Exposed Concrete

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

Aggregate for exposed concrete 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

Boral Eclipse exposed 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.

Kenmore –  Exposed Concrete Driveway and Front Path

Brown pebble Exposed 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 driveway and front area in exposed concrete.

Middle Park Coloured and Exposed Concrete Driveway

Combining full depth coloured concrete and exposed “Night Sky” aggregate to make this full depth black colour exposed concrete. 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!

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 –  Backyard Makeover

Exposed concrete pool surrounds, sleeper walls, reestablished garden beds and Sir Walter turf yard.

Corinda 260m2 Exposed Concrete

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

Chapel Hill – Exposed Concrete with Paved Features

300 square meters of cherry blossom exposed 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

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

Jamboree Heights – Exposed Concrete Driveway and Paths

Boral Eclipse exposed concrete driveway and paths.

Middle Park Easter Outdoor Update

Exposed concrete 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 – Exposed Concrete Driveway and Paths

Another new Exposed Concrete 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 concrete 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 concrete 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 concrete driveway and path, sleeper walls, steps, drainage and Sir Walter Turf.

Forest Lake – Exposed Concrete Entertainment Upgrade

Upgrading the patio slab and pool surrounds to an exposed concrete 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

Boral exposed concrete driveway.

Westlake – Driveway and Yard update

Boral exposed concrete 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 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 concrete 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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