Process & Patterns
Concrete Surface Preparation Methods:
- Removal of any foreign materials – paint, old sealer, old concrete, mortar etc.
- Grinding of rough edges, trip hazards and repair of holes from old posts etc.
- Grinding of cracks, depending on what cracks are present.
- Acid washing and high pressure cleaning of area.
The steps and preparation of the concrete surface is extremely important.
- Repair of cracks.
- Masking of walls etc. to prevent overspray
- A primer coat is then applied which supports in the molecular bonding process of the spray-on pattern paving to the original concrete surface.
- Levelling of surface – if going over exposed aggregate for example.
- The base coat is applied in the colour of your choice. This becomes the mortar or grout line of your new spray-on pattern paving.
- The stencil pattern concrete paving, including a border if required, is now installed on top of the base coat and fixed to the surface
- Spraying of border colour. 1-2 coats of your border then sprayed.
- When the border is properly dried it is covered up.
- Spraying of main colour – usually two coats are applied, the final coat providing the textured anti-slip safety surface.
- Removal of stencil pattern and cleaning of surface.
- Application of sealant – usually two coats is applied to protect your new spray paving for many years to come.
- Area is roped off so that no objects of weight can be placed on the finished concrete driveway surface or driven over for a minimum of 3 days after completion.
- Area should be resealed approximately every 2-3 years depending on what type of usage and degree of wear and tear.
- We provide you with information on how to maintain your new spray paving.
Specifications and designs subject to change without notification___________________________________________________________