The Process of Installing New Exterior Concrete

Installing new concrete has many benefits. It will improve your home’s aesthetics and resale value, make clearing snow easier and give you additional space to park your vehicles. Concrete is versatile in design. You can choose from a range of finishes including exposed aggregate, stamped, broom finish, smooth trowel finish and float finish. These finishes are also available in a variety of colours.

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Concrete Innovations in Calgary are professional concrete contractors that specialize in exterior projects including driveways, sidewalks, patios, garage pads, steps, architectural walls and other special projects. Interior concrete projects might include custom vanities, countertops, workstations, fireplaces and furniture.

If you want to install a new concrete driveway for your home, here is the process you might expect:

First you must demolish your old driveway! This is when concrete contractors in Calgary will bring in heavy equipment to break up and remove your old concrete. Concrete Innovations will take the old concrete and have it recycled for you. This green alternative is better for the environment and will save you expensive dumping fees at the local landfill.

All underground utilities must be marked before excavation happens. You can use Alberta One Call’s “Click Before You Dig” to have someone come out and mark your utility lines for free. Shaw Cable offers the same service to mark their underground cables.

Once everything is removed and underground lines are marked, the surface will be properly excavated and gravel will be packed down to create a layer between your new concrete and the ground. Hiring concrete contractors to come in with Bobcats and mini excavators will save you the back breaking labour of preparing the space yourself. For those smaller spaces, they will excavate the area by hand. You might notice some spray-painted lines on the space. This is to indicate where steps or different levels of the concrete will be.

Further prep includes putting wood bracing around the driveway, walkways or other spaces concrete will be poured. Rebar will be put in to ensure the strength of your new concrete and a conduit will be used for any utilities that might run under the new concrete. The crew at Concrete Innovations will also put poly down along your house or garage to ensure no concrete splashes up onto the building.

Once this is all complete, the concrete truck will arrive with your new concrete! Experienced concrete installers will spread it out and give it a final wipe and finish by hand. Learn how to finish concrete. Once everything is cleaned up and perfectly dry, they will come back and seal the concrete for a long-lasting and professional finish.

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From innovative concept layouts to development, the professional and knowledgeable team at Concrete Innovations will work with you to achieve your vision. With state-of-the-art products, and excellence in design capability and service, they deliver solutions that meet your criteria and your budget.

Contact Concrete Innovations for your next exterior or interior concrete project!

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