Exposed Concrete

Exposed concrete is a concreting finish most popular for driveways and paths, that looks fantastic for any area.

Aggregate for an exposed finish can be purchased either as a river stone or a crushed rock, in a variety of tones. Different applications are used depending on the elevation of the particular job at hand.

For more information on the types of product for this work click on the below links to our go to brands for aggregate. Each have a range of approximately 30-40 exposed products at a variety of costs depending on the type product. Achilles Concrete has been working with these companies for 20 years.

Achilles company has no preference for any concrete supplier as they all supply quality products.

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Jindalee –  Exposed Concrete Driveway and Front Yard Makeover

Exposed Boral Eclipse driveway, with sleeper walls, drainage and plumbing, yet to be acid washed cleaned and sealed, saw joints. The owner even had a turn at washing off the exposed. Looks fantastic, and can’t wait until the curing process has finished and we will see the true colour of the concrete texture.

Sinnamon Park – Driveway, Paths, and Raised Exposed Garden beds

After 30 plus years concreting, Mick and the crew still amazing me with the quality of workmanship and skill level. Custom built curved and raised garden edging finished with the same exposed concrete finish as surrounding paths and patios.

Moggill – Ocean Floor Aggregate Exposed Concrete Driveway

A fresh exposed driveway using Ocean Floor aggregate to match the tones of the home.

Kedron Full Yard Make Over – Exposed Concrete, Fences, Gates, Sleeper walls, stairs and more!

What a fantastic opportunity to work for this family on a full front and back yard make over! This is the third house on the street that we have completed. We concreted all areas, full pest control barrier, 4 steel framed gates, fence, double palings, all prime and painted 3 coats, on and off front fence and gate tracks, under ground power line to gates and lights, aircon raised, off on hot water, full drainage for the entire property, sleeper walls, stairs, stormwater to the street, concrete acid washed and cleaned, fresh soil for under turf, Sir Walter turf, plus all garden and landscaping to cap it off. We could not be happier with the quality of the work.

Kenmore – Driveway and Front Path

Exposed Brown pebble concrete path and driveway to match the cream tones of the house.

Greenslopes – Exposed Concrete for Two New Builds

We recently worked on these two side by side newly built homes in Greenslopes. Ocean Floor exposed for the driveways and paths, with plain concrete patio ready to tile. The builders were very impressed with the outcome.

Upper Brookfield Property Make Over – Exposed Concrete and Landscaping

A huge transformation project at Upper Brookfield. With over 600 square meters of exposed concrete for driveway, paths and entertaining areas, core filled blocks wall, pest control, Sir Walter turf laid and rolled, and drainage throughout this job was a big project with an even bigger outcome.

Moggill Front Yard Update – Exposed Concrete, Block walls and Turf

A big front yard make over with stump grinding, removal of old driveway, supply and relay turf, block walls, establishing new garden beds and pest control with a new exposed driveway and front area.

Riverhills Yard and Driveway Update

An ongoing project at this home in Riverhills, completely transforming the exterior of the property. Completed so far is the exposed driveway and fern house carport, rock wall, drainage, pest control barrier, relocating 3 Pandanus trees – very skilfully done by Mick Nash, new front lawn and side yard, complete with a large fire pit for Sunday night family roast together.

Sinnamon Park Driveway Replacement

Exposed Ocean Floor concrete at Sinnamon Park. The aim of the job was to remove and replace the driveway without damage to the owners lawn, it was very successful. Still acid washed and sealed to ensure a high quality and lasting finish. We also replaced front fence to finish off the job.

Middle Park Coloured and Exposed Driveway

Combining full depth coloured concrete and exposed “Night Sky” aggregate to make this full depth black colour exposed finish. This has created a fantastic result and a high impact look for this property.

Jindalee Driveway and Fencing

Another job delivered just in time for Easter 2022! Boral exposed salt and pepper concrete, pest control, fencing and gates removed and replaced, painted, air conditioner put on wall brackets, stumping, replaced damaged turf, decorative gravel for drainage, and to finish acid wash cleaned and sealed with saw joints. We are really happy with the outcome and transformation of this front yard makeover!

Brookfield Driveway upgrade

A new exposed concrete driveway at this Brookfield home has instantly lifted curb appeal. Ocean floor exposed aggregate, acid washed and sealed for the best finish.

Local Front Yard Update in Riverhills

Exposed driveway and pathways, plumbing and drainage, concrete sleeper walls, air conditioning brackets to the wall, pest control, new turn supplied and laid, acid washed cleaned and sealed. All this work has made the house look brand-new! A fantastic outcome and the owners love the results.

Edenbrooke Front Yard Makeover

Exposed driveway and stairs, sandstone and pebble paver walkway, pest control, drainage, turfing, with block walls, core filled and ready for rendering, gate rails for electric gates and all electrical work for power and lighting. And lots of little extras to create a great outcome!

Westlake –  Driveway and Front Entry

We have been well looked after again this week on another local job at Westlake. Great continuity with this colour system, using Salt-N-Pepa Exposed aggregate from Boral concrete. Came up a real treat at this Westlake home and the owners love the final result.

Corinda 260m2 of Exposed Concrete

One of our most recent jobs, 260m2 of Boral Exposed for a driveway and paths at this beautiful Queenslander in Corinda. All freshly acid washed and sealed.

Chapel Hill – Exposed Cherry Blossom Concrete with Paved Features

300 square meters of exposed Cherry Blossom concrete, paver band features with seeded exposed, and paver band edging. All acid washed clean and sealed. Drainage, pest control and finished with 130 square meters of Sir Walter turf.

Westlake Driveway

Exposed driveway using Country Gold aggregate from Boral. Saw cut, acid washed cleaned and sealed.

Yeronga – Backyard Update

Exposed Boral concrete, turfing, drainage, paver band garden edging, mulch for the gardens and added a sitting area. First three photos take on completion of work in 2018, last three sent to Achilles Concrete by client in 2020.

Kenmore – Huge Transformation using Exposed Concrete

A huge transformation project in Kenmore updating the cracked and crumbling colour concrete driveway and paths to fresh exposed finish Concrete. The owners were very happy with the outcome and were great to the team, treating us to freshly made scones.

Kedron – Overseas Property Investors

New Exposed driveway and paths at this investment property. We used Sandcastle aggregate from Boral, which has excellent consistency of stone coverage for its price bracket.

Jamboree Heights – Driveway and Paths

Exposed Boral Eclipse concrete driveway and paths.

Middle Park Easter Outdoor Update

Exposed aggregate driveway and patio. With drainage, pest control, aircon mounted on the walls, re-established garden beds, interlocking block walls, paver band garden beds, finished with turf and top soil

Kenmore – Driveway and Paths

New Exposed Driveway and Paths for this home in Kenmore! All was going fantastic until Rover tried to slow us down and leave his mark on the property.


Boral Eclipse exposed aggregate driveway.

Mount Ommaney – Front Yard Renovation

We did this project from start to finish. Starting with earth works, then exposed driveway, paths and building sleeper walls with pest control, drainage and electrical installation. Then we added new soil to the garden beds, brick garden bed edge and painting, a new letter box and Colour Bond fencing. To finish, the concrete was acid washed and sealed, and Sir Walter turf laid.

Middle Park – Presale Update

Boral exposed driveway and pathways added value and kept continuity with the colour of the brickwork. After this we completed landscaping to get the front of this property up to sales standard.


Boral exposed concrete driveway, acid washed and sealed.

Sherwood – Exposed Driveway and Path

Exposed driveway and path, sleeper walls, steps, drainage and Sir Walter Turf.

Forest Lake – Entertainment Upgrade

Upgrading the patio slab and pool surrounds to an exposed finish. We added drainage, pest control and sleeper walls, finishing the job by acid washing and sealing the new concrete.

Middle Park – Front Yard Transformation

Exposed concrete driveway with a plain concrete patio. We turfed the front yard, added new drainage and a new water line, pest control and post brackets. Then finally, a free mow of the new lawn.

Kenmore Driveway

Exposed Boral aggregate concrete driveway.

Westlake – Driveway and Yard update

Boral exposed driveways and pathways, pest control reticulated systems, off and on hot water and air conditioner. Then acid washed and sealed to finish.

Moorooka – Christmas 2019

Something a bit different. Two types of stepping stones, the first from single exposed concrete slabs, the second from timber sleepers. An exposed aggregate concrete driveway and steel stringers with Oregan Timber tread stairs to the house. All together this gave the house a great point of difference. This is the third job we’ve done over the past 10 years for this client.

Chapel Hill – Backyard Makeover

Exposed paths, with landscaping and freshly mulched gardens.

Riverhills Driveway

Boral Cherry Blossom Exposed. Great product for cost. Saw cut, acid washed cleaned and sealed.

Jindalee Caravan Parking bay and Driveway

Kenmore Driveway

Exposed driveway using Ocean Floor aggregate. Saw cut, acid washed cleaned and sealed.

Graceville Driveway 2014

Exposed Concrete Aggregate Examples

Some up close examples of Aggregate that we have used for Exposed Concrete over the years.

Other Decorative Options which are available for Exposed Concrete

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