Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered Please check the list below for answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive.

What thickness and concrete strength do you specify for your projects?

We specify 6 inches of concrete for driveways and 5” of concrete for walkways, patios and pool decks. The strength of the rebar-reinforced concrete is 32MPa (4,600psi)

Does concrete crack?

We follow best practices in our installations that reduce the chances of cracks occurring. Nevertheless, all concrete has the potential to crack.

What if my concrete cracks?

Cracks can be filled with a cementitious material that will be similar in colour and texture with the concrete.

Is the concrete slippery?

It doesn't have to be. Over the years, architectural concrete has developed a reputation of being slippery when wet or frozen. We use a non-slip additive in our sealer to greatly reduce, if not eliminate, slipperiness.

What maintenance is required?

Periodically, everything needs maintenance, especially surfaces that are exposed to a cold climate. We recommend that you seal your architectural concrete every 4 to 5 years and it should be the same brand sealer that we originally used. Or give us a call, we would be happy to arrange this for you.

What de-icer should I use?

Whichever de-icer you do choose to use, it is ideal to use it sparingly rather than leaving it in mounds on your concrete. Typically, calcium based dicers are better for the concrete than rock salt. It is recommended that plastic snow shovels be used vs. metal ones. Metal shovels could scratch the sealer and leave rust marks.

How long does a typical architectural concrete installation take?

The duration of the installation completely depends upon the size and scope of the project, coordination with the clients we work with, and of course weather.

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