Roman Empire Concrete. is a Calgary based company, which began operations in 2004 with more than 13 years of experience behind us. Roman Empire is one of the top rated companies in calgary for concrete work, with an unsurpassed reputation for quality.
Contrary to popular belief, concrete and cement are not the same thing; cement is actually just a component of concrete. Concrete is made up of three basic components: water, aggregate (rock, sand, or gravel) and Portland cement. Cement, usually in powder form, acts as a binding agent when mixed with water and aggregates. This combination, or concrete mix, will be poured and harden into the durable material with which we are all familiar.
It wasn't long ago when deciding on a driveway material was easy: asphalt or concrete. Today, the "concrete" choice has expanded to include an astounding array of decorative options. Sometimes referred to as a cement driveway or as painted concrete, decorative concrete is one of the most reasonable ways to spruce up the entrance to your home.
Different Concrete techniques:
Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, is concrete that replicates stones such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick and even wood. Ideal for beautifying pool decks, driveways, entries, courtyards, and patios, stamped concrete is the perfect outdoor paving choice.
Troweling or Floating, Once the concrete has been tooled with a screed, concrete finishers utilize trowels to smooth and fine-level the surface of the concrete. This can be accomplished through manual or mechanical means. To smooth concrete manually a hand trowel, which is typically composed of a flat steel blade with attached handle, is pushed and pulled across the concrete surface. Power trowels are available and are typically used on large commercial and industrial projects where using hand trowels is not feasible. Power trowels resemble large fans with the blades sitting directly against the concrete. Edging, Edging of the concrete is conducted to provide rounded or beveled edges on the finished concrete as well as to create joints where needed in the surface to help minimize cracking. A specific edging tool is used to accomplish this task, and requires quite a bit of practice to master.
Broom Finish, In order to make concrete surfaces slip resistant, a broom finish can be applied. This is done after placement, leveling, and troweling of concrete. Once a smooth surface has been created, a broom is dragged across the surface of the concrete to create small ridges that provide for traction control, particularly when the concrete surface is wet. Concrete surfaces without a broom finish tend to be slippery and dangerous when liquids are present on the surface.
At Roman Empire, we pride ourselves on being a service-oriented company that anticipates client requirements. Our relationship with each of our clients is built on open communications, integrity and a continually striving to learn and innovate.