What Are The Pros And Cons Of Flatwork Concrete?

The advantages of Concrete Flatwork Flatwork for residential and commercial properties are the most common concrete construction jobs.

  • Durability 

The flatwork will last up to 30 years without the need for repairs or pouring mixes when performed by a specialist. This doesn’t wear as easily as woodwork or stone. Ideal for driveways and garages, because it can handle heavy loads including cars.


  • Increase Home Value 

High-quality flatwork will add value to your home and improve the appeal of your curb. If you are looking to invest or sell your home it will increase your ROI.

People typically look at the floorings or housing surfaces and industrial rooms. This can offer various designs and choices, which can certainly help to increase the value of your house.


  • Simple to Maintain 

You don’t have to worry about surface weeds like the ones you would get from brick and mortar. When it comes to maintaining it you will only need a garden hose or a power washer.


Concrete Flatwork Drawbacks Common to other forms of building materials some issues are unavoidable.


  • Cracked Edges 

The edges of any sort of hard surface will split chip. It is caused by erosion or impact; even when it’s low it form of issue can be repaired.


  • Settling 

Concrete is designed for resistance but is not a versatile form of building material. Settling is normal because as time passes soils continue to change up and down. Small changes are all right but it can become a problem if it gets high. This is a serious and expensive issue and might not even be a viable choice to fix.


  • Dirty or Stained 

Dirt or grease can be removed easily with power washing. Sealing them is the only way to avoid spill stains.


Concrete Options for Flatwork

Not all measurable flatworks are produced equal. This is valid both in terms of its structural integrity and its decorative feature. Premium quality concrete requires precise mixing of aggregates, quick distribution to ensure proper curing, and delicate application techniques to achieve lasting finishing. Different methods should yield different finishing types. Smoother finishes for indoors should be saved. Smooth concrete can be slick in wet weather. For exterior flatwork, brush-textured concrete is preferable.

Nonetheless, there is more to the finish than just strength and health. Decorative concrete contractors may make use of this finishing method to help them build all kinds of fun, warm and welcoming concrete results. Countertops, coffee tables and other interior concrete structures often pose the most fascinating obstacles, but you can finish and stain your concrete driveway to look like a stone driveway. Your neighbors will not believe that it is true.

A contractor can make your concrete flatwork look like almost any material, including your basement floor to look like hardwood, using concrete stains or dyes. Since hardwood flooring below grade is a major no-no, many homeowners find their way to decorative concrete for their basement floor. Although the expense of stained concrete can be substantial, many find it a worthwhile investment.

Need a Flatwork Concrete to Update Your Patio, Driveway or Parking Area? 

We’re here to transform your home! For over thirty years Spaulding Concrete has been providing flat surface concrete installations  for sidewalks, city bike paths, driveways, and side driveway additions, commercial floors, parking lots, RV pads, steps, curbs, and gutters.  We also specialize in site work repairs to existing cracked, damaged concrete. Specializing in the completion of our projects in an effective, timely and reasonable manner. In need of Flat Concrete installation for your Home or Commercial structure? To schedule your free quote, call or contact us today! We are proud to serve Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood and the surrounding areas