Concrete sidewalks are a great addition to your community, property or home. If you have cracked or damaged sidewalks, we also provide a full range of services to resurface, repair or even completely redo the concrete sidewalk. Call us today for a free quote.
Our process for concrete sidewalks follows a meticulous process to produce high quality results.
The area is cleared where the sidewalk will be installed, removing any vegetation, debris, or existing pavement. Excavation of the soil to the desired depth to make room for the base materials is also preprared.
A base layer of crushed stone or gravel to provide stability and proper drainage is added. The base material is compacted to create a solid foundation for the sidewalk.
Forms along the edges of the sidewalk area to define its shape and contain the concrete during pouring are installed.
Depending on the expected load and local building codes, reinforcement like wire mesh or rebar may be added to enhance the sidewalk's strength.
High quality concrete is poured into the prepared area between the forms. Level and smooth the surface using tools like screeds and floats to achieve the desired finish.
Control joints into the concrete surface to control cracking are added. These joints help manage natural expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.
The concrete is kept moist during the curing period, typically by covering it with wet burlap or applying curing compounds.
Depending on the desired appearance, the concrete surface may be finished with techniques such as broom finishing for added traction or a smooth trowel finish for a sleek look.
Applying a sealer can help protect the sidewalk from stains, weathering, and the effects of foot traffic.
Sidewalks are commonly found in residential neighborhoods, providing safe pedestrian pathways for residents.
Concrete sidewalks are essential in commercial areas, creating walkable spaces for shoppers and visitors.
City streets and urban centers often feature extensive networks of concrete sidewalks, contributing to the overall walkability of the area.
Sidewalks on school campuses ensure safe passage for students and staff between buildings, parking lots, and other facilities.
Parks and Recreation Areas:
Sidewalks in parks and recreational spaces create designated paths for pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists.
Public Transportation Stops:
Sidewalks are crucial around bus stops, train stations, and other public transportation hubs to facilitate pedestrian movement.
Sidewalks around hospitals and healthcare facilities provide accessible pathways for patients, visitors, and staff.
Business parks and industrial complexes often incorporate sidewalks to connect different buildings and provide walking routes for employees.
Sidewalks around tourist attractions, historical sites, and entertainment venues contribute to the overall visitor experience.
Sidewalks are common in suburban areas, connecting residential neighborhoods, parks, and local amenities.