Cement Poured for your new
Driveway, Home Addition, and Patio
Deciding to undertake a larger than handyman project? Important steps not to be missed to ensure quality workmanship.
The Good Day Enterprise experts do more than pour cement and leveling.
To ensure that your concrete driveway will look good for many years to come, there are important steps we follow during installation. How well your driveway looks and performs long-term is largely related to the quality of workmanship and materials that go into it. To help ensure a problem-free driveway we use high standards of preparation.
A properly prepared subgrade Attention to subgrade for the fresh concrete requires uniformity in soil composition and compaction. The key to a good subgrade is one that will provide adequate support, ensure an even slab thickness, and prevent slab settlement and structural cracking. Soft spots should be removed and replaced with good material, and in some soil conditions, 2 to 8 inches of crushed rock should be used as subgrade material, depending on the degree of expansiveness.
The correct concrete mix Mix design will impact the performance and longevity of a concrete driveway. Driveway control joints can be incorporated into a decorative pattern.
Correctly placed joints help prevent random cracking. Good Day Enterprises knows how control joints should be spaced. While random cracks are generally not a structural problem and will not reduce the service life of the driveway, they are unwanted. Relying on a remodeling company that knows how to correctly pour concrete and generate a jointing plan is crucial.
Reinforcement Wire mesh or steel rebar requires correct pattern and spacing. Our construction crew knows and practices the techniques for providing structural reinforcement.
Placing concrete at the proper thickness Thickness is the major factor in determining a driveway's structural capacity. Place concrete at a minimum thickness required increases the driveway's load-carrying capacity.
Proper finishing The biggest mistakes that occur during the finishing of concrete driveways are overworking the surface and performing finishing operations while bleedwater is present. Leveling, floating and applying a broom finish are Good Day Enterprises attention to detail.
Proper drainage To eliminate standing water on your driveway, it should be sloped toward the street and away from existing structures.
Proper curing techniques We know that curing the concrete is the final step of the process, and one of the most important. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most neglected. In extreme cases, failure to cure the concrete immediately after final finishing can result in strength reductions of up to 50% by reducing the concrete's resistance to the effects of weather and increasing the possibility of surface defects.