concrete, we returned to resurfacing the concrete patio and side pathway in our custom, modern styled finish.

As always, a solid acid wash was completed first, then allowing the concrete 24hrs to dry out thoroughly. Returning the next day, I applied two modified base coatings over the exposed aggregate concrete and a single, standard base coating over the plain grey I had poured earlier. After a bit of work on the grinder with the control joints, along with hand rubbing out the lumps, we had our canvass to work on the following day.

We decided to stick with the standard base colouring for the taped lines (white), from there we applied two spray coatings of Blue Mountain. After those two coatings had dried, we returned with our custom cut swirls and began working on each individual triangle area with Natural colouring making some nice swirls, corner patches and blocked out wholes.

Finishing up with a Natural fleck, we tore up all the taped lines revealing a lovely piece of work, then topped it all off with two coats of high grade acrylic sealer.

I love doing this finish for our decorative resurfacing, it’s a full custom design that relies more so on our perception of how it should work, rather than a dictated course of action. It’s always nice to be able to have to think about every aspect of the job at hand, put everything into it, then stand back at the end and admire what you have achieved.

Thank you as always to our clients, we’re very glad you love your project and thank you for not only the work, but also the morning coffee’s to get us going in the middle of Winter.

See you next for the Epoxy Garage.

Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Maudslands

Concrete Resurfacing Maudsland

Project Description

Location: Maudsland
Project Size: 94sqm

We started off this week rejuvinating a driveway out at Maudsland. It had originally been completed in colour, but unfortunately had gotten some cracking through it due to what looks like a typically cut and fill block settling, and as always with colour, any little thing stands out like dogs balls for all to see.

With no structural problems with the concrete, we began with our typical repairing of the cracking which involves grinding out the cracks, then filling them with a custom brew of product. The theory behind repairing of cracks, is basically once ground underneath the concrete has settled and moved, allowing the concrete itself to settle and move…and crack, it technically shouldn’t need to settle anymore than it already has. So if we grind out and patch the cracking, usually we never see those cracks again….as long as the steel reinforcing is doing it job of course.

After repairing the cracks we floor grinded back the surface making sure we had enough traction for our products to bite onto, then base coated everything in “Natural” colouring.

8mm taped lines where then applied at 800mm diamonds, two top coatings applied in “Blue Mountain” colouring, then “Natural” flecking applied as well. All finished up with a good coating of acrylic sealer, which after settling for a few days, will make all the lovely colours shine through.

Not an overly complicated project this one, but time consuming all the same. It’s always nice though seeing a piece of concrete that isn’t quite up to scratch, then resurfacing it making it look amazing and modern.

Concrete Resurfacing Maudslands
Concrete Resurfacing Maudslands
Concrete Resurfacing Maudslands
Concrete Refurbishment Arundel

Driveway Refurbishment Arundel

Project Description

Location: Arundel
Project Size: 55sqm

Our clients for this project were in the middle of upgrading their entry, parking and driveway to the house when they called us to price the refurbishment of the driveway section.

The driveway was in relatively good condition and had previously been resurfaced a fair few years ago. Our client wanted to add more concrete to the sides making it wider, so instead of just doing a small extension to the side, which is not very strong, we decided to remove approximately half of the old driveway, firstly, to look like both sides were even and that the project was one whole driveway and hadn’t just been extended to, along with the section that was removed had extensive cracking through it, which we could also eliminate from causing a headache in the future.

Once we had all the old concrete out and everything formed and steel up thoroughly, making sure all the starter dowels and re-entry bars were in place along with the standard reinforcing, the concrete was pour and we walked away until the following week.

On returning I proceeded to get the floor grinder out and make a hell of a mess as usual. I removed all the old surface of the concrete back to stone, then went on with some minor crack repairing, followed by a heavy acid wash making the surface all ready to start applying our products.

Preparation is everything when resurfacing and as always, there was nothing lacking on this one. Not only were the above steps followed, but extra attention put into all the small cold joints and levels making sure this renovated driveway looked exactly like a brand new flash one when finished.

Once all that work was complete, we returned to apply an 800mm diamond pattern with a 150mm border in 12mm tape, two top coats of Almond colour, followed by a charcoal and white fleck to finish off the coatings. A full acrylic sealer was then applied for another lovely finish to be proud of.

Thank you to our clients as always, we look forward to seeing the finished result once the carport is all complete.

Concrete Refurbishment Arundel
Concrete Refurbishment Arundel
Concrete Refurbishment Arundel
Concrete Refurbishment Arundel
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore

Pathway Refurbishment Ashmore

Project Description

Location: Ashmore
Project Size: 25sqm

Our client for this project got onto me from another job we completed just around the corner from her house, from our sign that was out the front. She loved the decorative finish we applied there and wanted her own version to revamp her entry pathway to her house.

Typically, we don’t usually venture this small for work, but I love doing this finish so away we went.

Existing was an exposed aggregate pathway that had previously been resurfaced before, but was worn and old and needed some modernising. I began by getting stuck into it with the floor grinder, removing all the existing top coatings and taking it back down to the stones beneath.

To remove all the grind marks and even out the surface, a base coating was applied in white, followed by taping in the random triangles throughout getting the pathway to flow back to the house.

Almond colouring was then applied over two coats, followed by Ocean Sand colouring for the patching and swirl effects, finished off with a light fleck just to naturalise the appearance.

All the taping was then ripped off and full acrylic sealer applied to finish things off.

As always, a big thank you to our lovely client, I really enjoy running into honest, genuine people to do business with, it’s the main reason I stick with residential work contracting directly to the client.

Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
concrete resurfacing gold coast
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore

Driveway Refurbishment Ashmore

Project Description

Location: Ashmore
Project Size: 94sqm

Our clients for this project got onto us through our website, which is nice to see everything is working well now it is all up and running properly.

On quoting this project we were faced with an ageing exposed aggregate concrete driveway, which having not been protected over the years, had started to erode and look pretty shabby. Still in good condition though for resurfacing, we wasted no time in getting the project underway.

The drain that was initially installed years ago was not working properly, along with a section of the path that had fallen away from the house, so we firstly proceeded to demolish and remove these sections, followed by a proper steep preparation and new concrete and drain installed to these areas.

After our repair work on the cracking sections with a special home brew mix that works wonders, the base coating section was commenced. When going over exposed aggregate, the Resurfacing Compound is modified with extra materials that not only allow for a thicker installation to get the surface smooth, but also makes the product stronger for better wearing over time. Two thick coatings applied by hand, then a good rub back, re-cutting of the control joints and we were all set to spay our final coatings on.

Monday was the day to spray, however, the weatherman for the rest of the week predicted thunderstorms….everyday….all day….all week. So we postponed every day this week leading up to the Friday, then finally after we had had no rain all week, decided the weatherman was delirious and that we were just going to spray anyways and cross the wet bridge if we came to it.

Getting an early start on the Friday, the boys kept the mixes coming whilst I applied the first 2 colour coatings to the surface. Then after a short break, out came the corflute and we began with patterning throughout the finish. Odd bits of swirling and patching work getting everything to blend and flow nicely takes quite a bit of time, but after a few hours, we were happy with the decorations and began ripping up all the taped lines ready for a good coating of sealer.

Although the clouds did close in that afternoon and had us worried for a bit, the rain seemed to luckily bypass us and we finished off with our clients on the patio with a cold beer and some good conversation.

Thank you to our clients as always, not only was your job a pleasure, but your friendliness and hospitality second to none. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Ashmore
Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale

Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale

Project Description

Location: Helensvale
Project Size: 175sqm

We started this project just before Christmas last year installing the side parking and pathways for our customer. Originally, exposed aggregate was going to be poured to match the existing driveway, but after some discussions with our client, we came to the conclusion that if we wanted everything to match, it is best to pour plain concrete and resurfacing everything the same, as opposed to trying to match aggregate that were 10+ years old.

We began this job with the usual acid clean and pressure wash making sure all the surface was well prepared for our new surface to bond to properly, followed by a standard base coating on the plain grey concrete and a double coating of modified base to go over the exposed aggregate concrete.

After a good rub back, two top coatings of “Blue Mountain” were applied over randomly taped triangle patterns, then finished off with 2 off setting flecks and a good coat of sealer.

A relatively standard design these days, but works so well with modern homes it’s hard to not like it.

As always, big thanks to our clients and we wish you all the best with future endeavours.

Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale
Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale
Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale
Concrete Resurfacing Helensvale
Concrete Resurfacing Tallai

Concrete Resurfacing Tallai

Project Description

Location: Tallai
Project Size: 190sqm

Today we finished off the final stages of our project out at Tallai. We originally priced this job about 2 months before Christmas, sliding our clients in with the last book for the year to get the concrete all poured around the pool surrounds.

Returning just after the xmas break, we began preparation on resurfacing not only the pool surrounds that we previously poured, but also the large entertaining area adjoining it.

The pool surrounds was to be completed first, a good clean up to remove the concrete surface, followed by base coating in Oatmeal colouring that was to be the grout line colour. We then proceeded with taping in a 600mm x 400mm offset tile pattern throughout (very time consuming pattern to hand tape), then finished it off with Ocean Sand colouring for the main toppings, flecked with Off White and again Oatmeal to add some character.

Originally we had planned to add some of the tiles as Off White throughout to break the area up like that, but after spraying the Off White, the colour came up a bit off and was far too bright a white to remain on the surface. So upon returning, we grinded those individual tiles back again ready to be re-sprayed, then proceeded to spray them the same colour as the majority of the surface in Ocean Sand.

Typically, we do not guarantee colours and what they go down as is what they stay as, as it is generally out of our control for colours of natural products. But in this scenario I just couldn’t live with the job having the white so far off what we were trying to achieve, and covered the cost and labour of the work required to make sure I personally, (along with our clients of course), was happy with the final result.

After the pool was complete, we shot off over to another project to get the concrete completed on that one, then returned back to job to complete the work on the patio area.

Whoever had installed the patio many moons ago, had the bright idea of fall half of the patio away from the house, then the other half towards the house. I guess they were trying to create a spoon drain like effect to take care of the water……welp, just letting the contractors know who did this…..you stuffed up lads. There were many pooling spots and the water did everything but run where it was intended to go.

So over the course of 3 days over 40 bags of floor leveler were installed to raise the middle section of the slab up, creating (to the best of our abilities with floor leveler which is hard to work with for falls), fall away from the house to the outside of the concrete.

From there we whipped out the floor grinder to smooth it all off and get it coursed up ready to be sprayed.

Another base coating, taping of the offset tiles and a full day’s spraying later, we have the area completed for another successful, and beautiful, pool and entertaining area at a stunning location in the hills around Tallai.

Our clients, as always we are grateful to for your work and it was a pleasure doing business with you. Not long now and the pool should be complete for you and the summer sweats can all be forgotten.

Concrete Resurfacing Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing Tallai
Colour Seal Pimpama

Colour Sealing Pimpama

Project Description

Location: Pimpama
Project Size: 82sqm

25, 26, 27….I’ve honestly lost track of how many days straight it has been now, but with a little “go gettem” attitude, I decided to finish off the last few days before Christmas getting in a Colour Concrete Seal out at Pimpama. We poured this driveway a few weeks back and with it being summer, the concrete had hydrated well enough to have the tint colouring applied. I started with a rub back of a couple of spots, followed by a good blow off and finished with 2 applications of “Sandstone” colour concrete sealer. A great little way to finish off the year and now, finally, time for a rest before starting 2017 off with a bucket load of projects already booked in.

Colour Seal Pimpama
Colour Seal Pimpama
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera

Concrete Resurfacing Coomera

Project Description

Location: Coomera
Project Size: 115sqm

It’s been a while since uploading anything to the website, it’s been a very busy few months with not only work, but also moving house which is always a headache at best. First of our updates are for a project we completed at Coomera just recently. Upon inspection and quoting of this project, we were confronted with an existing concrete driveway at a recently renovated premises right near the water at Coomera. The existing driveway had been covacrete resurfaced what appeared to be many years ago and with general wear and tear over that time had become quite degraded. We began with a full floor grind of the existing covacrete bringing the surface back to an acceptable level for re-spraying. Once a heavy acid and pressure wash was also applied, our client had another contractor come in to install the concrete curbing going around the perimeter. We then returned to mask everything, base coat and apply our top coatings of covacrete in Blue Mountain, Bluegum and Graphite colours. A few coats of hard seal later and another project successfully completed with satisfied clients. It really is nice to be working for good people when completing difficult jobs, our clients here were top class and a pleasure to do business with, we thank them not only for their work, but also their hospitality.

Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete Resurfacing Mudgeerabah

Project Description

Location: Mudgereeba
Project Size: 92sqm

Having previously installed all the new concrete at this address a week or so ago, we return at the start of this week to begin the resurfacing stage. Starting things off with a quick floor grind due to all the leaves and seeds that had fallen onto the surface during the poor while it was windy, we then proceeded with a heavy acid clean and pressure wash removing all the bad particles from the surface for the best boding possible of our covacrete product. We had already completed several projects at this address for our client, so we basically just followed suit matching the new surface with what we had already completed before. A nice base coating was applied to smooth things out, followed by 2 coats of charcoal with an ash grey fleck, finished off with 2 coats of sealer. This project all complete now and we hope to see our clients again in the near future for their next project they have in mind.