External Polished Concrete

Polished concrete can be a fabulous external addition to out door areas.

External polished concrete needs to be a minimum of 200mm onto hardcore and we recommend that the hardcore is installed falling at 1:40 in one direction to allow us to maintain a minimum depth of 200mm for the polished concrete. The concrete cannot be installed to multiple falls as the polishing machines are not able to polish multiple angles.  A section of external polished concrete is below.

Pros

Hardwearing low maintenance – This is a heavy duty 200mm steel reinforced concrete floor.
It wont wobble like patio slabs.
There are no gaps for weeds to grow through like block paving.

Cons

Whilst the floor has a good slip resistance due to how smooth it is if the floor is saturated with water there is a risk of aquaplaning, therefore caution is required when wet.