Concrete flatwork is the term used to describe any type of horizontal concrete construction, repair, or maintenance. Concrete flatwork is most commonly used for garage floors, basements, walkways, driveways, patios, and steps, but has also made its way inside homes and commercial buildings as a design element that is both functional and unique. Concrete is an ideal material to use for such a wide variety of projects because it’s economic and durable. From completing a foundation to adding a new patio, concrete flatwork provides a clean finish and a professional look.
At Construction Solutions 911, our experts are trained in high-quality concrete flatwork techniques. We have the skills and knowledge to pour any new concrete surface or restore and retouch your current ones. Whatever your concrete flatwork needs, we promise reliable service and long-lasting results from a team you can trust. Construction Solutions 911 is the choice for professional concrete flatwork throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
Concrete Flatwork Process Steps
Our concrete flatwork process relies on the experience of our employees to get your concrete project just right. Our professionals evaluate your needs and make solid recommendations on the best technique to use. In general, our process is as follows.
We start the concrete flatwork process by breaking up and removing existing concrete for repairs or, for a new project, measuring, outlining and digging the area where the concrete will be poured.
If necessary, we lay a sub-base comprised of sand or gravel, which helps the concrete form and prevent cracking for years to come.
Next, we put down a frame that serves as a mold. We might add a concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) or steel mesh for added strength and better hold of the concrete.
Finally, we mix and pour the concrete, mark off the area so no one steps on it, and allow sufficient time for it to dry, depending on the size and depth of the concrete.
Types of Concrete and Finishing
Every project requires a different type of concrete. For example, the concrete used for a garage floor is different from what is used in a driveway. Each batch of concrete needs individualized mixing, the right aggregates, and the correct amount of water. Then, the concrete should be properly poured and cured to obtain a completely flat, smooth surface.
Beyond the type of concrete used, different finishing options can be applied, depending on where and how the concrete surface is used. Our concrete flatwork team collaborates with you to ensure we give you exactly what you envisioned, so you can expect a high-quality end result.
The array of design options is another reason that concrete flatwork is so appealing. You can choose from a variety of textures, colors, and patterns for inside and outside your home. We can stain a concrete basement floor to look like a hardwood floor, and we can dye an outside patio to resemble brick or stone. Add a decorative coating or imprinted pattern to concrete flatwork for an elevated style that puts your surfaces above the rest. Construction Solutions has the tools to create your desired finish – including smoothed, brushed, textured, stamped, and colored. No matter what your design preference, we’re ready to deliver.
Benefits of Concrete Flatwork
Being able to customize your flatwork to look less like cement and more
like a finished surface is one of the biggest benefits. Other advantages
are that concrete:
Is a less expensive and much faster option than installing stone or
Is durable and solid, so it lasts significantly longer than other finishes
Surfaces are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance
Eliminates the need to deal with weeds popping up through cracks
the way they do in brick or stone walkways, patios, driveways, pool
Construction Solutions is a licensed, bonded, and insured company that can meet all your concrete flatwork needs, including custom work or standard flatwork without additional design elements. If you’re interested in turning your boring basement floor, driveway, or patio into a durable surface with a high level of craftsmanship, then we’re the company for you. Call us today to learn more about our concrete flatwork services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. We’re ready to get started when you are.