- jsawtellParticipant@jsawtellJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 57
We have a Pebblecrete drive and patio. IT would be 8-10 years old. We have cleaned them with high pressure hose and it came up ok.
Is Pebblecrete a thing of the past? We will be looking to sell the house as mordern and in the $600k mark (Gold Coast)
We have had quotes to have the areas concreted including colour and stencil. This is about $5k. Is it worth doing, leaving as is or is there other options? Not sure if you can paint Pebblecrete??
JasonScott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
Why ruin exposed aggregate? It costs more than plain concrete and will again have its day – it attests to the quality of the concrete used in the drive. You would only consider replacing it if it were unsightly, poorly done, severely cracked etc not as a fashion statement. FWIW stamped concrete too will have had its day soon and they will be looking at the next thing.
Consider spending the money somewhere where it will have more bang eg paint, carpet, respray bathroom tiles, landscaping etc.ToolsParticipant@toolsJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 363
Jason said he has pebblecrete,not exposed aggregate.They are completely different things.
ToolsScott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
You're perfectly correct tools, I misread it – that's why I'd be surprised that it was pebble crete as it is mainly used in pools or specialist applications and is quite expensive.ToolsParticipant@toolsJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 363
There was a fair bit of it put on walls and front verandas of victorian homes in my area during the 70s as well….Personally I think it is outdated.
ToolsStella1258Member@stella1258Join Date: 2007Post Count: 45
We are on the Gold Coast too & have Pebblecrete around the pool & on the driveway.
Just had a quote to spray over it & stencil – around $3k for the driveway which is really not much over the length of an everage family sized car!
Somehow managed to quoted around $3500 to do the same out the back in a much bigger area though – 3x8m pergola & a 1m strip around a pool. Was thinking of pulling up pavers under the pergola & putting a slab down & stencilling over the lot to have the appearance of 1 surface but not for that price!
IMHO not worth $6.5k to cover it up!
StellaKuadeMember@kuadeJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 84
We have quite a lot of pebblecrete around our PPOR. It does come off quite easily, though would be about 22 years old or so. If yours is newer it may be better stuck down. We plan to have it either sand or water blasted using a petrol driven gurney (gets better pressure than your average electric one), then tiled over (with outdoor tiles).
I tend to agree re the stenciling that it will date, however a plain natural colour/stain for the drive might be a better way to go than getting a stenciled pattern.newbi2Member@newbi2Join Date: 2008Post Count: 227
I live in a new subdivision acking onto a golf course, so pretty nice houses. Most of the driveways are stencilled. I opted for the stain in the concrete. One of the main reason was the condition of these driveways in less than 5 years. Fading, marks, wear. Two driveways have permenant marks from overzelour remolist trucks backing up before it was solid enough. No easy fix for that one!!! Personally, I think stencil will date and look shoddy in years to come, just my opinion. As for the pebblecrete, if it looks tidy, I would spend the money inside first.