Concrete FAQ's

Concrete FAQ's:

All concrete finishes are based and rely on natural products quarried from sites at varying stages and different months and times of the year and will never be 100% consistent. These natural factors result in elements of variation ranging from colour, exposure, texture and finish, and it is important to us that you are fully aware of all these considerations prior to your product selection.

Sampson Concrete is a reputable and professional concrete contractor company in Perth, and able to handle any concrete project you are considering regardless of size or complexity. Our structured, well planned and professional approach to all aspects of works will ensure peace of mind from start to finish.

Should you wish to discuss any technical details or would like to know more please call us on 08 6444 7989 or send us a message.

Yes, we will supply and install steel mesh reinforcement to all areas of your Decorative Concrete, regardless of whether it is for trafficable or pedestrian use, with the exception of Natural Poured Limestone products.

Steel mesh reinforcement is correctly positioned within your poured concrete to ensure that the extent of shrinkage cracking is kept to a minimum, especially during the initial curing stage.

Changes in temperature and weather conditions cause all products to expand and contract. All Sampson Concrete products are isolated from abutting brickwork, walls, piers and intrusions by a layer of quality expansion foam.

This again works towards minimising extent of cracking throughout the life of your new investment.

All exposed aggregate concrete products require cleaning shortly after completion of final exposure. This is completed in two stages, firstly by thoroughly acid washing in a controlled manner, removing any cement residue and further enhancing and ensuring uniformity over the whole project.

Solvent based sealing is completed as the final stage, which really shows the natural lustre of the brilliant colours and natural appeal of the product.

All efforts are made to achieve that ultimate “close shave” type finish, but all mix designs vary in calibration and grade of stone. This and the very nature of the washing/exposure process often results in varying levels of exposure from job to job and this is something that you need to be aware of.

When considering exposure, it is not the level or extent of exposure that determines a successful finish, but the “consistency” throughout the job.

This is where our machine washing process really makes a difference.

When selecting a decorative concrete type product, you need to consider that it is essentially a “natural product” and will consist of an element of variation in both colour and texture. All efforts are made to reduce and minimise the extent of variation, but in one way the natural variation and randomness of the product is what you are paying for.

Sampson Concrete offers a complete range of decorative concrete and related products. Whilst honed and exposed aggregate concrete products are not for everyone, why not consider available ranges of either Natural Poured Limestone or Coloured Concrete which are available in an endless range of colours, saving you money without the compromise.

Well, concrete cracks… It is an inherent part of the concrete curing process. Having said this, Sampson Concrete does do everything it possibly can to minimise and limit the actual extent of cracking, but on occasion “shrinkage type” cracking does occur.

We cannot guarantee against cracking and neither can your builder.

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Explore Common Questions about Sampson Concrete Services and the concrete industry.

Got questions? We’ve got answers. In our FAQ section, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with quick insights into our services, pricing, and project processes. We believe in transparency and want to ensure you have all the information you need. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to our team. We’re always here to assist you.

Regular cleaning with a mild detergent and water, along with periodic resealing, is essential for preserving the beauty and longevity of decorative concrete.

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Exposed aggregate concrete is a decorative finish that exposes the aggregate (small stones) in the surface. It provides a slip-resistant texture, durability, and an attractive appearance.
With proper maintenance and sealing, a concrete pool area can last for several decades, making it a long-term investment.
Yes, concrete can be stained or tinted to change its color. However, it’s essential to consult with professionals for the best results.

This is where our machine washing process really makes a difference.

Opt for eco-friendly concrete options, consider recycled materials, and ensure proper disposal and recycling of waste materials during construction.

In addition to our core concrete services, we provide a range of value-added options tailored to Perth residents and businesses. These include high-pressure cleaning to restore the pristine look of your concrete surfaces, expert resurfacing to refresh and rejuvenate your existing concrete, and surface sealing to enhance durability and protection against the harsh Western Australian elements.

High-pressure cleaning is essential for removing dirt, grime, mold, and stains from concrete surfaces. In Perth’s climate, regular cleaning not only maintains aesthetics but also prevents surface deterioration caused by natural elements and pollution. Our professional cleaning services ensure a fresh and welcoming appearance.

Concrete resurfacing in Perth offers a cost-effective solution to refresh your worn or outdated concrete surfaces. By applying a new layer of concrete, we can transform your driveways, patios, and walkways, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality while addressing any surface imperfections.

Surface sealing is a protective barrier that shields your concrete against the harsh Western Australian climate. It offers resistance to UV rays, moisture, and potential staining, extending the lifespan of your concrete while preserving its visual appeal. This added layer of defense is particularly valuable in Perth’s challenging weather conditions.

Absolutely! At Sampson Concrete in Perth, we encourage a holistic approach to concrete maintenance. You can combine high-pressure cleaning, resurfacing, and surface sealing to revitalize and protect your concrete surfaces. Our expert team can create a customized plan to meet your specific needs, ensuring your concrete remains in optimal condition throughout the year.

  1. Concrete Mix and Strength:

    • The type of concrete mix you choose plays a crucial role in pricing. Standard concrete mixes are often more budget-friendly, while specialized mixes, such as high-strength or decorative options, can be more expensive.
  2. Finishes and Special Treatments:

    • The finish you desire for your concrete can impact costs. Basic finishes like plain gray concrete are cost-effective, while decorative finishes, like exposed aggregate or polished concrete, typically come at a higher price point.
  3. Site Preparation and Accessibility:

    • The condition of your project site can influence costs. If extensive site preparation or access challenges are present, additional labor and equipment may be required, leading to higher expenses.
  4. Concrete Thickness and Volume:

    • The thickness of the concrete slab and the volume needed for your project directly affect pricing. Larger projects with thicker slabs require more materials and labor, thus increasing costs.
  5. Labor and Installation:

    • Skilled labor is essential for proper concrete installation. Labor costs can vary based on the complexity of the project and the expertise required.
  6. Additional Services:

    • Consider if you need additional services like excavation, concrete pumping, or reinforcement (e.g., steel mesh or rebar). These services can add to the overall project cost.
  7. Design Complexity:

    • If your project involves intricate designs, patterns, or unique shapes, it may require specialized formwork or finishing techniques, which can escalate expenses.
  8. Luxury Touches and Add-Ons:

    • Incorporating luxury touches like custom colors, stamped patterns, or decorative aggregates can enhance aesthetics but may come with a premium price tag.
  9. Geographical Location:

    • Your project’s location in Perth can affect prices due to variations in material availability and transportation costs.
  10. Permits and Regulations:

    • Be aware of any necessary permits and compliance requirements. These can impact project timelines and costs.

Yes, Sampson Concrete proudly serves the Perth Hills and its surrounding areas. Our expertise in concrete contracting extends to various regions within Perth, ensuring that clients in the Perth Hills can access our high-quality concrete services. Whether you’re in Mundaring, Kalamunda, or any other Perth Hills locality, you can rely on Sampson Concrete for all your concrete needs

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