Concrete Pouring: How It Works
New Driveway Concrete Pouring in the Grand Rapids, MI Area
When fixing your concrete driveway, patio, or sidewalk is out of the question, Kent Home Services has your custom residential concrete pouring solution. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote, and we’ll take care of the rest.
What to Expect: New Residential Concrete Pouring
- Step 1: Customized Concrete Structure Design
A Kent Home Services Residential Project Manager will measure your property to determine the size and grade for your new concrete. We’ll discuss the best concrete mixture 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 quiet and 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 shape 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 designed for your local climate for maximum strength in freeze/thaw cycles. Performance mixtures with fiber and wire mesh are optional.
- 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 control joints and apply an initial sealant 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.