The Art of Concrete is a landscape contractor that offers custom concrete services for your home or business. We have been providing services to Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph since 2005.
We find what your main goal is for the space your looking to create. Once the main goal is layed out we go to work coming up with unique designs that will be sure to impress you!
We offer custom stamped concrete finishes, such as slate and large patterned designs. Stamped concrete is great for creating backyard patio areas.
What about the front entrances and driveways? Exposed aggregate concrete has benefits of being a decorative landscape and durability to last a lifetime.
A flexible and economical option becoming more widely used is Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). As the name suggests GFRC is concrete reinforced with fibres that enhance the strength of prepared panels reducing weight and allowing for larger panels to be manufactured. Fibres allow flexibility in the concrete that is otherwise non-existent creating a break resistant surface.
Traditionally used externally, GFRC is also used to make tables, kitchen countertops, fireplace mantles and surrounds, vanity, decorative, furniture pieces and detailed design features. Quality replica artificial rocks may be made at a fraction of the costs of actual product purchase and usually at an increased durability.
We service Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Woodstock, Brantford, Toronto, London,Ottawa.
When it comes to looking for a new driveway if it sometimes difficult to differentiate what driveway is best suited for you. I have put together some of the different driveway paving options or ideas;
Asphalt paving-Your typical driveway solution. This is a fast approach to creating a driveway, can be completed in very little time. Some benefits are not slippery, melts easily on warm days. The downfalls of asphalt are that it does not have expansion joints and will crack or easily settle creating potential potholes. Typically start seeing cracks the first year. I've found asphalt paving costs starts anywhere from $500+.
Interlocking stone or pavers- Skilfull driveway solution. This is a much slower approach to have a driveway created. The timeline for install can be much greater than asphalt . The benefits that I have found with interlocking pavers, is the unlimited amount of interlock patterns available. The downfall with interlock is the innate ability to stay flat throughout the seasons. Similar to asphalt the interlocking can create potential potholes. To have the driveway re-flattened can cost almost the same as initial install. Weeds is another issue with interlocking pavers. Being a concrete contractor I still do like the "look" of interlocking pavers. I've found interlocking pavers cost can starts anywhere from $16/sq.ft+
Concrete driveways-Unique durable driveway solution. A concrete driveway can be installed in many different finishes. The most durable solution for a concrete driveway is exposed aggregate concrete. This is virtually a pebble stone surface. 1000's of stones exposed to the elements. The down fall with concrete is that it will crack, concrete will crack after approximately 30 hours after install. The trick of the trade is to cut the concrete before than 30hours. If the concrete is cut for expansion, this reduces any further cracking anywhere else. Being a concrete contractor our exposed aggregate driveway cost starts at $15/sq.ft
We service the following cities; Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Woodstock area surrounding areas.
"On the grind" grinding off thick concrete paint. Preparing for a concrete overlay. we are hired to flatten a basement floor.
The most durable flooring solution for high traffic areas. what is polished concrete? concrete surfaces are ground using fast rotating diamond pads. generally the surface should be started at 80 grit and then 120grit then 240grit up to 3000grit. 3000grit will give you a very nice shine. A densifier can be used to seal and strengthen the concrete. Polished concrete costs can start at $5sq.ft.