It required more planning as well as prep work than the standard concrete. Installers need to mix the concrete in order to get the right consistency with the use of more water than normal. Also, care must be taken into great considerations if you are choosing the aggregate. Although they will act as filler in order to give concrete its strength, they are primarily chosen for its excellent aesthetic appeal in terms of exposed finishes. Installers must inspect the stone of texture, color, and size so as to get the desired outcome.
Experts highly emphasized that such kind of finish is suitable for low-traffic applications. They are the best solution for walkways, patios, and even in concrete porches. Also, they might be appropriate for some driveways but are not being used on road due to the fact that they cannot carry heavy traffic loads.
First, a fresh concrete base will be poured. It will be troweled smooth with the use of a wooden trowel or float.
Second, the mixture will be poured over the concrete. Using a broom or rake, it must be spread. There are some installers making use of a piece of lumber or perhaps a concrete float in order to press the stones into the top of the wet concrete with an aim of embedding them in place.
Lastly, a lawn roller will be used to smooth out the surface and get rid of unwanted bumps or lumps.
During the installation process, sealing is very important. Be aware that when unsealed, they can easily become dirty and might even wear away over time because of heavy foot traffic. Also, they will become very susceptible to moisture and other outdoor elements. Installers can actually choose between two basic types of sealers