Over the past week B.C.I was hired by a homeowner in Sierra Madre to remodel their concrete driveway. Sierra Madre is a small city near Pasadena and is surrounded by the following cities; Glendora, West Covina, and Burbank. Bernardo Concrete has the ability to construct any concrete driveway to a customers request and for these homeowners it was simply to remodel their existing concrete driveway and to add a little personal touch. The production for this particular project did require more work than to simply remove and replace the old concrete driveway. However, Bernardo Concrete was able to complete the job efficiently while leaving these homeowners satisfied with the work they had done.
Before the Concrete Driveway was Established
The beginning for this concrete driveway project started out with removing the existing concrete driveway. After this was done and the concrete pieces were hauled away to a dump, we had to grade or push around the dirt in order to even out the area where the new concrete driveway was going to be installed. Grading the dirt also prepares the surface for the proper thickness of the concrete. For a concrete driveway the concrete is typically 4″ thick. Once the dirt was graded we were able to establish the elevation of the concrete. Before we poured the new concrete we poured a 10″ by 16″ curb between the existing wall and the new concrete driveway in order to help support the wall.
The Concrete Driveway Finish
Now that all the basic necessities were done before the concrete driveway was established we were able to pour the new concrete driveway. We started out by placing the rebar exactly 24″ on center to support the concrete and help prevent it from cracking. After this was done we poured the new concrete. We used a 2 by 4 to form the concrete and spread it out within the perimeter. The concrete finish for this concrete driveway project was mainly to level out the concrete using a screed. We also made sure we floated the concrete to seal all the rock pockets. After this we sealed the entire area of the concrete driveway using a tool to smooth it out. The last thing we did was broom the surface of the concrete for a more polished look and we also added rocks along the edges to give it a more personal touch for these homeowners. These homeowners were able to look at their new concrete driveway and see all the quality Bernardo Concrete had to offer them.
About Bernardo Concrete, Inc.
Bernardo Concrete has been installing concrete for over 20 years now. That gives us the wisdom & experience of time and we like to think that it shows in our work. We specialize in industrial, commercial, retail and residential concrete services. We are always looking for a challenging concrete construction project to do, so let us know if you have one by calling Toll Free 888-499-0899. We offer many concrete services including concrete demolition, concrete driveway, curb & gutter installation and repair, handicap concrete ramp repair and installation (to ADA code), block wall installation and repair, concrete demolition, core drilling and saw cutting, and many more. There are just too many services to mention all of them so, take a look at our website by clicking on any of the links within this blog. We are located in Orange County California and service the surrounding areas including parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. If you have a project that requires a concrete contractor, then give Bernardo Concrete a call today and we will get an estimator out to your business for a fast, free and competitive quote.
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