Plain Concrete Pimpama

Plain Concrete Pimpama

Project Description

Location: Pimpama
Project Size: 82sqm

Originally having quoted this driveway almost a year ago when it was still in planning, we return once building was complete to finalise the pricing and commence work. Expecting a typical driveway installation in exposed aggregate concrete, we were confronted with a Gold Coast shortage of white stone again so we decided to switch the job over to colour. Upon inspection, there were also other areas that were in need of concrete later, plus the entrace to the house that was already poured in plain grey would also need to be coloured, so we decided to switch things up again by putting down a plain grey base to start with, then return in a few weeks to apply a tint sealer with a sandstone colouring to the entire areas. With all the usual preparation for steel and machine, work, everything was formed up and poured today with no problems what so ever, in fact, I’m pretty sure we were there for 3 hours in total to get this poured, everyone loves Summer and the concrete going off like a bomb. We seem to be running into the best clients of late with these clients being no exception. It’s always nice to work for well mannered and courteous people, it makes us work that much harder to get everything right as well, always a pleasure.

Plain Concrete Pimpama
Plain Concrete Pimpama
Plain Concrete Riverlinks

Plain Concrete Riverlinks

Project Description

Location: Riverlinks
Project Size: 90sqm

Our client on this occasion hates grass. More to the point, despises mowing. So the call was made, we would concrete the majority of his lawned area. Fair call if you ask me. Being in a beautiful Gold Coast location at Riverlinks, they already had a nice exposed aggregate driveway, to which we were to attempt to match the stone (as best as possible), with the new concrete. After the usual run around with sales reps attending the site to inspect, plus also the all too common supplier running out of white stone lately, we went on a completely different approach, putting down plain grey concrete at first, then returning later to covacrete spray all the new concrete, as well as the existing driveway and entrances to the house. Nothing overly special for the first stage of this project, your typical machine leveling followed by full steel up with expansions, then a pump to place the 10 odd cubic meters of concrete, finally finished up with a machine trowel all ready for us to come back, remove the surface and spray our new surfacing. Hopefully time permitting, we should be able to return just after the Christmas break and have this job completed in full.

Plain Concrete Riverlinks
Plain Concrete Riverlinks
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
Exposed Aggregate Driveway Maudsland

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Maudsland

Project Description

Location: Maudsland
Project Size: 96sqm

Having quoted our clients a number of months in advance, we returned once handover was due to complete their new home off with some new concrete areas. With all the typical machine, saw cutting and steel requirements, we completed a 24sqm new patio area tile base all ready for our clients to install their tiles, along with a 72sqm exposed aggregate concrete driveway with 90% black stone and 10% white stone. We really enjoyed this project as everything seemed to run relatively smoothly, all the drains were close by and the site being relatively flat to work on. We will be returning tomorrow afternoon to saw cut the control joints, along with a nice acid clean to really make the new exposed aggregate shine.

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Maudsland
Exposed Aggregate Driveway Maudsland
Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Pimpama

Project Description

Location: Pimpama
Project Size: 60sqm

With our clients recently moving up from Canberra building their first new home, we were happy to provide them with their new exposed aggregate driveway. A relatively normal driveway installation here, with the curbing being removed and council cross over requirements being adhered to, all the necessary steel was installed including 100mm of 25mpa Dalmation 50% aggregate. We’ll return Monday to saw cut the control joints and give it a nice acid clean so it’s all nice and sparkly.

Exposed Aggregate Driveway
Exposed Aggregate Driveway
Plain Concrete Driveway

Concrete Driveway Wongawallan

Project Description

Location: Mount Nathan
Project Size: 62sqm

The end of this week saw us returning to our clients at Wongawallan for the next pour for their larger project they have in mind. Last time we were here we installed the front cross over section from the road to the gate, whilst this time we completed more of the driveway along with some entry steps. Our clients have a really good overall design in mind and the steps at the front, once all the turf is placed between them will look amazing, especially once the remainder of the driveway and carport areas are completed with new concrete then finally covacrete resurfaced. This is a long term on going project, just completing smaller sections until we finally get the 400sqm + of new concrete poured and the decorative finishing. We will update each section as we go, with a final writeup for the entire job once all completed.

Concrete Driveway Wongawallan
Concrete Driveway Wongawallan
Exposed Aggregate Pool

Exposed Aggregate Pool Area Mount Nathan

Project Description

Location: Mount Nathan
Project Size: 87sqm

Well wasn’t this one a doosie. We went out to quote our client over a month ago now and got the OK to go ahead pretty much straight away. Our client was undertake the machine work and drainage before we came in to complete the concreting. Once we arrived, we were working out the drainage for the area that had been installed, and came to the conclusion that the falls on the drains would not be sufficient for the amount of water that this area receives. The only problem with this being that we were in Mount Nathan, which means after you get through the 100mm of so of clean soil, you immediately hit shale and bluestone. So we instructed our client that unfortunately he’d have to get a machine in again to break through the rocks and get more falls on the drain, as there was no point installing this project and just hoping for the best with the drainage. Above all else, we do everything in our power to provide our clients with not only something that looks great, but also does the job it’s meant to. So after some back breaking work, our client had the drainage installed to the correct falls and we came back to box everything up, put in all the steel and abel flex, then get ready for a pour. Unfortunately we then found out upon booking the concrete that Gold Coast suppliers had run out of the white stone for our aggregate mix which is vital in the overall look our client was going for, so from there, the waiting game began whilst the suppliers sought out a new supplier. After about a 2 week wait, we got the call that the stone had come in, so we booked in the boys and the pump and got to work. This was a relatively complicated pour as there were multiple drainage points to factor into our placement whilst we were undergoing the usual careful work of making sure all the stones were embedded properly during the pour. With all the concrete in we hosed it off with about a 7-10% exposed rate and brought out the nice, all natural riverstone finish. Returning a few days later, we completed the saw cut control joints along with a good acid clean. After just over a month with our client waiting patiently for the work to be completed, they were rewarded with an amazing new pool surrounds and play area that the kids will enjoy for years to come.

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.

Concrete Pathway

Concrete Pathways Mudgereeba

Project Description

Location: Mudgereeba
Project Size: 92sqm

After receiving a call from an old client that we have completed several job for them in past, we were happy to find out about the new things they have been completing on their property, along with the new concrete needed to go with it. A new de-mountable granny flat has been installed at their property in a beautiful natural timber finish and now pathways and a driveway were to be completed for access and parking. We started off with the typical machine works to sub-grade the area as needed, then formed up some nice curved pathways leading from the existing house to the granny flat, followed by another path leading down to the new driveway. After everything was all formed and steeled up, we completed the concrete pour today with a solid 100mm of 25MPA concrete. Only needing a limited finish as we will be returning soon to covacrete the new concrete, the surface it has on it now will be removed completely before adding a nice charcoal and ash grey flecked finish. It’s always a pleasure having clients call us back to their property after a few years have passed because they know they can rely on us to give them exactly what they require.

Concrete Resurfacing

Covacrete Clean and Seal Ormeau

Project Description

Location: Ormeau
Project Size: 307sqm

Having previously installed the concrete and decorative resurfacing at this property just over a year ago, it was time for our clients to re-treat their concrete with a good clean and fresh coat of sealer. Unfortunately as well, another contractor had been back not long ago and had placed a full load of stones on top of one section, then whilst removing the stones with their bobcat, had damaged a large area with grazes and chips. So firstly, we hit the surface with a light acid clean and pressure wash, removing all the old dirt and stains that were hanging around, followed by mixing up another load of our Covacrete colour and hand brushing out the imperfections, trying to get everything to blend better through the area. This will leave the patched sections slightly darker than the existing covacrete as it is newer, but over time it will begin to blend back to the existing colour again, (at least the damaged areas have been removed now). We finished it off with a full coat of acrylic sealer for a nice new glossy shine. We recommend re-sealing your decorative resurfacing every 12 months, it’s the most effective way of making sure you get the longest life span possible out of our products.