RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE PAVING

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Concrete Driveways, Walkways, Stoops, and Patios

Concrete driveways are one of the best ways to improve curb appeal while making a solid investment for your home. When properly installed and maintained, a concrete driveway can last 20 + years with low maintenance costs. Plus, with the option to color and stamp your concrete, you can have a concrete driveway with a look that’s uniquely you.

Pros of concrete

  • Concrete lasts longer when installed properly and generally does not need to be maintained regularly.
  • Has a long lifespan.
  • Low maintenance as only requires resealing every 3-5 years depending on care and daily use.
  • Better in warm climates as it does not soften.
  • Can be colored and scored.
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CONCRETE SERVICES

CONCRETE EXTENSIONS & WIDENING

Concrete Driveways & Garage Floors

A typical concrete Driveway extension calls for removal and disposal of 9″ of dirt, and consists 4″ CA-6 stone, wire mesh, then 5″ of concrete.

Driveways are recommended a minimum of 4″ CA-6 stone, wire or fiber mesh, and 5″ of Concrete.

Concrete Garage Floor is the same profile as the driveway. Decorative concrete coatings may be added for appeal and character.

Expansion joints are installed where the old concrete meets the newly installed concrete (i.e.: where the newly installed driveway meets the existing garage base).

Six bag mix Concrete at 4,000PSI is important to ensure you get maximum strength concrete.

Concrete Walkways

Walkways are usually 3′ wide in most areas except the front walkway (usually wider). Installation is typically 4″ CA-6 stone and 4″ concrete.

Private walkways are recommended of 4″ CA-6 stone base, and 4″ of concrete.

City Walkways are typically 4″ of CA-6 stone base, and 5″ of concrete.

The City Approach (area between the city walk and the road) varies in thickness per village. Often it is 6″ or more of concrete.

Concrete Stoops and Steps

Concrete Stoops and Steps can be extended and widened as necessary to create a comfortable step down without the trip hazard. We follow standard depths of 7″ for steps and perform work to village codes and typical engineer specifications to ensure the work is done precisely as is needed.

Many times concrete stoops can be overlayed or “capped” with pavers or natural stone to give a more classy look. It is not uncommon to pour everything else concrete and purposely emphasize the front entrance with pavers or stone (i.e.: bluestone & flagstones).

It is possible to sometimes save money from replacing the concrete stoop by leveling the stoop with mortar or screenings, then overlaying the concrete stoop with brick pavers or natural stone.

Concrete Patios

Concrete patios are one of our most popular services since with this type of material our clients have more options for personalized design to create a perfect space to live outdoors. With a variety of patterns, colors and stamps, your patio can reflect the style of your entire property.
Is your Patio too small? You can extend it with new concrete, however, it is usually best to re-do the existing patio to have a uniform look.

CONCRETE PAVING PROCESS

STEP 1.

DEMO, BASE & FRAME

Upon arrival the crew will remove the existing surface of the driveway or patio, install the new stone base, grade, leave it compacted and ready for inspection with the local village or city as required.

Whenever possible we will frame same day or the following in preparation for pre-pour inspections.

After the base and frames are prepared, parking of vehicles will not be possible.

STEP 2.

INSPECTIONS

After base preparation, we will schedule any required base inspections.

Once inspection is passed, we will schedule the project pavement installation date which normally is between 1-3 days after the base has been ready, weather permitting.

Most villages do not require for anyone to be present during inspection, but do require the permit to be visibly posted on a front window or door as well as approved plans to be accessible if needed.

Some Villages do not require a base inspection, we will advise if one is not needed. If such is the case we will schedule paving sooner availability.

STEP 3.

CONCRETE INSTALLATION

The concrete installation team will complete the paving work by pouring the fresh cement with or without color and distributing it to later flatten it and if necessary, apply the stamping and release layer.

During construction, contact your local police department for a street parking permit.

A minimum of 5-7 days is required to allow concrete to set before parking vehicles. Concrete will fully cure and obtain its final color 30-60 days after installation.

WHEN DO I NEED TO REPLACE?

IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

DEEP PENETRATING CRACKS

EXCESSIVE PITTING (APPEARS AS THOUGH PIECES OF STONE ARE EXPOSED OR MISSING)

EXPOSED RE-BAR OR WIRE MESH

SLABS SETTLED, SLANTED, UNEVEN, OR RAISED

WATER SEEPING INTO THE FOUNDATION OR UNDER THE DRIVEWAY

MAJOR GAPS BETWEEN SLABS AND WHERE CONCRETE USE TO MATCH OTHER SURFACES

DECORATIVE CONCRETE

THE MOST POPULAR USES FOR RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE

Exposed aggregate concrete

Exposed aggregate concrete is an extremely appealing yet simple option to create a beautiful decorative surface.

By stripping away the very top layer of a concrete surface, such as a driveway or interior floor, concrete is transformed into a unique display of variably sized aggregates.

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Applications:

  • Garage Floor Coating
  • Concrete Steps and Stairs
  • Concrete Driveways
  • Concrete Patios

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is a great alternative by using patterns and colors to achieve a maintenance free pavers or stone look. Commonly used for patios, sidewalks, and driveways.

One of the most popular forms of decorative concrete, stamped concrete can be a great alternative to using other more expensive materials to achieve the same sophisticated look.

Stamped Concrete is specially colored and stamped to mimic the look of brick or stone tile at a lower price point.

Stamping concrete is a complicated process that only concrete professionals can perform as staining and stamping must be completed before the poured concrete hardens. Once the concrete reaches optimal plasticity, a release layer is applied to help with color contrast and ensure that the stampers do not stick to the concrete. After the stamping process is complete, it is finished off with a curing compound and sealer.

While it’s optimal to stamp concrete when it’s freshly poured and still wet, overlays are also possible by adding 2” of fresh concrete. If the concrete you’re hoping to upgrade is still in good shape, you can easily update your current flat driveway or patio with a stamped design that will revitalize the space.

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STAMP COLOR SIMULATOR

CUSTOMIZE, VISUALIZE & MAKE A BETTER CHOICE

1. Choose a Pattern
  • ASHLER STONE
  • CANYON STONE
  • FRACTURED SLATE