About Our Concrete Services
We specialize in all phases of concrete flatwork. This includes repairs of damaged concrete and sealing of cracks. We also install new concrete.
If you’re noticing cracks in your concrete pavement that need attention, call Foothills Paving & Maintenance. Our company offers a wide variety of concrete services to residential and commercial customers. From repairs to installations, we do it all. We proudly serve the Denver Metro area, up and down and front range and into the foothills.
All subgrade excavation, compaction, formwork, placement of mesh or rebar is done prior to the arrival of the concrete mix. After preparing the subgrade, forms are placed around the area where the concrete is to be poured.
Concrete is poured either directly in place using the chute attached to the truck or with wheelbarrows, buggies or pumps if the location is out of reach of the concrete truck’s chute. Foothills Paving and Maintenance uses only 4,500 PSI Concrete with fibermesh. This is the highest quality concrete available.
Concrete is then consolidated, compacting fresh concrete to mold it within the forms and around embedded items. After concrete is consolidated, it is leveled by drawing a lumber or metal straightedge (called a ‘screed’) across the surface, to fill in any low spots or voids as well as to reduce any high spots, bringing the top surface to proper grade. A straight edge is advanced across the concrete with a sawing movement
Bullfloating eliminates high and low spots and embeds large aggregate particles immediately after strikeoff. This looks like a long-handled straight edge pulled across the concrete. It also levels and prepares the surface for further finishing. Concrete only needs to be troweled when necessary for its end use. For instance, sidewalks, patios, driveways and general exterior applications do not require a trowel application. Air-entrained concrete should not be troweled.
Edge concrete when required. Use the edging tool to obtain durable rounded edges.
Jointing is necessary to control unsightly random cracks, as cracks will follow the joints, as they are the weakest part of the concrete structure. Contraction joints are made with a hand groover or by inserting strips of plastic, wood, metal or preformed joint material into the unhardened concrete. Sawcut joints are made after the concrete has hardened.
A broom finish of the concrete gives the surface texture that prevents a slick surface. This is done using a coarse or fine push-broom. This is done when the concrete has thoroughly hardened, enough to retain the scoring impression.
After concrete is placed, a necessary moisture content and temperature (between 50 and 75 degrees F) must be maintained, a process called curing. This is vital to the quality of the concrete. A defective curing process effects durability, strength, watertightness, abrasion resistance, volume stability and resistance
After concrete is placed, a necessary moisture content and temperature (between 50 and 75 degrees F) must be maintained, a process called curing. This is vital to the quality of the concrete. A defective curing process effects durability, strength, watertightness, abrasion resistance, volume stability and resistance to freezing and thawing deicer salts. Curing aids in the chemical reaction called hydration. Loss of water by evaporation will delay or prevent hydration. If evaporation is prevented or reduced, good curing is likely within the first few days after the concrete is placed.
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