- Most every home has a concrete driveway, very few have one that adds curb appeal. Many driveways are either asphalt or concrete. You can add a stamped border or solid color. But today’s concrete can spruce up the entrance to your home.
- Fibermesh – is fiberglass that is mixed in concrete to provide tensile strength. Michigan Ready Mix Concrete Association certifies that fibermesh is stronger than wiremesh.
- Wiremesh – This is metal fencing used to strengthen concrete, placed before placement of concrete. The problem with this product is it tends to fall to bottom of concrete and lose its performance. We prefer fibermesh as it’s mixed throughout the concrete.
- Control Joints – These are placed in the concrete to provide a place for concrete to crack. Concrete will crack, but providing proper placement of these joints will allow the concrete to crack at a defined stress point with minimal visibility. There are two methods of joint placement, installed while finishing concrete or saw cut after it cures. “Customers preference”
- Expansion Joint – this is placed at location in around concrete to allow for expanding and contracting without stressing the concrete.
- Confilm – This is a special chemical used to assist the finishing process, to provide the best quality.
- Cure and Seal – This is a chemical applied to concrete after finishing to retain the moisture in the concrete. These products tends to leave discoloration. We prefer to water cure our concrete for the best quality concrete.
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January 25, 2016 by ·