Concrete flatwork surfaces include walkways, curbs, concrete aprons, sidewalks, driveways, and more. Concrete is the best material for flatwork due to its ability to form perfectly flat and even surfaces. Pavement Solutions is a pioneer in concrete flatwork technology. Pavement Solutions, LLC offers many concrete solutions to turn your project ideas into a reality:
- New curb installation
- Curb/gutter repairs
- Dolly pads
- Curtain drains
Concrete Flatwork Installation
Concrete flatwork is first framed using forms or lumber. A compacted aggregate sub-base is added next. Rebar or wire is added to strengthen the finished concrete. A retarder is added to slow the curing process and prevent premature cracking. A wax based sealer is applied as a extra level of protection
Poured concrete is compacted with an extruder to strengthen the curb for fracture cracking prevention. Control joints are placed to allow curbing expansion during the winter season. A high-quality sealant is used to protect the concrete from oxidation.
Advantages of Concrete
- Long Lifespan – Properly maintained concrete can last for twenty or thirty years.
- Weather Management – A lower temperature is generated from concrete surfaces.
- Low Maintenance – Concrete pavement requires minimal upkeep. It only needs joint sealing and annual cleaning.
Concrete Expansion Joints
Concrete expansion joints are beneficial for sidewalks, driveways, or any concrete flatwork. As the temperature/humidity changes, the concrete contracts and expands; and the joints allow this to happen without damaging and cracking the concrete slab.