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Liquid Limestone 2017-10-05T02:12:37+00:00

Poured limestone for driveways, paths, patios and around pools.

Liquid limestone, or poured limestone, has many benefits in landscaping. It’s cool beneath your feet, and as it’s a poured product, unlike paving there are no gaps, which means no weeds and no ant burrows. Liquid limestone is hard wearing, without fading or flaking. It contrasts well with gardens, decking and buildings, with a range of designs available to be carved in.

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Find out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions for liquid limestone.

Also known as poured limestone, or sometimes limecrete, liquid limestone is reconstituted limestone that is poured into a formed area. It contains both crushed limestone as well as cream concrete, providing both the natural beauty of the colour and texture of the natural limestone product, as well as the strength and durability of concrete.

Liquid limestone stays cool underfoot even when temperatures soar, making it an ideal application for pool surrounds and pathways that receive full sun.

The area is excavated, compacted and watered before being formed out in preparation for the poured limestone. Optionally, galvanised steel mesh can be cut to fit the area, lifted off the ground to ensure it sits fully encased in the limestone for added strength.

Once the limestone is poured and levelled,  your limestone specialist must choose the right moment during the curing to cut control joints to control cracking, and to carve your chosen pattern into the surface of the limestone.

All concrete shrinks as it cures. Shrinkage is an unavoidable characteristic of concrete, including liquid limestone. The majority of shrinkage will happen within the first few days of your limestone being poured. Properly preparing the area and including adequate control joints can aid in controlling where cracking will occur.
Liquid limestone is a porous material. We recommend you seal your new limestone to protect it against staining. There are different sealers available to seal your limestone surface, and the sealer you choose can make a difference to the appearance of your limestone.
As the limestone component of the liquid limestone is a naturally occurring material, there can be some small colour variation between batches, and when two large areas are viewed side by side having been poured from separate mixes, there can be a small but noticeable colour variation. Speak with us about what you can expect, and what Perth Trade Centre can do to make sure you are happy with your finished product.
Ask your installer how long to wait before walking on your new liquid limestone. A few factors need to be considered, for example weather conditions, which will affect curing time.
Ask your installer how long to wait before driving on your new liquid limestone. A few factors need to be considered, for example weather conditions, which will affect curing time.

Steel reinforcement provides added strength to your poured limestone pad. Talk to us about options for reinforcing your limestone.

The pattern that is carved into the surface of the limestone can either be performed as a wet cut or dry cut. This means the pattern can be made at two different times during the curing of your limestone- either the same day when the limestone reaches a good consistency for carving, or the pattern can be cut in dry the following day. Dry cutting is our preferred pattern cutting method.

Liquid limestone is ideal for pathways and around pools as it stays cool underfoot, and when sealed creates a low maintenance surface that doesn’t allow weeds or ant burrows the way pavers do. Liquid limestone provides a comfortable, slip resistant finish that can be poured for driveways and for alfresco areas.
You will need to check with your local council for information on installing liquid limestone for a council crossover (the continuation of your driveway onto your council verge to the road/ kerb.) Different councils have varied rules and regulations for crossovers, including what materials can be used. Click here to see our page on council crossovers, including a link to your local council website.
Liquid limestone can be poured before or after installing a patio, pergola or carport. If you are looking at both liquid limestone and a patio as new installs, we would recommend installing your patio first, so the area for the liquid limestone is clear.
Yes, your liquid limestone area can be formed with a curved edge.
Depending on what your existing surface is, you may need to consider drainage prior to installing poured limestone. As well as water run off, including drainage and soakwells, consider future proofing your design in case you may later wish to run pipes or wires under your poured limestone slab for reticulation or garden lighting. We can install drainage and soakwells, as well as installing a PVC pipe under your limestone for future plans.

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