Concrete Driveway Installation
The driveway is the first impression of your house. It cannot be boring. So only the best and premium material should be chosen for driveway construction along with its design, color, and patterns.
At Clark Concrete Works, we have a special team with a unique skill set. Our materials, designs, and workmanship will impress your guests as they enter your driveway. To ensure that your new concrete driveway lasts for years to come (particularly with all the snow we get in Rochester) with an impeccable design, our team will take the necessary steps to install a quality driveway that’s built to last.
Concrete Driveway Construction
Much like our commercial concrete projects, we use a subgrade layer underneath the driveway to ensure it lasts for decades to come. A subgrade provides a stable first layer and foundation for the concrete driveway to rest on. The right soil composition and compaction are important things to plan for when making a steady subgrade.
We take every project seriously, no matter how big or small, and make sure it’s handled with meticulous care. By following all the steps and ensuring we have considered all the necessary factors for your specific project, we’re able to consistently and reliably build concrete driveways for years.
When it comes to driveway construction, we use a layer below the actual concrete called a subgrade layer. The subgrade layer aids in the concrete pouring process and guarantees a consistent slab across the driveway. Uniform thickness of the concrete supports provides protection against the driveway cracking up and fracturing. We take great measures to make sure that every step of driveway construction is built to last.
Ensuring your driveway is built to last
After the subgrade layer is complete, the next step is the fitting of the driveway area with reinforcement of steel bars or wire mesh. The purpose of steel bars is to offer extra structural integrity and support for the actual concrete. It is even more important if there are going to be heavy vehicles frequently using your driveway because it prevents damage and cracking from heavy loads.
After reinforcement is in place we then begin pouring the concrete, which requires a high degree of precision and accuracy. Our team of experts makes sure that the concrete reaches the right depth because the depth plays an important role in the structural capacity of the driveway. Achieving sufficient concrete depth can mean the difference of over a decade of your driveway’s lifespan.
Building a driveway with added thickness will increase the stability and durability of the driveway, which is great for larger vehicles, but the downside is that it can hinder water drainage. Adequate drainage is essential, or all the runaway water will enter your house. Therefore, proper grading is required, and it cannot be done without an expert team of workers.
The finishing step of constructing a concrete driveway cannot be performed without a skilled team. Our team of concrete contractors are experts at what they do and take great pride in their workmanship.
Customized Concrete Driveway Textures
After concrete driveways have been poured, there is a finishing process to give the driveway the look and feel you want. The finishing process requires polishing the concrete into a smooth surface to apply various patterns with concrete stamping or broom finishing for slip resistance.
A high-quality sealer is then applied to the exterior surface of the concrete driveways to protect against the freezing and thawing that we experience during the winter here in Rochester, NY. The sealing material will help protect your driveway from moisture, cracking, and discoloration.
There is a variety of seals that we can use to enhance the design and color of your concrete driveway. In addition, we use penetrating or film-forming sealers for extra protection. The penetrating sealer provides better protection when compared to the film former sealer.
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