Thickness

Q: How thick should the concrete be? Darrick: While every situation is unique, we recommend pouring concrete driveways, patios and walkways 5″ thick and pool decks and other landscaping features 4″ thick. If we pour a thinner layer of concrete, it will crack easily. Pouring a thicker layer concrete is not usually required and is more costly. Once we’ve...

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Resealing

Q: Is it necessary to reseal my concrete driveway, patio and walkways each year? Darrick: Sealing your concrete is a protection of the initial investment you made in your property. Sealing your concrete is like waxing your car or wearing sunscreen. It improves the concrete’s appearance by bringing out the colour, prevents fading caused by UV rays and protects it from...

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Cost effectiveness

Q: Is concrete landscaping really expensive? Darrick: While it is true that stamped concrete is more expensive than asphalt, it is much more competitive than using natural stone, brick or precast pavers. The cost of stamped concrete depends on a number of factors including the size of the area you are looking at having done, the amount of detail and complexity the...

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