Through many years of experience working with a diverse range of decorative concrete techniques, Biondo Cement has mastered the art of exposed aggregate. To reveal the beauty of exposed aggregate, first pea stone is used in the concrete mix rather than the limestone aggregate. Next after pouring and finishing the cement a retarder is applied to the surface to prevent the top layer from drying.
We then cover the cement with plastic for 24 hours. The following day the surface of cement known as the “cream” has to be striped using a commercial power washer to expose the beauty that lies beneath. The pea stone that is exposed gives the concrete a durable and rugged surface that will last years with limited maintenance. Exposed aggregate is an exceptional surface that can withstand the extreme weather of Michigan. Whether it endures direct sunlight, heavy rain, snow or ice the rough surface of exposed aggregate will last. Another key feature is that because of the small pea stone within the cement there is more traction and you are more unlikely to slip, even when the surface is wet.
Biondo Cement has been hard at work to provide the industry’s most unique techniques when it comes to exposed aggregate concrete. Due to the boom in popularity of exposed aggregate patios and driveways, we are now providing homeowners with stunning designs and outstanding quality finishes. We have developed new methods of incorporating both stamped concrete and exposed aggregate in patios by exposing the pea stone on the inside of the patio, leaving the border and facing with a natural stone and stone texture finish. It is a simple yet stunning look giving homeowners the best of both worlds when it comes to decorative concrete. Check out examples of this finish in the Exposed Gallery.
Biondo Cement has many beautiful border stains colors to choose from. Our stains are displayed on actual concrete boards so that our customers can see the true colors as they really are. Concrete Staining by Biondo Cement have their own unique look and add beauty to any patio design. Our newest borders incorporate Exposed Aggregate and stained concrete together. This is a Biondo exclusive only.
Thanks to Biondo Cement we have more than a patio in our backyard, we have a "work of art"! We are so excited to show off our new patio to all our friends and family. Thank you for a pleasant experience.- Kathleen J. / Macomb Township
Homeowners in Macomb and Oakland County MI are discovering the many great advantages to decorative stamped concrete. Biondo Cement Co. is a Michigan based concrete contractor, fully licensed and insured, a member of the Better Business Bureau and is your local decorative stamped concrete contractor located in Shelby Township, MI. Biondo Cement stands behind their work with a quality that can't be matched and guarantees all work for a full 2 Years!