Wondering if it's time to try liquid limestone rather than traditional cement for your next project? If you want to pave your driveway, add a patio, resurface the area around your pool or even cover a floor inside your home, liquid limestone is something you should consider. Here are a few signs it is right for you:
1. You want to save water.
With the recent rainfall deficiencies and droughts through parts of Australia, the need to preserve water is growing stronger. If you are concerned about water usage, then, you may want to consider liquid limestone. It uses less water than concrete.
2. You want patterned or coloured pavement.
Long gone are the days of regular, boring pavement. Now, you can install liquid limestone that features patterns or colours. You can choose almost anything you want from a pattern that emulates the look of real chucks of limestone, making it appear like your driveway has been crafted out of recently quarried chucks. Alternatively, you could opt for scrollwork or geometric designs.
3. You are tired of hot pavement underfoot.
If you like to hang out barefoot, you may be weary of how hot concrete can be underfoot. Liquid limestone doesn't have this issue. Once installed, it actually feels cool underfoot. In addition, it's relatively slip-resistant, making it perfect for around the pool.
4. You want a solution with limited maintenance.
If your current driveway, patio or other concrete area produces a lot of dust, tends to get cracks or has other issues, you may love the maintenance-free aspect of liquid limestone. When you apply liquid limestone to an area, you also add a strong sealant. The sealant prevents water from penetrating the limestone and causing cracks or other damage, and that helps to eliminate maintenance. Additionally, liquid limestone doesn't generate dust like concrete can, especially once it's cracked.
5. You want to use local products.
When you choose liquid limestone, you also choose local products. Limestone exists in abundance throughout Australia, and to make liquid limestone, manufacturers use crushed up pieces of limestone mixed with cement. The combination of both materials outperforms cement in most cases, and the limestone is locally sourced so you don't have to worry about wasting fossil fuels during transit.
To learn more about liquid limestone and to keep tips on installing it, contact a contractor who works with liquid limestone. They can help you determine if it's right for your project.