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What is GraniteCrete™?
GraniteCrete is a combination of pre-consumer recycled aggregate, gypsum by-product, fine clays and colorant. The exact components and mixing ratios are proprietary technology and are protected by the company’s trade secret policy.
How is GraniteCrete™ sold?
GraniteCrete™ is sold in 85lb. GraniteCrete™ Admixture bags. The Admixture is then combined with local decomposed granite and installed for a finished result.
How does GraniteCrete™ compare to its competitors?
Here is a comparison chart indicating the competitive advantages.
Is GraniteCrete™ strong enough for my driveway?
Yes. If installed as per our Specifications Guide, GraniteCrete™ makes a beautiful driveway.
How soon after I install GraniteCrete™ can I walk on it?
GraniteCrete™ can be walked on the same day. For light vehicular traffic, we suggest letting it cure for no less than 5 days.
Do I need any special tools to install GraniteCrete™?
No special tools are required. A complete list of suggested installation equipment can be found here: Installation Equipment.
Is GraniteCrete™ all natural?
Yes. GraniteCrete™ contains no oils, resins, polymers, or enzymes and is manufactured from pre-consumer recycled mining by-product.
Will GraniteCrete's color fade?
The color might fade ever so slightly. Even though GraniteCrete™ maintains its color for years under harsh erosion, like any other natural aggregate path, the local soils and dust matter around GraniteCrete tend to mix evenly with the top surface resulting in a natural color blending. Of course, GraniteCrete’™s color can be optimized by regular maintenance to keep the path free from natural soils and dust.
Do I have to worry about weed growth cracking GraniteCrete™?
No. Even though GraniteCrete is permeable, it does not allow weeds to grow through.
Is GraniteCrete™ difficult to remove?
No. A simple pick-axe will serve to break GraniteCrete into removable clumps. For that reason, GraniteCrete™ is an ideal product for use over water or other service lines that may need future attention.
What colors does GraniteCrete™ come in?
GraniteCrete™ comes in five colors: Natural Gold, Desert Sand, Sonora Adobe, Ash Grey, and Carmel Coast.. Custom colors and color matching can be provided at an additional cost.
Will GraniteCrete™ wear?
Yes, but very minimally if installed properly.
What is the maximum slope percentage GraniteCrete™ can be installed at?
As long as it can be properly compacted as per our specifications, any slope is acceptable.