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Question: Is an exposed aggregate concrete driveway more expensive than a standard concrete driveway?
Top Answer (89% of 37 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: Exposed aggregate is more expensive than standard aggregate because it requires more material expense and labor expense. Exposed aggregate, although sometimes done using the "broadcast" method of aggregate embedment, is best done with concrete utilizing pea gravel as an aggregate component rather than other, more economical chipped or crushed aggregate. Additionally, it is best done using an application specific evaporation retarder applied topically in the closing stages of the finishing process. Following the finishing process, an additional crew trip to the site is required after the concrete has set and cured, to rinse off the retarder and surface mortar to expose the aggregate, thereby leaving the desired surface finish. These additional steps and components comprise the additional cost.
Maven Group LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Its mix is batched with decorative stone because of its exposure and the process and additional work required to establish the finish.
BAT Concrete llc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, there are different materials and labor involved.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes materials and labor will be higher.
Concrete services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, more labor intensive to pull aggregate to the surface.
BellPro Construction LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes but not my much it takes more work.
A to Z Fence and Concrete
Answer: Yes
Explanation: chmicals and exta cleaning and special sealing required
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The mix design is more costly. The retarded that will be needed. And sealer. Also there is more steps and if is more labor intensified
h and h company
Answer: Yes
Explanation: But just by a little bit.
Southern Quality Concrete
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