Frequently Asked Questions
Durability of concrete is substantially greater than pavers. In some cases pavers bring a decorative appeal, however, similar decorative options are also available with concrete.
Pricing varies from $2.00 / SF to $30 / sf. It depends on the type of concrete and the type of job.
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Typical time is 48 hours after the pour. We let all of our customers know when they can walk on the concrete specific to the job.
In actuality, the proper term is called curing. Concrete curing depends on the type of concrete used (mix specifications), weather conditions, chemicals used, water added, etc. We always let the customer know
for each job when they can walk, drive and place furniture on the concrete. For a quick answer, we typically tell customers it is safe to walk on after 48 hours, drive on after 28 days, and total cure time of up to a year.
SALT WILL DAMAGE CONCRETE AND VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY! We recommend shoveling snow off of the concrete as the best way to maintain the integrity of your concrete.
We typically use 3500 to 5000 psi concrete on all of our flat work. Foundations are poured with 2500 psi to 3500 psi concrete.
For footers / foundations : 36". For typical flatwork : from 4" to 8". Depending on grade, we dig even more to compensate.
We have a utility check done prior to every job unless otherwise specified. Other lines such as A/C lines, sprinkler systems, pet fencing and any additional electrical wiring are up to the customer to mark locations.
We use 2"- 4" of gravel underneath the concrete. We typically use #2 stone or 53 gravel.
Re-enforcement is the method of increasing the amount of pressure the concrete can handle without losing the integrity of the concrete by holding the concrete" using metal or fiber. In short, making the concrete stronger and withstand heavier loads. Methods of re-enforcement are fiber mesh, wire mesh, and rebar. In each case the concrete will become stronger, it just depends on what you are using the concrete for and how much pressure it needs to handle. We offer all options to all of our customer but give specific recommendations on what we think fits best for each specific job