CONCRETE FLATWORK SERVICES
- New or Tear Out and Replace
- Garage Floors
- Slab Foundations
- Poured Foundations for room additions
- Retaining Walls
Rayview has a crew of experienced concrete finishers, trained in new and replacement concrete for your residential needs. It is our crews, working with our equipment, that will remove the old concrete and prepare your site for excavation, and complete your work with the best attention to detail in laying your new concrete project.
Preparation of the site is an integral part of the overall operation necessary to extend the years of service you can expect from your new concrete.
All soil beneath the concrete must be compacted and only filled with a crushed stone or gravel. In areas where saturation of the soil is expected, a gravel base of 2" to 4" should be installed.
Reinforcement mats of ½" rebar are installed and lifted into the concrete during the pouring process to insure adequate support. Different strengths and thickness of concrete, and additional reinforcements are available upon request. We will help you determine your special needs.
Rayview tries to keep our prices low in a highly competitive market. We start by bidding our jobs according to normal construction standards for your area, so that you may compare our price to others. However, when comparing bids, make sure that all of those who are bidding have proof of insurance and are fully licensed to do the work in your area. It's the law to have both insurance and be licensed. Protect yourself. If a company does not have work comp insurance, and a worker is hurt on your property, you will be held liable. There are many who also do substandard work, and who operate without the proper credentials. Take time to ask for addresses of work they have done elsewhere to view the type of work their crews do. Look for dips and wrinkles in the concrete, and make sure they divide the sections properly, rather than pour in one piece.
EDGINGS, TEXTURES AND COLORS While some people prefer the "norm" in concrete, others prefer decorative edgings
or a fully stamped patio, sidewalk or driveway. We can provide you with the look of brick, slate or stone in a wide choice of colors. Only Master Finishers are able to provide you with these choices. Ask for details.
ABOUT YOUR NEW CONCRETE
We all know concrete as a strong, durable material, used in the construction of dams, bridges, highways and driveways, but do you know that concrete doesn't gain full strength until 28 days after it's poured? Most of the concrete's strength is gained early, which allows us to drive ordinary vehicles on our new driveways in less than one week in most cases. What most also don't know is that concrete continues to get stronger and tougher, year after year. The first year, concrete is known as "tender or green". Care must be taken with this tender concrete so it can mature with the same new look it started with.
- Prior to your concretes first winter, seal it with a good quality sealer designed for this purpose. We offer this service to you for a nominal fee. Rayview can't help you keep the salt and snow off your drive, but we can seal-coat it in the fall to provide the best protection possible.
- It's important for you to shovel snow from your concrete in winter. NEVER use salt or de-icers to melt the snow. This will cause pits and spalling. Use only common sand.
- Don't let winter slush drop and melt on your driveway after driving on roads that have been salted and sanded. Wash concrete as often as the weather will allow
- Pressure wash your drive and garage floor, early in the spring to remove salts and mildew and respray with sealer if necessary. Sealers help to retard dirt and oils, and will leave your concrete looking new again.
- The cost of pressure washing and sealing is minimal in comparison to replacement. Just as you care for the floors in your homes interior, you should care for you concrete on the exterior of your home. Your drive and sidewalks are a major part of a visitors first impression of you.