Exposed Aggregate

Bring your concrete surface to life with exposed aggregate.

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Beautiful and functional surfacing.

Dressing up your property with an exposed aggregate driveway is a great way to increase curb appeal. An exposed aggregate driveway is a concrete finish that offers an inexpensive, low-maintenance alternative to plain concrete.

But it’s important that you pick the right contractor for the job, and that’s why we’ve been one of the preferred concreters Ballarat residents have chosen to install their new aggregate driveway or concrete slab.

Durable and low maintenance.

What is exposed aggregate concrete?

The distinction between traditional concrete and exposed aggregate is the top layer of poured concrete.

With traditional concrete, that surface smoothing process usually happens in-between layers to give it that more uniform look we’re all accustomed to.

In exposed aggregate concrete, however, this top layer of poured concrete is washed away to reveal a beautiful mosaic of stones, allowing for a more natural look.

As a concrete contractor, we work hard to provide you with the best quality driveway possible. When we mix concrete, we ensure the aggregate is thoroughly mixed so bonding will be strong, as well as ensuring you’ll have an attractive finish.

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Why Choose An Exposed Aggregate Driveway?

There are multiple concrete finishes available for your home, but exposed aggregate Ballarat residents have picked as their preferred choice, because it looks great and can be applied to many surfaces, including driveways.

The best part about exposed aggregate is that it provides a unique style to any project, and this can be applied in both residential and commercial spaces.

For example, your driveway will look great with an exposed aggregate finish, as the concrete has been chipped away to reveal the pebbles while also providing durability for all weather conditions!

What are the benefits of exposed aggregate?

Exposed aggregate is a popular concrete finish that has been gaining ground in recent years because it features mixed materials like crushed shell, tile, rock and pebbles, which gives it the ability to withstand damage from vehicles or weather, making it both durable and low maintenance for homeowners.

While it looks like stone, Exposed Aggregate concrete is actually coloured concrete with exposed materials. It creates a natural look in addition to all the benefits of concrete, which can include low maintenance and the flexibility of adding your own textures and colours.

To ensure maximum durability and longevity, we use only premium products sourced from our trusted suppliers, such as Boral Concrete and Hanson Concrete.

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What Options Do You Have With Exposed Aggregate?

Choose a design that suits you.

In order to make your concrete surface as beautiful and strong-looking as possible, you have to take the time to decide on a design that works for you. We can blend all sorts of stones together to make something that’s uniquely beautiful in both design as well as texture, so the choices are endless. We have a local concreter in your area too, so our team member can pop over and analyse your property and provide any suggestions. 

Slip Resistant

The irregular texture of exposed aggregate concrete provides not only a unique look but also an improved level of traction for both vehicles and feet, making it a smart choice for homeowners who are looking to make their concrete driveways more slip-resistant. This is a very big reason why this finishing type is used on concrete surfaces, making it a great way to keep your guests safe as they relax outdoors without worrying about possible accidents due to slippery surfaces.


The vast number of choices out there for exposed aggregate concrete make it a versatile and fun way to add elements to any space. With exposed aggregate concrete, you open yourself to a world where your imagination is limitless – from smooth finishes reminiscent of marble or quartz with an industrial aesthetic, to textured aggregate with rough finishes that mimic natural stones in varying hues, like slate, that will fit seamlessly into both classic and modern homes alike. Whether it’s an understated look you want or you want to go all out with bold colours, there’s an exposed aggregate that will work best for what you need.


You can also customise the amount of aggregate in your foundation depending on your needs. For example, you may want smaller stones for your pool surrounds for wet feet so that they don’t slip and slide; alternatively, on rougher surfaces where we don’t need as much grip and are looking for a more aesthetically pleasing finish, such as our driveway, then exposing some larger rocks is ideal. If you’re uncertain about what you’re looking for, be sure to get in touch.


Aside from adjusting the amount of aggregate used in each batch of concrete mix, you can also choose how coarse or fine your aggregate needs to be. You even have the option to polish it for a professional look that will last! Whether your concrete driveway is getting too old or needs some refreshing after being damaged by weather conditions, exposed aggregate is perfect for any outdoor surface.

Our FAQs

Why choose an exposed aggregate driveway?

Many homeowners in Ballarat are turning to exposed aggregate finishes because the design is elegant and easy to maintain. An exposed aggregate finish is a great choice for homeowners who are looking for something that will always look fresh and the perfect contrast to their landscaping. With an exposed aggregate surface, you can expect your concrete to last many years without the need for repairs.

How do I maintain my exposed aggregate?

Exposed aggregate concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance material for your outdoor spaces. Beyond having the surface sealed with an epoxy sealant or other coating to ensure protection from moisture penetration, you’ll only need to perform light cleaning by hosing it down periodically with water. Unlike brick pavers or natural stone patios that require sealing every few years or so because they are porous surfaces with gaps in the surface, your newly installed exposed aggregate will keep looking fresh indefinitely without any extra work.

How durable is exposed aggregate?

Durability is a primary consideration when it comes to the type of material you choose for your outdoor space. Tiles, pavers, and even timber are all aesthetically pleasing, but over time they will begin wearing out or cracking, which can make them unattractive in comparison to exposed aggregate – a durable solution that should barely need any maintenance at all. Worried about heavy traffic? Don’t be, as exposed aggregate is perfect for high-traffic areas and is even stronger than natural stone, such as granite or marble. Not only will your driveway last for generations, but it will also maintain its beautiful appearance through every season.

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