Concrete Courtyard & Patio FAQs

Below you will find details for some of the more frequently asked question we receive, if you have a question and cannot find the answer below please contact us using our general enquiry form.

Q: How much will my Courtyard cost?
There are many variations that will effect your Courtyard price, let us measure up your job accurately and give you a firm quotation.

Q: How deep does concrete have to be?
Standard concrete depth for courtyard, pathways & patios is 100mm.

Q: What colours are available?
Just about any colour imaginable. Click on our colour option link on the right to view examples, when you have narrowed it down to a few, let us know and we will drop off some actual concrete samples for you to look at.

Q: What are expansion Joints?
Expansion or control joints as also known are cut into the concrete approximately every 3.5 meters to allow the concrete to flex on these cut lines. This minimizes the cracking risk as the ground expands and contracts with the temperature between the seasons.

Q: We would like to have the cut lines “grouted” before sealing?
It’s a very good option to grout the decorative cut lines, it avoids them getting filled with dirt, sand etc.

Q: Do I need to seal my coloured concrete?
Yes. There are 3 main types of sealers, natural, satin & high gloss. All of these will stop your coloured concrete from staining.

Q: Do I need steel reinforcing mesh in the concrete?
It is advised as it gives additional strength to the concreted area.

Q: What maintenance is required?
Very little, a light water blast once a year will keep your coloured concrete in good condition. Reapply your sealer every 3-5 years dependent on use and environmental conditions.

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