How to Do an Exterior Mosaic on the Driveway

by Tatyana Ivanov

Driveway mosaics adds flair and a Spanish touch to the exterior of your home. Because this outdoor mosaic needs to withstand the elements as well as the weight and motion of automobiles, it is important to use strong construction materials. Large stones or pebbles are best for driveways, and can be painted different colors using a weatherproof paint.

Items you will need

  • Shovel
  • Wood beams
  • Mesh
  • Gravel
  • Cement
  • Mosaic stones and pebbles
  • Grout
  • Tile and grout sealant
what is a fallback
Step 1

Prepare the driveway area by digging a trench deep enough to accommodate a one-to-one ratio of sub-grade and cement. For instance, if you want your mosaic driveway to be 4 inches thick, dig an 8-inch trench. Fill the trench with gravel, then use wood frames to create 2-feet squares. Cover each square with mesh to help support the cement once it is poured.

Step 2

Mix the cement per its package's instructions, then immediately apply it in a thick layer over the mesh frame of the driveway. Even it out using a bull float.

Step 3

Set your stones or pebbles into the cement, arranging them in any pattern you desire. Be sure that there are not large gaps between the stones and that the stone layer is even to prevent damage to your car. Allow the cement to set for the amount of time indicated by the instructions.

Step 4

Mix the grout per the package's instructions. Spread a thin layer of the grout over the entirety of your mosaic driveway. Allow this to set and then apply another layer. Allow the grout to set for 48 hours.

Step 5

Apply a tile and grout sealer in a thin layer over your entire driveway. Allow this to set for 48 hours before using the driveway.

Photo Credits

  • Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images