Care and Maintenance

  1. Do not drive on new concrete for at least seven days
  2. Apply a good quality sealer and re-apply as directed by the manufacturer
  3. Shovel your driveway completely after each snow/ice event during the first winter
  4. Do not apply salt to your driveway, sand can be used for traction as needed
  5. Do not use harsh acids for stain removal
  6. Do not allow water to drain beneath your slab

Concrete Flatwork Information

  1. Surfaces: A common misconception about the concrete is that it will last indefinitely. Exterior concrete, especially in Northern climates, is subject to harsh weather combined with vehicle traffic that causes wear and tear on the surface of the concrete. Although concrete is a very durable product, there may be areas on the surface where cosmetic popping or flaking of occurs that does not compromise the integrity of the concrete.
  2. Cracks: Over time, all concrete will crack. Although very strong, concrete flatwork is poured over large areas containing softer material underneath. We compensate for the difference in materials by cutting or forming control joints in the surface of the slab. Sometimes before or after the control joints are formed or cut, cracks can and will occur.
  3. Cracking and Frost Heave: In Northern climates in any given winter, there are typically several freeze-thaw cycles that can cause exterior concrete to heave up, increasing the risk of cracking. Over time, most concrete settles back to its original elevation.
  4. Shifting & Settling: Most flatwork does have some shifting or settling over time as even compacted surfaces below grade may settle. 5. Discoloration: Unfortunately, many variables impact the color of poured concrete and it is not possible to match the exact color of existing or new concrete. Most color variations are very minor and will fade over time.