A. The sealing process provides absolute protection against stains and spillages at all times from almost all household items. It also assists to minimise cracking.
Properly sealing your liquid limestone protects it from dirt, oil, grease, chemicals, and stains that can ruin its appearance and make it difficult to clean. It helps maintain the value of your limestone investment.
We seal all our liquid limestone with Crommelin's Next Day Sealer. It can be used before your liquid limestone is fully cured (21 days). We recommend you seal it again with Enhance WB to keep your limestone looking its best.
We can supply and apply these sealers, or we can advise you how to do it yourself.
A. Depending on the size of the area to be poured and your patterns and colours, times can vary. Most of the jobs we can do in one day, however, it might take a few extra days with complex patterns or colours. >p>
A. As we mix onsite, this question is often asked.
We pride ourselves on doing a clean job. We lay tarps on existing paving, grass or concrete. The mixing process generally lasts for only one or two hours. We have a bobcat and truck waiting onsite to clean up immediately. The site or property is always left as clean and tidy as we found it.
A . The water runoff will require somewhere to go without flowing in the neighbour’s property therefor the 100mm gap provides this.
Due to our weather and environment fences may get damaged and need to be replaced. Without leaving the 100mm gap this would be very difficult.
What to do with the gap?
It looks nice with quarts or Riverstone in it - we can provide this for you.
Another nice touch is adding low maintenance succulents or plants.
A. Yes. We have trucks and a bobcat, along with experienced operators for all your earthworks. These are provided at a discounted rate to customers having limestone works carried out by us.
A. Our liquid limestone is made from a mixture of crushed limestone and cream cement. The cement is mixed onsite which enables us to keep our costs down, unlike bulk-delivered limestone cement. This cost-saving is then passed on to you!
A. You can walk on the limestone the next day.
A. We recommend you wait at least three to six days after your liquid limestone is poured. We also recommend sealing it after 21 days to prevent staining.
A. The limestone is poured and the pattern is put in the limestone with a v-pointer while it's still wet. Approximately every three metres and at all stress points, we cut all the way through to minimise cracking. In all the years we have been laying liquid limestone, this method has been proven as the best way to minimise cracking (as opposed to the dry cut method). We lay an average of 400-500m2 per week and receive very few call backs.
A3. This method is poured on site using rio steel mesh. It is then textured with no joints. Next day the jointer pattern is cut in with a grinder. This method normally ends up with some fine cracking. As stress points that do not follow the joints provided. Dry cutting tends to have a much higher cracking as opposed to the wet cut method.
A. It's impossible to guarantee any liquid limestone won't crack. But we take every step to minimise the chance of it happening. That's why we prefer the wet cut method to the dry cut.
A. The first step is preparation. All areas that are to be liquid limestone should be clear of any vegetation and paving. The surface needs to be dug out to minus two brick courses below the finished floor level of the house or building (Distinctive Limestone can arrange this for you).
Once the ground is prepared, we place the form boards around the area where the limestone will be placed.
Next, we compact and rule off the area to the correct height levels allowing for water runoff.
Then we mix the limestone concrete onsite in our agitators. We use a larger aggregate which creates a stronger limestone concrete. The liquid limestone then gets poured and gets screeded off. The area is then bull-floated to smooth the concrete.
As the limestone is hardening, we cut expansion joints into every three metre squares to give the impression of large three metre slabs.
Next we make random stone patterns with cut joints. All limestone squares are then flat-rubbed as they set. The surface is again scratched off which brings out the real limestone colour, natural look and texture.
If you would like to see our work, please visit one of our displays at Mandurah or Baldivis. Contact us for details and locations of these displays.
A. Yes. We have a huge range of colours available for you to choose from. There's sure to be something to suit you and your home.