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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 10/2/2018 at 8:29am
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Yes Gail, still happy with our patterned concrete.
We had it in October(?) 2014, so 4+ years old now...
Looks good (imo).
Can be size and shaped to any dimensions and contours.
Just one power wash per year seems to suffice. Maybe 2 at a push? That's it for maintenance.
No ugly manhole covers (We have 2, and the pattern continues through them. They are also bolted down, but easy to remove with a screwdriver).
Ours has now lost it's shine. Perhaps we should look at maybe having it re-sealed? Personally, I reckon it looks more like natural stone now though, so I'm tempted to leave it. I'll re-consider maybe, in 14 months time, after next winter?
Our drive has a fair slope, and is also the main (pedestrian) access from front gate to front door. It does get very slippy in icy/snowy conditions!
Due to the deliberate rough pattern and "natural" surface, even the flatter areas can hold small puddles of water for longer than maybe smooth slab stones would, which of course can also freeze, or merely take longer to dry in the sun.
I'm talking "puddles" of around 2 or 3 inches.
It needs a small gap (3"?) between the edge and the house. We've filled ours with 20mm plum slate. A friend has pea gravel in his. Both look fine to me. Grass/weeds can occasionally get through there, but absolutely nothing gets through the concrete itself, of course.
No evidence of cracks/chips or any similar problems, although... we did have a massive blob of (pigeon?) muck that we failed to clean up for a few weeks, and it does look like it has "eaten in" to the surface of the concrete a little. Covers a good inch or so. I try and get in the habit of cleaning bird muck off a bit quicker now, but most of it simply brushes off when dry. This particular one was heavy, and we did leave it a good (bad!) while (my car gets parked over where it landed!)
Not cheap, but overall, we're delighted with both the product, and the professional service we received from Bestcrete..., who are an established company here in Derby. No idea how far they travel/what areas of the country they cover?
I'd say it was money well spent, and would certainly recommend it... although I have no knowledge/experience of this resin stuff or similar, that was mentioned.
Post last edited on 10/02/2018 08:37:30
2018: Just the 8 nights thus far :-(
2017: 34 nights/8 camps
2016: 32 nights/8 camps
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
2012: 23 nights