Exposed Aggregate Concrete, for a Polished Look
Advanced Concrete believes that concrete doesn’t have to be boring, and it can’t be one-size-fits-all! We love working with Butterfield® Color to produce amazing colored concrete looks, but adding aggregates (that can hold up in our climate) is another way to produce beautiful concrete projects.
Once we lay the aggregate concrete, the contractor has a handful of ways of accomplishing their vision. There is a delicate art around when contractors choose to do things like power-blast the concrete surface to expose the aggregate.
Quality Aggregate Concrete Counts
Concrete is a science. A science by which making the right choice of aggregate reigns king. Choosing a poor aggregate is the fastest way to open a job site up to post-placement problems that are hard to fix. Just like science, you can measure many things about aggregate including where they land on the scale from fine to coarse, and abrasive to non-abrasive.
When a call comes in for aggregate concrete, there are a lot of questions that must be asked to insure we lay the perfect concrete for the job. The goal must remain to find the ideal gradation of aggregate concrete;
- Best workability
- Reduced shrinkage/expansion
- Cost effective
Aggregate Out of Brooklyn, Wisconsin
At our Brooklyn facility we sell and deliver a full array of crushed limestone products, including gravel, clear stone in various sizes, and a variety of limestone boulders. Our plants are equipped with modern state-of-the-art computer Batching and Tracking Systems to provide the most accurate and precise mix proportioning available.
- All of our aggregates meet Wisconsin D.O.T. specifications.
- Good-quality aggregate must be clean, hard, strong, have durable particles, and be free of absorbed harmful chemicals, coatings of clay (also known as deleterious material), or other contaminants that can affect hydration of cement or reduce the aggregate bond.