F.A.Q.’s

Q: WHAT TYPE OF MIX DO YOU USE?

A: FOR EXTERIOR FLAT-WORK WE USE AIR-ENTRAINED 6 BAG MIX. EVERY CUBIC YARD OF CONCRETE WILL CONTAIN 6 BAGS OF PORTLAND CEMENT. IT CAN WITHSTAND MICHIGAN’S HARSH WINTERS BETTER THAN A 5 BAG MIX. HOWEVER 5 BAG MIX IS SATISFACTORY FOR INDOOR USE SUCH AS BASEMENT AND FAMILY ROOM FLOORS.

Q: WHAT TYPE OF BASE DO YOU USE?

A: WE USE CRUSHED CONCRETE OR SAND AS A BASE. WE MOST OFTEN USE CRUSHED CONCRETE. IT IS MORE READILY AVAILABLE, IT COMPACTS WELL, IT DOES NOT ERODE OVER THE YEARS AND IT HAS EXCELLENT DRAINAGE. THE BASE WILL THEN BE COMPACTED WITH A VIBRATING COMPACTOR.

Q: ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?

A: YES WE ARE BOTH FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED. OUR LICENSE # IS 2104194898, AND WE ARE ALSO A MEMBER OF THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.

Q: IS REINFORCEMENT NECESSARY?

A: EVEN WITH REINFORCEMENT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE CONCRETE WILL NOT CRACK, HOWEVER IT DOES MINIMIZE THE CHANCE OF CRACKING. FIBER-MESH, WIRE-MESH, AND RE-ROD DO INCREASE THE TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE.

Q: WHAT IS FIBER-MESH?

A: FIBER-MESH ARE TINY HAIRLIKE FIBERS THAT ARE MIXED INTO THE CONCRETE AT THE READY-MIX PLANT. FIBER-MESH SERVES THE SAME PURPOSE AS WIRE-MESH WITH ADDED BENEFITS AT A LOWER COST.

Q: IS SEALER NECESSARY?

A: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SEALER BE APPLIED TO ALL CONCRETE FLAT-WORK. SEALER HELPS PREVENT PITTING (FROM SALT), STAINING (SUCH AS OIL DRIPS, BEVERAGES, ETC…), KEEPS THE COLOR RICH AND A SHINE ON STAMPED AND COLORED CONCRETE. IT ACTS AS A CURING COMPOUND AND IT ALSO MAKES THE SURFACES MUCH EASIER TO CLEAN.

Q: HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STAY OFF FRESHLY PLACED CONCRETE?

A: WE RECOMMEND NOT DRIVING ON NEW CONCRETE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS (FOR SMALL CARS AND 14 DAY FOR LARGER CARS, TRUCK, & VANS). YOU CAN WALK ON YOUR NEW CONCRETE BY THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Q: HOW LONG DOES CONCRETE TAKE TO CURE?

A: CONCRETE IS FULLY CURED IN 28 DAYS.

Q:WILL YOU NOTIFY ME BEFORE YOU START THE WORK?

A: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WE BEGIN THE WORK WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. WE CAN GIVE AN APPROXIMATE TIME IN WEEKS WHEN WORK WILL BEGIN AND NOTIFY THE CUSTOMER AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCED.

Q: WILL YOU HAUL AWAY THE EXCESS DIRT AND BROKEN CONCRETE?

A: YES, ALL CONCRETE AND DIRT WILL BE REMOVED.

Q: DO WE NEED TO GIVE YOU ANY MONEY DOWN?

A: NO. THERE IS NO PAYMENT REQUIRED UNTIL THE WORK IS COMPLETED.

Q: HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?

A: THE OWNER HAS OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF ALL TYPES OF CONCRETE FLAT-WORK.