What Is Exposed Aggregate and Where Is it Used?
An exposed-aggregate surface is obtained by placing concrete and then removing the outer 'skin' of cement paste to uncover decorative coarse aggregate (either batched into the concrete mix or seeded onto the surface). Because of its durability and skid resistance, an exposed aggregate finish is ideal for most flatwork including:
An exposed-aggregate finish is also possible on concrete walls or tilt-up panels. Vertical applications include:
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