Did you know there are eight basic steps your concrete team needs to follow? Each project is unique, however normally these eight essential steps are the key:
- An estimator will visit your jobsite to review the conditions and determine it suitable for paving and provide you with a quote. Concrete will last more if it’s based on strong, level, and all around drained soil.
- At the point when the paving team arrives, some time is taken to prepare the equipment. The team will go over the base to ensure that it’s prepared for paving.
- The group will at that point create frames in the shape the concrete will take, then the concrete can be poured.
- The crew will then conduct a process called “screeding.” Screeding is when a flat board and other tools are used to smooth concrete after it has been poured to assist with flattening.
- Concrete starts to harden very quickly and the process of smoothing your pavement continues as the concrete continues to set. Crew members will use power and hand tools to even and smooth the surface.
- After the concrete is installed, crew members use a cure agent on the surface. This slows the water loss over a 30-day period, leaving you with a better finished appearance and stronger concrete.
- Your new concrete surface will take 7-10 days to cure before it can be used. While concrete sets fairly quickly, it remains weak until fully cured. As a result, it’s important to keep people, pets and traffic off the surface for several hours. Any premature surface traffic can leave permanent marks.
- After the initial set, workers will remove the forms and clean up.
At Bolding Construction, we value an honest relationship with our customers and work hard to keep you informed before, during, and after project work.
If you have questions about any part of the paving process or would like to get a free estimate, please contact one of our paving specialists.
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