Exposed Aggregate Concrete uses natural resources and products that vary in size, shape and colour. All suppliers take required measures to ensure that the products supplied reach Australian standards. Samples are examples of finished products and are only indicative of the finished product that can be achieved through the process of laying and exposing concrete. There is no guarantee that the products will match the sample to the exact specifications.
To ensure that the product is finished properly, qualified and experienced concrete contractors must be used. Newport Premix Concrete & Garden Supplies can assist you with recommendations in relation to finding such experienced contractors. The method of exposing the aggregate of fresh concrete can generate wash of water that contains cement and other contaminants. All wash water must be contained on site and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Never allow wash water to enter any drainage system or natural waterway.
After exposing the concrete, Newport Premix Concrete & Garden Supplies recommends a light acid wash which will ensure that any excess cement covering aggregate is removed. Two coats of clear sealer should be applied upon completion to enhance and protect the decorative concrete surface. This will ensure that the concrete will maintain its desired look and help to reduce the risk of staining the surface of the concrete.
Due to concrete being made up of natural resources, there is the risk of slight variations which Newport Premix Concrete & Garden Supplies will not be held liable for.
Newport Premix Concrete & Garden Supplies prides itself on supplying the highest quality product and the best service possible. Information gathered when purchasing concrete will be used to ensure the correct mixes are offered to you, while assisting you with any special needs or requirements you may have.
The fourth most common mineral in the Earth’s crust (by weight) is Iron. Hence, aggregates can contain soluble iron minerals that when exposed to moisture and air will oxidise and release a staining rust-like leachate. This condition is more commonly referred to as “iron stone”. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is outside the control of Newport Premix Concrete. Should it occur, this condition can be treated and instructions are available detailing how to rectify the problem and remove any stains.
Newport Premix Concrete & Garden Supplies endeavours to meet and exceed your expectations by providing you and your project with the utmost professionalism.