Our Process

There is more to concrete than pouring and waiting for it to set. So much more. At Concrete Brothers we have spent more than 10 years developing a process which delivers the best results for our clients without breaking the bank – or the new concrete.

At every step, we have a team who specialise in their part in the process to ensure the finished product is the highest possible quality.

The steps involved

Prepping

Before we even begin thinking about laying the concrete, we prepare our canvas. This involves:

  • Ripping out any existing concrete by hand or machine
  • Measuring and digging out the area to be concreted
  • Boxing the area, backfilling it and inserting any mesh required
  • Masking nearby property to prevent concrete splatter and spillover
  • Levels measured to prevent water pooling and flooding
  • Drainage installed

Placing

We’ve done the prep work, so now it is time to pour: But still, it’s not that simple. During the placement process we:

  • Hand pouring - there is no factory-made concrete here, all Concrete Brothers pours are done on-site
  • Check the weather conditions to ensure any rainy or windy conditions will not affect the final quality
  • Flatten and smooth the poured concrete in processes called screeding and floating. These involve special tools and skills to ensure the concrete is compacted and levelled.

Cutting

Concrete doesn’t work when it is left in one big block, so we have to cut it into sections. This allows the material to perform better when the earth inevitably moves, reducing the chances of cracking and shifting. For this part of the process we need to:

  • Wait the perfect amount of time until the concrete is set - which can depend on factors like the temperature and humidity
  • Measure and make manual cuts at optimum intervals - this includes all internal corners
  • Use specialist power and manual operated tools

Washing and sealing

Concrete needs to be sealed to make it last longer, preventing stains and damage from weather, wear-and-tear and those pesky oil stains - as well as making it easier to clean and maintain. Depending on the desired finish of your concrete, it will need to be washed and sealed in different ways. This part of the process involves:

  • Waiting the right amount of time for the concrete to be set
  • Washing the concrete with acid to ensure it is as clean as can be
  • Applying multiple layers of sealant and ensuring it is completely dry before use

Maintenance

Just like a paint job, your concrete will need to be maintained to prevent any damage to its finish. This may include re-sealing, crack injections, and overlays.

  • 750

    Average projects per year

  • 22

    Dedicated employees

  • 7

    Years in business

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