Concrete Services Concrete Flatwork
Why choose concrete over asphalt?
Concrete's benefits far out way those of asphalt. Concrete requires literally no major maintenance and is extremely versatile and its appearance is far better. It's also extremely durable, having a typical lifespan of 30 years or longer. Concrete's lighter color also absorbs less heat, making your yard and our planet less warm! Not only is it much more environmentally- friendly it also increases the value of your house over alternatives like gravel and asphalt.
Asphalt contains a wide array of carcinogenic compounds. To avoid these, many homeowners mistakenly use coal tar driveway sealants to maintain and improve the lifespan of their asphalt. These coal tar products are actually worse than the asphalt itself, containing up to 1,000 times as much PAHs, which has been linked to cancer in humans.
The concrete driveway has become an essential to every home's landscape and like other high-quality upgrades can drastically increase property values. We know it is the first thing everyone sees when they approach your home and that's why we don't cut any corners. We use reinforcements like rebar and wire mesh and our concrete is always 4,000 psi, which is well above what our typical competitor uses for traditional pours! This also allows for the concrete to reach a total hardness in 14 days instead of the traditional and normal 28 days. Hardening quicker in our area of Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley Colorado gives our customers a higher quality product. Concrete flatwork thickness depends on your usage and all necessary slopes and drainage needs are considered because no one wants standing water on their driveway. Control and expansion joints are strategically placed to provide a location for the concrete to crack. All concrete cracks, but with proper placement of these saw cuts they can be hidden and made less noticeable.
The concrete patio is fast gaining in popularity, especially in our tri state area of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, as an essential element in today's backyards. Concrete patios offer many maintenance and cost advantages over wood while at the same time being able to be made as decorative as wood. Additionally concrete patios allow homeowners to blend interior and exterior living spaces. Concrete is the perfect flooring surface for outdoor kitchens and living rooms and can be decorates to mix or match. You can add water features, seats and many different kinds of fireplaces. With concrete you can have unlimited design and maintenance features and options. You can enhance concrete with stains and colors and coordinate to match a home's exterior or landscape. It can also be stamped or engraved in patterns that mimic other popular paving materials, such as brick, flagstone, slate and tile.
Although it may seem simple to pour a large slab of concrete in your front or back yard, much thought must go into planning your concrete patio or porch. Without the proper preparation your traditional layout may lack practicality by having too much sun exposure and not enough shade. The most efficient design can accommodate multiple outdoor needs. That is why we will help you decide before your pour exactly how you plan to use your addition. The options are endless!
Concrete sidewalks, walkways and approaches offer more than just practicality they provide curb appeal and form to your home's landscaping. Giving you a welcoming entryway into your home.
Shop, Garbage Containers and Shed Pads
Regardless of the size, we can pour your shop, shed, garbage container or storage pad. Sometimes homeowners believe they can complete smaller concrete pours on their own. And in some cases this is true but it has been our experience that much of concrete work by our company as well as others is centered around redoing concrete work. Here are just a few reason why you may want to leave pouring concrete to a contractor.
Secondly especially in Colorado is the concrete mix. If the mix is incorrect it will crack, peal and crumble in short order. If a repair job is warranted at a later date it is most times much more expensive to tear it out and redo. Letting us do even your small jobs will give you a high quality construction job and you will have peace of mind that it was done right the first time.