WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO FEEL EDUCATED AND PREPARED WHEN WE START THEIR PROJECT. HERE ARE SOME WORDRS YOU MIGHT HEAR DURING YOU PROJECT. IF YOU EVER HAVE A QUESTION, JUST ASK, WE WANT YOU TO BE CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE THROUGHT THE PROCESS!
The flared slab of concrete at the entrance of the driveway, that extends beyond the driveway and is the driveway entrance
Surface texture obtained by pushing a broom over freshly placed concrete.
Sawed or tooled groove in a concrete slab used to regulate the location of cracking.
Action taken to maintain favorable moisture and temperature conditions of freshly placed concrete or cementitious materials during a defined period of time following placement. Helps to ensure adequate hydration and proper hardening.
Concrete that has been enhanced by color, pattern, texture, or a combination of ornamental treatments.
FiberMesh is made up of fibrous materials and is distributed evenly into wet loaded concrete truck. The purpose of FiberMesh is to reduce water loss from the concrete, to enhance its structural integrity, and increase the strength of the concrete. It's different from wire mesh, as instead of providing a single layer or protection, it reinforces concrete throughout its entire structure, from subgrade to surface.
Leveling, smoothing, compacting, and otherwise treating the surface of newly placed concrete or concrete overlays to produce the desired appearance and service properties
Forms hold newly-poured concrete in place while it dries and hardens. After the concrete has fully dried, the forms are removed to reveal the final product
Grading in construction/excavation is the work/act of ensuring a level base or specific slope. Grade generally refers to the ground level, or the elevation at any given point.
Surface finish obtained by using a trowel with a steel blade for final finishing of concrete. Often used where a smooth, hard, flat surface is desired
Formed, sawed, or tooled groove in a concrete slab used to regulate the location of cracking (control joint) or to allow expansion or movement of adjoining structures. In decorative concrete, joints can also double as delineating design elements in a pattern
A coloring agent premixed into fresh concrete or cementitious toppings before placement
Pounds per square inch (psi) measures the compressive strength of concrete. A higher psi means a given concrete mixture is stronger, so it is usually more expensive. But these stronger concretes are also more durable, meaning they last longer.
Concrete that is batched or mixed at a central plant before delivery to the job site for placement. (This is the type of concrete we use.)
A steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
Concrete construction that has steel rebar or welded wire mesh embedded in it to provide greater tolerance to tension and flexural stress.
Concrete flatwork that is patterned with platform tools, stamping mats, or seamless texturing skins to resemble materials such as brick, slate, stone, tile, and wood planking.
A flat, broad-bladed steel hand tool used to compact the paste layer at the surface and provide a smooth, flat finish. Also useful for applying topping or repair materials. Available in different shapes (with rounded or square edges) and lengths (ranging from 8 to 24 inches). Smaller trowels are useful for borders, work in restricted areas, or to work in flashing accents of dry-shake color hardener.
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