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___________________________________________________________