Covercrete in Brisbane
What is Covercrete?
Covercrete is a cover system that permits the use of natural aggregate concrete to be used on driveways and paths.
Over the last few years we have seen this cover concrete method become more popular, particularly among home owners due to its versatility and alternative uses for it. Covercrete offers a number of advantages over traditional asphalt or concrete paving, which make it ideal for customers wanting to cover an existing drive or path.
The cover system, supplied by Concrete Resurfacing Brisbane, is bonded over the top of a sub-base, has been molded into shape while in liquid form and most importantly used 100% recycled glass which gives the cover a rich natural colour. It also strengthens the bond between cover and substrate while adding a level of insulation that is ideal for high or low traffic areas.
This cover system can be used in many other ways, cover concrete has been successfully applied to: decks, pads and patios, driveways (including tandem driveways), footpaths & pathways, pool surrounds, drains and ditches as well as many other unique applications.
Cover concrete has been used for industrial purposes including coverings of silos and tanks, coverings for pits and tank sumps – as well as many more uses not applicable in this article.
Some cover system’s are made from rubber products, these however are permeable to water and can develop problems with mold growth and odor factors. Cover concrete can be used for applications where the cover system needs to be impermeable or moisture resistant, such as coverings of silos and tanks – as well as many more uses not applicable in this article.
Cover concrete is also often referred to as a cover blanket – because it’s only one component within a cover system – but often cover concrete is the only component needed. As cover blankets can be poured directly onto the ground and not fixed to any structure, they are quick, easy, clean and cheap to install.
How Long Does Covercrete Last?
This is an important question to ask. One reason for this is that it can be expensive if covercrete needs to repaired or replaced too frequently. Also, covercrete can only be removed by using harsh chemicals and covercrete removal contractors’ time which cost money as well. That’s why its important to know how long covercrete last.
Firstly, covercrete contractors must ensure that covercrete is installed correctly in the first place to avoid problems down the line. For example, overuse of covercrete may cause cracks and gaps which can lead to water damage and air infiltration. Also, using just enough covercrete can help covercrete last longer by preventing covercrete from cracking. In addition, covercrete contractors should use covercrete that have been tested to ensure they meet the covercretes industry standards and will provide good results especially when it comes to covercrete longevity.
It is also important covercrete contractors take covercrete measurements and covercretes suppliers recommendations on the correct covercretes mix, covercrete thickness and covercrete application they should use in their project.
A common issue with covercrete is that it gets dirty easily. It can be cleaned using mild soap and water but even if a covercrete gets dirty covercrete suppliers and covercretes manufacturers recommend to covercrete removal. The covercrete removal can be done by covercrete contractors or covercretes suppliers. However, it is important that a covercretes be sealed from the beginning of the project so when covercreting gets dirty it could easily be cleaned by using water without damaging cover for concrete covercrete removal.
Covercrete is applied using covercrete pumps. It takes around 6 hours to cover the entire area with covercrete. Many covercretes suppliers recommend that covercretes be sealed after it gets dried completely.
Finally, covercretes suppliers recommend covercrete removal after 3-4 years to cover a new layer of covercrete. This is performed during spring and the covercretes removal can be done either by covercreting contractors or covercretes suppliers. The covercrete removal process takes around 3 hours if you have an experienced team, but it can take more than a day if the covercrete is hard.