Chances are if you are like 99% of people in Addison, then you probably spend most of your time outdoors walking on concrete. Whether it’s the driveway of your Addison home or the pavement on Main Street, the reality is that concrete is an essential part of life in Addison. However, like most of the best things in life, concrete is also something that is often only truly valued when a problem occurs. Thankfully for you, that is where we come in.
At Selvin's Landscaping Inc., we provide an exemplary concrete service to both residential and commercial customers that is second to none. Our superior concrete work ensures that the highest standards are maintained at all times. So, whether you are looking to put some foundation work down on a new build or want to replace old and cracked concrete with a new fill, then we should be the first number you call.
Concrete Services in Addison
Selvin’s Landscaping offers a full range of concrete installation and repair services.
We understand better than any other company the importance of strong concrete infrastructure. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, concrete can greatly increase your property’s accessibility and range of purposes.
Selvin’s has installed and repaired a wide variety of concrete surfaces for property owners in the Addison area. Residential offerings include driveways and walkways, stairs, patios, stamped concrete, flatwork, and new construction foundations.
Concrete is renowned for its strength and wide versatility—the expression ‘set in concrete’ testifies to the permanence of this material.
However, various factors can cause concrete degradation and eventually compromise the integrity of your concrete surface. Some, like cracks, are more obvious than others. Concrete is porous, and freeze-thaw disintegration can wreak havoc on concrete.
Concrete also contains steel rebar, which can rust and expand the concrete.
More conventional causes of concrete degradation include poor installation, heavy loads, studded tires, rock salt, and even tree roots.
Selvin’s will quickly and accurately assess the state of your concrete, and recommend the best course of action for your Addison home or business!
If you’re building a new property, or are hoping to make improvements to your existing property, Selvin’s Landscaping offers the concrete installation services you need.
Concrete installation is much more technical than simply pouring and drying. Furthermore, proper installation will dictate the durability of your concrete infrastructure.
Our team has the expertise and equipment to tackle your next concrete project. We use the best materials and methods, working with precision and speed to have your concrete surface ready to serve.
Your site will need to be properly prepared in anticipation of concrete pouring. The soil will be tamped and compacted, as well as sloped and graded to ensure proper draining. It’s imperative that the soil is the proper consistency. Concrete will not set on soil that is too wet, and it will set too quickly if it’s too dry. A wooden framework will be built and set in place for the pour.
It is then time to prepare the concrete. Concrete is made of a mixture of gravel, sand, water, and cement powder. This powder, when wet, turns to a glue that binds the ingredients together. The perfect quantities and ratios are used to ensure a well-textured concrete.
Concrete is best installed on a cool, cloudy day, to ensure proper pouring. This stage of the job must be done quickly, as there is little time to manipulate the concrete before it hardens.
After the concrete is poured, it will be leveled and smoothed. Some property owners choose to broom the surface for a brushed texture, or simply leave it to dry.
After it has dried, your professionally installed concrete surface will be ready for a long life of use!
Selvin’s Landscaping also offers repair services for residential or commercial concrete which has been damaged, but doesn’t require full replacement.
For cracked concrete, we provide filler for cracks and joints of concrete, as well as concrete sealant.
We will have your concrete repaired quickly and in a cost-effective way, extending its lifespan.
Three Signs Your Concrete Needs Repair
Whether you are examining the concrete around the external parts of your home, or a building that you maintain, a warning sign should not be ignored. What many people don’t know is that concrete is a common building material which starts as a liquid but quickly hardens into a solid mass. Its uses range from stabilizing structures to creating walkways and pavements. However, despite its strength and durability, it is not immune to depreciation and damage and as such, needs to be monitored carefully.
Three of the most obvious signs of concrete disrepair can be seen below:
- Cracks: When cracks appear in concrete, it is a surefire sign that something has gone wrong and needs fixing. So, if you notice cracks in your driveway, then this could be a sign that the soil beneath the concrete slabs is expanding and contracting due to the mix of droughts and heavy periods of rainfall. Cracks of this nature may also be noticeable in your home’s basement walls and may need to be touched-up or levelled to correct the issue and prevent future damage.
- Uneven Appearance: If you think that your home’s driveway or vertical wall appears uneven and not as smooth as it once was, then this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Uneven concrete can be attributed to either weathering or shoddy foundation work, and it can continue to break and crumble if ignored, possibly resulting in injury.
- Water Pooling: When water pools on concrete structures following bouts of heavy rain, this is a sign that there’s something wrong. In most cases, this is an indication that the waterproof coating has weathered away and needs replacing.
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With competitive prices, flexible payment plans and an unrivalled attention to detail it is clear to see why Selvin's Landscaping Inc. has been so successful in attracting and retaining many businesses and homeowners in Addison to our service. So, what are you waiting for? Call us today and allow us to do what we do best.