Exposed Aggregate Driveways

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Exposed Aggregate Driveways Gold Coast

Exposed Aggregate

A solution that fuses form and function effortlessly.

The exposed aggregate is also called the king of driveway materials and a standard outdoor surface solution for Australian homes.  Durable, vibrant, and continuously flexible exposed mixed concrete converts practical surfaces into a decades-long architectural statement and increases the property’s overall value.

What is exposed concrete?

When concrete is usually set, it is flattened to produce a consistent finish. Although this technique provides a simple, continuous finish, flat surfaces can look a little dull and are often less realistic in terms of grip and reliability. On the other hand, exposed concrete is used to develop colour, shape, and increased traction and toughness using exposed stones and pebbles. We reveal the concrete’s inner structure for a stylish natural finish, ideal for exterior areas that need a little more grip to create an uncovered aggregate entryway. The resulting surface is superbly versatile and durable, and elegantly built.

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A truly versatile material

Practically any sort of stone or sand may create various sizes and grades to achieve multiple results.

For instance, mixing quartz into an aggregate would result in a glossy finish that captures light. With the use of coloured glass, the effect can be further replicated. Since the materials used in exposed aggregate concrete are wide-ranging, the possible paint choices are infinite. From chic neutrals to bold hues such as emerald green and rose pink, colours will differ.

The team at A Better Driveway will partner with you to find a surface solution that compliments the exterior of your house if you are confused about what paint scheme and finish will suit your home best. There are several different ways to adjust the exposed aggregate, whether by colour, texture, or fricative properties, to your requirements.

Finish Options

Water wash

It merely includes washing away the surface mortar that covers the aggregate. This technique involves no chemical retarders or special equipment and is typically done by spraying water on the surface and scrubbing with a broom until the desired result is achieved. The effect is a classic exposed aggregate finish that is practical, durable, and outstanding.


After the concrete has set and hardened through abrasive blasting, this method is used to expose aggregates. Sandblasting is suitable for providing a consistent, even finish and can be especially useful for surfacing steep driveways even in vertical surfaces separated from the aggregate’s colour and form by dulling it.

Pavilion finish

The pavilion’s finish uses an acid solution to dissolve cement from around the aggregate to different depths. Before the acid solution is applied, the surface is first grounded down and significantly improves slip resistance and a more refined texture. 

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