Concrete – Installation Process

Standard Concrete Installation Process:

After contacting Kansas One Call to mark for utilities and obtaining any required permits, we spray paint the outer edge of the project. Next, we excavate the area dirt, grass, and any existing concrete. Once we set up the forms for the project a tightly compacted crushed concrete base is laid. Rebar is then pinned to the home or any existing concrete every 2 feet as needed covered with wire mesh turned up during pour. The surface is then finished according to the contracted design. Concrete will set up within 2 days (7 – 10 days of curing is required for any pad or drive that vehicles will use) at which time we will apply any needed shredded topsoil backfill, remove the forms, and finally clean the project area thoroughly.

Decorative Concrete Installation Process:

After contacting Kansas One Call to mark for utilities and obtaining any required permits, we spray paint the outer edge of the project. Next, we excavate the area dirt, grass, and any existing concrete. Once we set up the forms for the project a tightly compacted crushed concrete base is laid. Rebar is then pinned to the home or any existing concrete every 2 feet as needed covered with wire mesh turned up during pour. The selected color will be properly formulated & premixed with your concrete then placed in the mixing truck.  This gives a consistent color and mass throughout the thickness of the slab.  The concrete will need to cure for the desirable time depending on a number of factors from weather conditions to size or depth of project prior to applying stamped designs.  At this time, a second color called “release” chosen by you for its contrast or highlight to the main concrete color.  The release is added as a dry material keeping the stamp impression tiles from sticking to the concrete and the color pigment gets pushed into the stamped impression left in the concrete giving the project that desired natural look.  Over the next 24 – 48 hours power washing in combination with detailed touch ups allows the variance in colors to show through.  Finally, 1 – 2 coats of acrylic sealer in applied to bring the project to life. Once the surface is then finished according to the contracted design. Concrete will set up within 2 more days (7 – 10 days of curing is required for any pad or drive that vehicles will use) at which time we will apply any needed shredded topsoil backfill, remove the forms and finally clean the project area thoroughly.