Concrete is known for its versatility and is something that is used everywhere in the world. It is used in commercial building projects and residential. The strength of concrete is evidenced by its weight but its exterior appearance is just as important to some people as its strength. The appearance can be modified and that is why people contact us at Indianapolis Concrete Professionals. We offer concrete finishes.
Your ordinary or standard type of concrete would be the one where a smooth surface is created from using screeds and trowels. Once the concrete has been poured in place it is screed so that it levels the surface of the concrete. A screed has a long metal piece of attached to it that is pulled over an inconsistent concrete surface that helps smooth it out. After the concrete has been screed, it is then troweled. Troweling can be accomplished with a hand held trowel, which is a flat steel blade with a handle. This is then pulled over the same surface. In addition to utilizing a hand held trowel, a power trowel also exists and this is generally used for larger, commercial jobs. Using anything smaller would be impractical. A power trowel looks like an enormous fan with blades placed on the concrete. There are power trowels that can be driven and some that require someone to push and pull it along.
Concrete finishes also consist of edging. This is a technique that is used in order to give the finished concrete a beveled edge or a round edge. It also helps to provide joints in the concrete that will help reduce cracking. This is not an easy technique and is done by someone who has specific training to operate the machine.
It is very important that a broom finish is applied to prevent anyone from slipping. After all of the above has been done, then our experts can broom the floor. It is only after they have achieved a smooth surface will they broom the surface to produce ridges for traction. If you do not have this performed on your flooring, it will leave you with a slippery surface that can be dangerous if wet.
Broom finishing is not your only option. There are other finishes that you’ll be able to choose from which our concrete finishers are able to achieve. We offer stamped concrete, salt finish, and exposed aggregate finish. Our finishers can also add color to your finish. This is usually done to create a cohesive look throughout the area. Some of the color options that are available include pigments and staining.
There is a lot that goes into finishing your concrete and we are happy to discuss this with you in detail when you contact us for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation. No job is too big for our professional concrete finishers. Let us show you what we have in store for you at Indianapolis Concrete Professionals.