One substance I have used myself a couple times in the past is Poured Limestone, also known as Liquid Limestone. This post will cover what you need to know about the substance and some of the benefits to using this finish over concrete.
Liquid limestone is a mixture of concrete and crushed limestone. The material delivers a stunning match to your pre-existing limestone brickwork and walls, and it can be used for harder landscaping surfaces, such as pathways and driveways. We also used liquid limestone on our own property back in Perth with a team of contractors at Stylish Outdoor Solutions. We had our pool deck covered with the finish and must say, it is perfect!
Liquid limestone has quickly grown in popularity as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional brick, concrete, and stone paving. Other than the great aesthetic appeal of the material, it is also available in an array of styles, colours, and patterns. Moreover, it is far stronger than traditional concrete so it will last for years to come. In fact, liquid limestone is the perfect material to use on driveways where heavy vehicles need to be supported.
Since the material is liquid-based, it is easy to create an area that is contoured and you won’t have to go through the process of shaping or cutting like you would with brick paving. Furthermore, the limestone will not subside or sink, so it is perfect for all your outdoor needs. In fact, more and more construction companies are making use of the material for their building projects.
The Benefits of Liquid Limestone
There are plenty of advantages to using liquid limestone for your paving needs. Aesthetically, it looks fantastic compared to brickwork and will instantly increase your property’s curb appeal. It also offers a wonderful looking finish. Minimal maintenance is required for limestone and you’ll find you only have to pay for the initial material and installation, saving you heaps in the long-run.
Other benefits include:
- No weeds
- No ants
- Durable and strong
- No sinking pavers
- Maintenance free
- Cool to walk on
- Helps to save water
- Modern design
- Increased property value
- Variety of colours
- Range of patterns
- Easy to customise the design
- The perfect modern alternative to concrete and paving
Things to Consider When Choosing Liquid Limestone
There are several factors to consider when buying liquid limestone for your renovation projects. Firstly, you’ll want to choose a pattern you will enjoy for years to come, along with colours that will enhance the look and feel of your property but are versatile enough should you wish to redecorate down the line. Don’t forget to measure the areas in which you want to pour the limestone, too.
Next, consider the incredible value the limestone will bring to your property. It is far cheaper than brick paving. It’s also far more durable. For instance, brick paving is about 50mm thick whereas liquid limestone paving is around 80mm thick. It is a good idea to seal the limestone to avoid maintenance worries.
Liquid limestone is typically used as an alternative to concrete paving. It can be used in a multitude of areas in and around your home, and you can look forward to walking barefoot without scorching your feet, the way you would with concrete. Furthermore, concrete is known to crack over time. Limestone, on the other hand, offers a range of construction benefits and is ideal for high traffic areas thanks to its strength.
Liquid limestone can be used for:
- Alfresco areas
- Entrance ways
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