Concrete Pouring Services
Our Steps for New Residential Concrete Pouring
- Step 1: Customized Concrete Structure Design
A Kent Home Services Residential Project Manager will measure your property and outline the exact size and grade for your new concrete. We’ll discuss the ideal concrete mix design for your project as well as options for sealants and joint caulking. You’ll receive a drawing and detailed estimate for your review and approval.
- Step 2: Old & Broken Concrete Removal
Where there’s old broken concrete to remove, we’ll demolish your existing concrete, place it in a dumpster and haul it away. This is a noisy process, but we take care to keep our work site as clean as possible.
- Step 3: Engineering A Level New Concrete Slab Base
We’ll compact sand and fine-grade the area for a proper base.
- Step 4: Driveway, Patio, Garage, and Sidewalk Slab Forming
We’ll use form boards to establish the shale of your new concrete. If you want any curvature or specialized design, now is the time to decide.
- Step 5: Concrete Pouring
We pour concrete with a mix design that is specific to our local climate. It is an exterior mix that allows for maximum strength in freeze/thaw cycles. We can also customize a performance mix and add fiber and wire mesh to meet your requirements.
- Step 6: New Concrete Finishing
We’ll use either a broomed or troweled finish on your concrete. Ask us about options for stamped and colored concrete, as well as exposed aggregate.
- Step 7: Control Joins, Sealing and Caulking
We’ll cut or tool control joints appropriate to the size and design of your concrete. An initial sealant will be applied to your concrete to help it cure properly. Ask about our weatherproof joint sealing service as well!
Concrete gains strength in the first 7 to 14 days after it’s placed. Please, no vehicle traffic for at least 7 days. Foot traffic and bikes are okay after 48 hours. New concrete is very porous. Stains, oil or fuel spilled on concrete less than 30 days old can cause a permanent discoloration.
Kent Home Services is Western Michigan’s Premier Company for New Driveway, Patio, Sidewalk, and Garage Concrete.