Pattern Imprinted Concrete
Installation of your driveway / patio
Excavation of the driveway will be to minimum depth 100mm and up to 200mm if required, removing all vegetation, topsoil and exposing a suitable sub base. All manholes, gullies and drainage will be installed prior to the site being covered with suitable stone (type 1 Mot) which is well compacted down with vibrating plant. The shuttering will then be positioned and fixed to the desired shape as depicted on the survey. All levels and falls will checked at this point, this is now the last opportunity for you to check the shape before the pouring of concrete.
The concrete installation procedure
The driveway will be constructed with a 100mm thick concrete slab, which is air entrained and has fibermesh reinforcement added at the batching plant. The concrete is tamped and trowelled out prior to adding the colour and release of your choice. The whole area is then printed, to a design depicted on the survey. When the driveway has been printed the site will be closed off using hazard warning tape prior to leaving. Responsibility for the driveway now passes to you, to prevent any damage to the wet concrete by arrival of guests, dogs, cats, postman etc…
Next stage prior to completion
The driveway will then be left for 24-48 hours to cure before the crack control joints are cut into the slab, as indicated on the survey (this is subject to the time of year). The driveway will then have the release powder brushed off, prior to cleaning with a power wash, which exposes the pattern imprinted concrete. Any minor flaws or imperfections will then be attended to prior to sealing the whole area, leaving you with a beautiful and pristine driveway. The whole site will then be cleared and left in a clean condition.