CONCRETE DRIVEWAY SPECIALS ROCHESTER MICHIGAN 48306

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These homeowners in Rochester, Mi had an old creeky wooden deck. They were sick of the staining, the replacing of boards oh and don’t forget the splinters!!! OUCH!!! They called Reliable Custom Concrete and we provided them with a free friendly estimate. Within hours this homeowner called to schedule the work, confident that they chose the right company!!! When our crew came to start the work after being held up by days of rain, the homeowners were so happy!!! They were absolutely amazing with the timing, design, prep work and completion of the entire project!!! Its the appreciation of customers like this that keeps us going strong. Thank you to all our past, present and future customers!!!

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Sick Of Your Ugly Driveway???? Rochester, Michigan Call About Our 2014 Spring Concrete Driveway Specials

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is true for your driveways as well. Some people like the look of the driveway being an extension of the road and have an asphalt driveways. The differences between asphalt and concrete are as different as black and white, literally. However, there are some different things that can be done to both asphalt and concrete to get away from the traditional black or off-white colors.

As a general rule of thumb, concrete is an easier material to work with to get different finishes. Concrete can be stained or tinted to an array of colors and can be stained differently in a single driveway to get unique patterns. Concrete can also be stamped into different designs to get different looks and it can have different finishes such as brushed or exposed aggregate. All these different options can create a unique options when designing your concrete driveway.

Asphalt is more limited. Since asphalt must be rolled and compressed, there is little in the way of unique finishes. Moreover, until recently, there was little option in color apart from standard black. However, there are now tints that can be added at the end of as a sealant or even integral coloring that is added during mixing. There are many colors and patterns to choose from.

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Concrete driveway curing get the facts Rochester Michigan

As concrete sets, the water in the mixture enters into a chemical reaction with the cement, and new chemical substances are formed. Although the concrete “dries”, in the sense that no liquid water remains, the water is still there, as a very important part of its structure. This is different from the drying of mud, for example, in which the water simply evaporates and leaves the remaining solid material, without having changed it chemically. For this reason we talk of “curing” (or “setting”) of concrete rather than “drying”. In fact it’s very important to keep concrete wet during the early stages of curing. This is normally done by spraying it regularly for the first week or so, and keeping it covered with sacks, leaves or any other convenient materials.

The chemical process involved in curing is called “hydration” (which simply means combining with water), and keeping plenty of water on the surface ensures that the concrete doesn’t lose water by evaporation. If water is lost from the wet concrete in this way there may be insufficient to allow the hydration process to go to completion, and the result will be reduced final strength. Another, related reason for keeping it wet while curing is that there is always some contraction of the concrete volume as it cures. This can lead to small cracks forming. Contraction, and crack-formation, are minimised if plenty of surface water is present. (Because it is only the cement and water that enter into chemical reaction, mixes with high concentrations of cement tend to contract more than do weaker mixtures.)

In addition to drying by evaporation to the air, wet concrete may lose water to its surroundings – such as dry ground, when poured into trench foundations. To guard against this, the earth, and any other porous structures that will come into contact with the concrete should be thoroughly sprayed with water before the concrete is placed.

While setting, the concrete gains hardness and srength, as the process of hydration slowly permeates the entire body of material, and new chemical bonds extend their fingers throughout the structure. Curing should be allowed to progress for several days before subjecting the new concrete to significant stress. The rate of curing depends on the temperature (as the rates of all chemical reactions are dependent on temperature), and for this reason the “safe curing time” is less in hot weather than in cold, and generally less in tropical climates than in higher latitudes. In the same way that curing concrete should be prevented from drying, it should also be protected from extreme cold. If you have an option, it’s better to work with concrete in warm, humid weather than in cold, windy, dry weather.
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Concrete curing facts for homeowners near Rochester, Michigan

As concrete sets, the water in the mixture enters into a chemical reaction with the cement, and new chemical substances are formed. Although the concrete “dries”, in the sense that no liquid water remains, the water is still there, as a very important part of its structure. This is different from the drying of mud, for example, in which the water simply evaporates and leaves the remaining solid material, without having changed it chemically. For this reason we talk of “curing” (or “setting”) of concrete rather than “drying”. In fact it’s very important to keep concrete wet during the early stages of curing. This is normally done by spraying it regularly for the first week or so, and keeping it covered with sacks, leaves or any other convenient materials.

The chemical process involved in curing is called “hydration” (which simply means combining with water), and keeping plenty of water on the surface ensures that the concrete doesn’t lose water by evaporation. If water is lost from the wet concrete in this way there may be insufficient to allow the hydration process to go to completion, and the result will be reduced final strength. Another, related reason for keeping it wet while curing is that there is always some contraction of the concrete volume as it cures. This can lead to small cracks forming. Contraction, and crack-formation, are minimised if plenty of surface water is present. (Because it is only the cement and water that enter into chemical reaction, mixes with high concentrations of cement tend to contract more than do weaker mixtures.)

In addition to drying by evaporation to the air, wet concrete may lose water to its surroundings – such as dry ground, when poured into trench foundations. To guard against this, the earth, and any other porous structures that will come into contact with the concrete should be thoroughly sprayed with water before the concrete is placed.

While setting, the concrete gains hardness and srength, as the process of hydration slowly permeates the entire body of material, and new chemical bonds extend their fingers throughout the structure. Curing should be allowed to progress for several days before subjecting the new concrete to significant stress. The rate of curing depends on the temperature (as the rates of all chemical reactions are dependent on temperature), and for this reason the “safe curing time” is less in hot weather than in cold, and generally less in tropical climates than in higher latitudes. In the same way that curing concrete should be prevented from drying, it should also be protected from extreme cold. If you have an option, it’s better to work with concrete in warm, humid weather than in cold, windy, dry weather.

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Interesting facts about concrete for homeowners looking to replace their driveways near Rochester, Michigan

By volume, a concrete mixture typically includes 60 to 75 percent aggregate (gravel and sand), 15 to 20 percent water, 10 to 15 percent cement, and 5 to 8 percent of air.

Concrete is a very popular material because the aggregate and water are usually available everywhere. The only material that requires transportation is cement which is a fairly small amount of the total material used.

Concrete has a high compressive strength. Strengths up to 20,000 psi is possible, but strength from 3000 to 7000 psi are more economical and more commonly used.

Tensile strength (strength when the material is pulled) of concrete is only about 8% to 15% of its compressive strength.

Reinforced concrete has high resistance to fire and water. Concrete is the only materials used for underwater structures such as dams and submerged bridge piers.

Reinforced concrete structures are rigid, typically more rigid than steel frame structures.

Concrete is easily shaped. Curved pieces or ornamental pieces are possible because concrete is poured and cast.

Concrete is one of the only materials that is economical for building footings, basement walls and piers.

In transportation concrete is used for bridges, bridge decks, retaining walls, sidewalks, crash walls, curb, and roads.

Almost all bridge in highway transportation use concrete decks, even if the bridges use steel beams, because the concrete decks are cheaper and easier to maintain.

There are many types of concrete structures used for bridges. Prestressed concrete girder, concrete box girder, concrete slab, coffered slab, concrete rigid frame, concrete strut frame and concrete arch are all concrete structural design choices for b

Concrete is also used for high-rise buildings. The Trump International Hotel and Tower is the largest concrete structure in the world. This 98 story building is over 1387 feet (423 meters) tall.

Over 2 billion tons of cement is produced each year.

UGLY CRACKED CONCRETE DRIVEWAY??? ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

Call Reliable today for a free estimate on that old cracked up ugly driveway. We can bring your home back to life with a new concrete driveway and maybe even a stamped walkway or stamped patio!!! Call our pros today.

 

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New Concrete Driveway In Rochester, Michigan

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Location: Near Rochester Michigan