Concrete Driveway in Amarillo, Texas

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Concrete Driveways Amarillo provides superior concrete contracting services to Amarillo, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer a wide array of Concrete Driveway services, including driveway installation & repair, sidewalks, decorative driveway approaches, and other flatwork services. Browse our site and feel free to contact us should you have any questions! 806-482-1770

A few services we proudly offer to Amarillo residents and business owners: Driveway Installation, Porch and Patio Design and Installation, Pool Deck Design and Installation, Sidewalk and Walkway Installation, as well as Foundation and Concrete Slab Pouring and Repair, and Sealing and Repair Services.


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Aesthetics

Well made concrete driveways are smooth and well sloped. This makes them a perfect match for modern homes, as well as old style homes. In addition, you can choose the driveway to be poured in various different styles.

At Concrete Driveways Little Rock, we work with a variety of styles to give our clients the choice of which style fits their home the best.  You can choose different colors, shapes, or patterns to dramatically enhance the entrance to your home.

Concrete can also be stamped or stenciled which gives it a more creative design and style. Your driveway can look as if it is made from stone, brick or even tile. We do this by providing stencil patterns and individual decorative motifs added. And if you choose to just have regular concrete, that works too.

Maintenance

Concrete driveways are an investment and if you want it to last. Regular cleaning by scrubbing it with a brush and simply cleaning it off with water through a garden hose, will add years to that investment.

Additionally, investing in a proper driveway seal will prevent any unwanted stains from oil or other contaminants. The seal acts as a barrier that doesn’t allow the dirt to penetrate the concrete and settle. If you seal your driveway, you can simply wash off the oil or other contaminants with water. Overall, having a concrete driveway can add functionality, aesthetic appeal and great value to your home.

It is however important, that you’re seeking out professionals who are experienced in placing new concrete driveway or concrete driveway repair.  Most people ask about labour and material estimate, however fail to ask how long the settlement period is and when they can start using their driveway. If you start using it too soon, the concrete will not have enough time to settle and could be compromised.

At Concrete Driveway Little Rock, we have over 25 years experience in all kinds of concrete driveway construction or repair.

Durability

Maybe it’s your first driveway, maybe it’s a replacement, but you definitely want the durability. We recommend choosing a material that can last up to 35 years. You probably guessed it, concrete.   Where asphalt may cost you less at the beginning, after 10-15 years, you will have to replace it again. Concrete will last much longer than that, even if you don’t maintain it at all. With proper care and maintenance, your concrete driveway can remain in excellent condition for as many as 50 years (and even more).

Why is concrete so much superior?   The durability of concrete lies in the state of the material. It doesn’t change much in cool or hot temperatures, which makes it perfect for the hot Arkansas summers. Additionally, concrete driveways and pavements provide effective barriers to termites. The durability of the driveway structure depends not only on the quality of the concrete material itself, but also on the way in which it is laid.

Even though concrete is the superior product, it still contracts and expands in the changing of the temperatures and humidity. For example, cracks wider than 3mm will provide enough space for water to seep in and start damaging the concrete, especially if you have a freezing event. That is why it’s very important to choose experts who will pour the concrete in squares and allow enough room for the expansion joints to work their magic. Think of the skin on your hand. As you open and close you hand, your skin will expand and contract. The skin around your finger joints allows your skin to expand and contract without cracking.  Same principle is applied to laying of the concrete. This also helps regulate the process of curing (hardening and strengthening).

Give us a call today and we’d be happy to educate you and help you out with any concrete needs.

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How to build a strong Slab and Foundation

A slab foundation is a thick, large slab of concrete that is usually 4 or 6 inches thick. The concrete is usually poured all at once in order to achieve uniformity in the mix and maximum strength.  Slabs and foundations are used to level and bear the load of small items such as an Air Conditioning unit, something a bit larger like an RV resting on a concrete pad, or for a large structure such as a home, garage, or shed.   

 

Importance Of a Strong Foundation for your Foundation Or Concrete Slab 

Usually, the slab concrete foundation is constructed on the property or building that has been graded. The soil must be graded properly because the soil is acting as the foundation for your concrete slab or your foundation (confused yet?).  If the soil is not properly graded and compacted, once loading is applied on the slab, the concrete might settle or sink due to the poor compaction and grading of the soil underneath.  For smaller and medium size pads, you can use a compactor such as a sheepsfoot compactor.  For larger foundations, it is more efficient to use a vibrating compaction roller.  

 

How To Form The Area For The Foundation Or Slab 

Make a form by using 2” by 4” or 2” by 6” boards. If you’re doing a larger foundation, you’ll need special boards used for foundation pouring. A premade form can also be used but are relatively expensive, best to go with boards. A pro tip:  Spray the side of the board that will be touching the concrete with WD-40, motor oil, or even olive oil.  That will make it a lot easier to remove the form from the concrete after the slab has hardened. Once the boards are in place, they have to be reinforced with stakes so they don’t collapse to the weight of the concrete. 

Level the ground within the form: Regular rakes and shovels can be used to level the ground completely within the frame. Use a laser level to ensure the flatness of the ground, as well as to slope the ground for drainage.  

 

How to Reinforce the Slab and Foundation 

There is various supporting rebar that is used for garage floor slabs, RV pads, or backyard slabs. You can use either a #3, #4, or #8 rebar. The number represents the amount of 1/8s of the rebar, i.e. #3 is 3/8,  #4 is 4/8s or ½,  and #8 is 1”.  Spacing is also important. You can place your rebar 12” on center, or 16” on center, then you can start creating your grid.  For structure foundations, post tension cables are often used whereas others are reinforced with thicker rebar. It is important to understand the properties of the underlying soil. Consider getting a geotechnical engineer to bore a few samples from the ground so that he can make recommendations to a structural engineer for a foundation design. This will ensure your foundation has enough load-bearing capability of the building structure and make it safe and sturdy. 

 

How To Achieve Positive Drainage When Pouring A Slab 

The slab should be sloped 1/8-inch per foot to eliminate the standing water and slope away from the existing structure. If the concrete foundation is wedged between two structures and bans proper drainage, then install a drain that will collect the water in the concrete at a low point and divert it away. Drainage is also an important reason for the soil underneath to be compacted well. If not, your concrete pad will most likely settle and create a basin where the water can start pooling.  

 

How Long to Let the Concrete Cure 

The final step of this process is concrete curing. Concrete curing takes about 28-days. It should be done soon after the finishing is completed. There are various methods of curing, such as wet curing blankets, concrete with plastic sheets, application of liquid membrane-forming curing compound, and continuous sprinkling. One note to make, if you’re pouring a slab or foundation where a portion of it is in a shadow area from a tree or an adjacent building for example, make sure to sprinkle a curing agent which will allow that area to cure and dry uniformly with the rest.  

And lastly, if you want to avoid all this thinking, give us a buzz, we’ll give you a very reasonable quote and we’ll complete the job in no time.   

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