Flat Concrete

Project – Discovery Bay Side Driveway

Check out this Side Driveway for a residential client in Discovery Bay, California.

  • Location: Discovery Bay, California
  • Project Type: Side Driveway

About this Project

Designed and built a Side Driveway for a residential client in Discovery Bay, California.


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What Is The Cost Of Concrete Flat Work?

The cost of concrete flatwork is higher than paving material like asphalt and lower than pavers or brick layouts. Concrete pays off when you factor in how long it will last. The longevity of Concrete is far longer than most alternative materials. Concrete flatwork will not need to be replaced as often and will stay finished longer. If you use pavers or bricks to make flatwork you will have to worry about settling and movement. Concrete is more resilient to weather factors like tree roots and rain damage than pavers.

How Are Your Sidewalks Constructed?

Sidewalks are poured in sections with expansion joints in between them. They typically are not made with rebar reinforcement but rather have an aggregate rock sub-base. Sidewalks are finished flat and can sometimes have a subtle finish to enhance grip and safety when the surface is wet.

Do I Need To Seal My New Concrete Driveway?

You should apply a high-quality sealer to all exterior concrete slabs exposed to freeze-thaw conditions. The sealer helps protect the concrete from moisture absorption, exposure to chemicals, grease and oil stains. On decorative colored concrete, a sealer will also help enhance the color. Sealer should be applied 30 days after initial concrete pour and can be reapplied every 2-4 years.

How Thick Should My Concrete Be Poured?

On average due to expansive soils the minimum thickness is 4”. Though, depending on the weight to be applied to a slab the thickness will increase.

How Long After Concrete Is Poured Can It Be Walked On?

In most general situations, the following day you can walk on the concrete without damage. However, depending on weather conditions and some other variables it can length or shorten this amount of time.