The location of your driveway will be cleared and excavated to a depth of eight inches and prepared for the concrete to be poured upon. Aggregate is set down and machinery is used to compact and level it to form a solid base. Shuttering is pinned and nailed in place to provide the required shape and drainage is positioned before the concrete is poured.
Once the preparation is complete, ready mixed fibre re-enforced concrete is delivered to the site then poured, levelled and floated. Concrete is poured four inches thick in all areas of the drive then rolled to remove air bubbles and bring moisture to the surface so that the concrete can be printed..
Your selected colour hardener is evenly spread across the wet concrete in powder form. This is then smoothed using floats to harden and colour the mix.
A contrasting colour release powder is laid down and rubber mats are then used to imprint the surface of the concrete to apply your desired pattern.
After the printed concrete has dried completely (this may take 24-72 hours depending on weather conditions), the shuttering is removed, expansion joints are cut in the required places, the driveway is washed and left to dry (approximately 24 hours). When dry, colour matched silicone is placed in the expansion joints. Finally sealant containing a slip-resistant agent is brushed onto the surface to protect it and enhance the colour.