Have Any Question

(865) 205-0806

Frequently Asked Questions for Concrete Contractors

Will my sprinkler system get in the way?

It is typically better to avoid pouring concrete on top of or near a sprinkler system. Our technicians can consult with you if you have an existing sprinkler system and advise the best course of action.

Do you work with other subcontractors?

Yes. We have extensive experience working on large commercial projects and are used to coordinating with different contractors. We know how important timelines are in this business and that concrete services are usually one of the first jobs to be done. You can count on us to get our job done correctly when it needs to be so your other contractors are able to do their job.

How can I prevent future cracking or chipping?

The two main causes of cracking or chipping concrete are exposure to the weather and vegetation. The best way to prevent this depends on the location and size of your concrete slab. Concrete can last as long as 30 years, but this requires proper care and maintenance. You should plan on resealing your concrete every year or two to guard from inclement weather. If you have a concrete walkway, you should keep vegetation trimmed and controlled around it so roots don’t take hold underneath.

How long will my new concrete last?

Properly poured, cured, and sealed concrete can last up to 30 years if done by a reputable paving contractor or driveway installer. Concrete is one of the most durable and cost-effective building materials you can choose. In order to maximize its life, you should keep it clean by wiping up spills right away, resealing it every year or two, and keeping vegetation from growing around it.

What is the difference between cement and concrete?

One of the most common mix-ups we see in this business is the confusion between concrete and cement. Simply, cement is an ingredient in concrete. It’s kind of like the glue that holds all the components of concrete together like the sand and gravel. There are different formulations of cement that we use depending on the concrete construction job.

What is stamped concrete?

Stamped concrete is an easy and cost-effective way to improve the look of your concrete. Stamped concrete is a finish added after the concrete has been poured and mimics the look of stone, brick, or wood while maintaining the benefits that concrete has.

How long before I can drive or walk on my new concrete?

It depends on what the concrete is being used for and what kind of finishes we’ve applied. For a basic concrete patio or walkway, you can typically walk on it after 24 hours. For a driveway, because of the increased traction and weight that vehicles exert, you’ll want to wait a full week before driving on it. If you’ve gone with a stamped concrete, you should wait until it is pressure washed and sealed before walking on it.

Are You Ready To Build New Project With Us?

Call Now Button