Why Stamped Concrete?
Stamped or decorative concrete can give your pool deck, stairs, driveway or patio the look of slate, tile or natural stone, without the negative results of deterioration or poor lifespan for your investment. Coming in a variety if stamps and colours to choose from stamped concrete can enhance the look of any surface and is easy to maintain once installed. Pleasing to the eye and durable, its no wonder that more and more people are turning towards stamped concrete as their long term solution for a variety of concrete projects.
DECRAMIX35™ – NORTH AMERICAN CONCRETE’S OWN SPECIALIZED STAMPED CONCRETE MIX.
One of the many factors that set North American Concrete aside from our competition is a custom stamp mix we designed and tested through several mix suppliers in order to achieve the optimal finish. Our mix was designed in Ontario against the toughest conditions with quality assurance professionals in the ready mix industry to ensure:
- Less water is required for beautiful finish. This prevents separation of the aggregate to cement which can otherwise lead to spalding, popping, or flaking
- Strength capacity increased. DecraMix35™ uses 35 MPa instead of the industry standard of 32C2, increasing the pounds per square inch.
- Optimized admixtures for workability & longevity. Air-entraining, plasticizing, and retarding adjustments have been made for a superior final product.
- Custom colour hardeners, or mixed-through truck integral colouring. Our colours are designed for maximum resistance against the effects of UV sunlight and topical traffic.
COLOUR HARDENER CHOICES
INTEGRAL COLOUR CHARTS
WE WARRANTY OUR WORK WITH OUR SECOND-TO-NONE BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR ONTARIO HARSH CLIMATE CHANGES:
Excavation and disposal of existing material down to clay to allow for solid grounds to begin your project.
3 ¼ clear aggregate base compacted up to depth of concrete application.
Custom forming with our Polymeta form line for beautiful curvature, steps, flatwork, and vertical applications.
Epoxy dowelled rebar is tied to supporting structures and/or throughout the project 16” O.C to ensure maximum durability and risk of cracking.
DecraMix35™ is used to pour and finish concrete with our premium color hardener and release powder line of products. Your choice of stamps and borders is at no additional charge.
Parging the finished product to match along with decoratively placed relief cuts and a commercial grade sealer nicely seals the project up for you to enjoy the following day.
WHY NORTH AMERICAN CONCRETE?
North American Rebar™ Non-Corrosive Reinforcements
We own and distribute an innovative, world leading FRP rebar. Say goodbye to rust or corrosion that comes from traditional steel rebar or mesh. This vinyl ester FRP rebar has 2.5x the tensile strength of steel rebar, maximum bonding adhesion to its patented formulation, and is approved for use on bridgework, let alone a project of this scale. We take it a step further by epoxying in our dowels that we drill directly into the existing foundation wherever applicable. All for a cheaper price than that of our competitors steel reinforcement methods.
DecraMix™ 32, 35, 40, & 50 MPA Concrete
Our customized mix is specialized for you projects needs. We add fibres into our concrete mix to ensure maximum surface protection for Ontario's harsh winter climates and year 'round uses. These admixtures and plasticizers are a premium, consistent product to ensure a lasting end result.
High Density RCM Road Base
A strong base is critical to our 10-year warranty. This choice of aggregate takes that seriously by ensuring only the strongest foundation is laid and compacted to Ontario Building Code specifications.
Integral Color vs. Color Hardener
If you're choosing a decorative, pattern or stamped concrete application, sleep well at night knowing we use integral color all the way through your dream project. That's right, no more rubbing color hardener into the surface 1/8" deep to find it peeling off in coming years. Our color integral runs through the concrete from top to bottom which on average is actually 6" thick! This is applicable to all finishes including exposed aggregate and broom finish applications.
10-Year Warranty You Can Bank On
Your investment is protected with a 10 year warranty. We are able to give this warranty by following a proven building envelope that is no challenge against rough Canadian winters. We excavate to meet suitable soil types, provide a 3 1/4 clear drainage stone on all our pads, and use commercial grade, high-resin sealants on our concrete. More information is available on our website. The building envelope above is dependent on your choice of application and scope of work.