Concrete Driveways Coquitlam
Coquitlam's Best Driveway Contractor
As a leading concrete driveway contractor in Coquitlam, our expertise lies in delivering top-notch solutions that seamlessly blend durability and aesthetic appeal. Our commitment to excellence extends to meticulous detailing and precision in every project, creating concrete installations that not only enhance the visual appeal but also stand the test of time. With a focus on innovation and quality craftsmanship, we’re dedicated to providing the Coquitlam community with superior concrete solutions that elevate both residential and commercial properties.
We are frequently contacted to remove an existing driveway. We are fully equipped to demolish concrete driveways, transport them to a recycling facility, and repurpose them as a new foundation for future concrete work. Rather than hiring a separate concrete demolition contractor, save money and time by letting us handle everything.
Planning The Design
Our process begins with confirming the layout of the driveway. To communicate any changes in design effectively, we use spray paint to show the new layout to the owner. Once the owner is satisfied with the design, we proceed to the forming stage. This meticulous approach ensures clear communication and alignment of expectations before moving forward with the construction process.
Forming The Driveway
We construct driveways to withstand the test of time, which is why all of our driveways are built to the highest of standards. We begin by laying down a 4-inch-thick plus gravel base. We always use rebar and never mesh, so if your driveway cracks, it won’t separate because the rebar will keep it together for the rest of its life cycle. We only use top-of-the-line air-entrained concrete mixes. To add additional protection, we recommend using one of our driveway sealers.
Types Of Driveways We Build
Concrete Driveways with Stamped Concrete are available in a wide variety of designs and colours. Stamped concrete resembles stone, slate, and wood. Numerous colours are available to achieve high-quality, realistic results. Each stamped concrete driveway is customised to your specifications. When stamped concrete is completed, it is sealed to protect it from the elements and to improve its appearance. In the winter, caution should be exercised to avoid salting and icing these driveways; they are the most expensive type of driveway and should be protected.
Broom Finish Driveways
The broom finish driveway is the most common type of driveway that we pour at our company. It is possible to achieve this finish by running a horsehair broom across the concrete surface just before the final set is achieved. During the winter months, the broom finish concrete driveway provides excellent slip resistance. If desired, integral colour can be added to the design.
Why is Broom Finish Concrete So Popular ?
Firstly, for those who appreciate broom finishes utilitarian qualities, the roughened surface created by the broom finish provides enhanced traction, reducing the risk of slipping—especially in wet conditions. This makes it a practical choice for driveways and walkways where safety is paramount. Simultaneously, the broom pattern adds a subtle texture that prevents the concrete from appearing too plain, contributing to a visually interesting and varied surface. Additionally, the ease of maintenance and durability associated with broom finished concrete make it a cost-effective and long-lasting solution, appealing to homeowners seeking both functionality and a touch of textured charm in their outdoor spaces
Float Finish Driveways
The float finish concrete driveway’s rough texture makes it a safe yet decorative concrete finish. The float finish is a random appearance that is ideal for individuals who prefer a less formal and linear appearance than the broom finish. Float finish driveways are comparable to broom finish driveways in terms of price and are frequently saw cut rather than hand cut to incorporate decorative elements. Concrete borders can be added to concrete driveways with a float finish.
Float Finish with A Border
Concrete driveways with bordered float finish are more expensive than a standard float finish. Any of our other finishes or colours can be used for the border if desired. Borders can be monolithic or poured separately depending on the size and design. The driveway should be sealed with concrete sealer, as we recommend for all of our concrete.
Modern Driveway Styles
A contemporary concrete driveway generally has a smooth finish with evenly spaced saw cuts. A modern driveway may include gaps between the slabs to allow for grass growth, or it may have stones or even artificial grass between slabs. The modern driveway finish can be lightly textured using an acid wash, a light sandblast, or a light wash. For more information on contemporary style driveways, please visit our driveways section.
Exposed Aggregate Driveways
The exposed aggregate concrete driveway is one of the most popular decorative concrete driveways in the city. When sealed, the exposed rock provides a beautiful decorative surface for the wet and cold winters. Winter maintenance is still necessary, even if the area has already been exposed. Driveways made of Exposed Aggregate Concrete can be coloured to match the colour scheme of the house or to serve as an accent piece.
Acid Stain Driveways
The Acid Stain Concrete Driveway is truly unique. After approximately 30 days, acid stain is applied to the concrete driveway. Driveways that are going to be acid stained should be free of spills and other stains; oil stains, for example, can degrade the quality of subsequent acid staining. Each time, the acid stains react with the concrete, resulting in a one-of-a-kind work of art. Acid-stained concrete driveways exhibit a warm earthy hue and are typically sealed with a high gloss sealer.
Light Sandblast Driveways
The Concrete Driveway with a Light Sandblast is created by sandblasting or lightly washing the surface. If sandblasting is not feasible, a light sandblast effect can be achieved by washing the driveway. We have depth-controlled concrete surface retarders for light washes. This driveway has a shallow retardation depth, exposing only the sand in the concrete matrix; this concrete finish contains no aggregate.
Creative Driveway Combinations
Concrete driveway combinations provide all of the above options in any combination and design you can think of, and they are extremely durable. The design of the driveway is just as important as the materials used in its construction. The ultimate goal is for the two of them to have a perfect marriage. Colors are virtually limitless, and the patterns and finishes are only limited by your own imagination and design skills. The specifications for each decorative concrete driveway that we construct are specific to our customers’ needs and desires.
Exposed Aggregate with Borders
Many custom homes feature driveways with exposed aggregate concrete. Any of the finishes above or below, as well as mortared natural stone or brick borders, we pour a sunken rough slab border for those mortared options. One of the more expensive options for a driveway is one that features exposed aggregate and border combinations. Spray paint is a common and effective tool for experimenting with border designs before they are actually formed.
Stamped Concrete and Borders
Stamped concrete driveways with borders are an additional high-end option for driveways made of concrete. Combining these two items creates a wide range of options. Color hardeners can be either integral or topical. Natural rock and stone effects can be created using up to eight different colours from our extensive colour range. Prior to or after the main body, depending on the desired finish, borders are poured. eight different colours, allowing for highly realistic rock and stone effects to be created. Depending on the desired finish, borders are poured either before or after the main body of the concrete.
Smooth Finish Driveways
This style is popular for its minimalist and contemporary appeal, enhancing the overall look of residential and commercial properties. However, it’s essential to note that the smooth finish can become slippery when wet, posing potential safety concerns. This characteristic prompts homeowners and property developers to consider the trade-off between the driveway’s visual appeal and the need for slip-resistant features, especially in regions with frequent rainfall or inclement weather conditions. Despite this consideration, many still appreciate the sophistication and simplicity that smooth finish driveways bring to architectural designs.
In terms of concrete work, driveways take the most abuse. Keep your driveway free of salt and other ice melt products to avoid damage. Don’t let your car drip these corrosive liquids and oil onto it, because most stains are nearly impossible to remove from your new driveway.
Regular sealer application will keep your driveway protected and beautiful for many years to come. All of our customers can take advantage of our maintenance services, which ensure the longevity of their investment.
Other Services We Provide
Patios - Steps - Walkways - Pool Decks - Walls - and More.....
Do We Offer Driveway Repairs ?
No, would be our most common response to driveway repairs. There are very few occasions when driveway repairs are made just for aesthetic reasons. Please visit our webpage for additional information on concrete repairs.
Why Work With Us ....
Your Concrete Driveway Contractor
Where durability meets design, elevate your property with our comprehensive concrete driveway solutions. Whether you prefer the modern simplicity of a smooth finish or the intricate designs of stamped concrete, we are here to turn your dreams into reality. From the initial consultation to the final installation, our skilled team ensures precision, quality, and customer satisfaction. Our expertise encompasses various concrete finishes, including stamped patterns, exposed aggregate, broom finish, and smooth finishes, allowing us to cater to your unique preferences and style. Choose us for your driveway needs, and let our craftsmanship redefine the entrance to your home or business.