Frequently Asked Questions

Concrete is one of the most used construction materials to build roads, patios, buildings, large structures, dams, bridges, and many more. Although concrete is a huge part of our society, what do we know about it? Concrete Xperts is an established company in the concrete industry and comprises professionals who bring a new level of artistry and design to various construction projects. After years of providing proprietary concrete resurfacing techniques to enhance the aesthetics of existing concrete on commercial and residential properties, we realized that a successful project needs quality materials. This means answering the various questions that most clients have about concrete. These questions include:

What Kind of Concrete Should I Use for Residential Projects?

When purchasing concrete for your project, most people are not aware of what to look for and go for brand recognition. If you are looking for robust and durable concrete, ensure that it has a pound per square inch (PSI) of 3,000 to 5,000 for residential projects such as garage floors and driveways. The higher the pond per square inch, the stronger the concrete. The next time you have a concrete project, get in touch with the professional team at Concrete Xperts for top-notch repair, design, coating, and resurfacing surfaces. You can rely on us for a fantastic job without breaking the bank.

How Does Weather Affect Poured Concrete?

When concrete freezes early, it ends up losing much of its overall strength. Although concrete that is done correctly can be poured in cool weather and still retain its power, contractors opt to pour concrete in hot weather to minimize compromising structural integrity. If you are not confident about how well you’ve mixed your concrete, it is advisable to avoid pouring it when the outdoor temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Adding accelerators or water reducers helps in protecting the poured concrete from potential issues. However, these additions are not recommended when the temperatures are freezing.

Is There a Way to Permanently Reinforced Concrete?

An effective way of reinforcing concrete is by a process known as pre-tensioning. This involves putting the reinforced concrete into compression by pre-stressing. For structural reinforcement, you can use rebar by placing it horizontally and vertically in 4-foot sections that form a grid-like pattern. Another way to reinforce structural concrete is by using wire mesh or fiber mesh which prevents cracks from forming. Fibers tend to stay in position and are considered to be less costly and rigorous when installing. In addition, both the fiber mesh and the rebar build an effective support system for your project.

What Causes Concrete to Crack?

There are several reasons why concrete cracks. The most common sense is because it hardens after excess water evaporates, causing it to shrink and eventually crack. But, you are probably wondering, where does the extra water come from? During construction, contractors usually add a lot of water while mixing to easy to apply. As a result, the cracks may not appear all at once, but as the water evaporates, it hardens, making it more susceptible to cracks. Other reasons why concrete cracks include a poorly planned foundation, curing the concrete, and an improper finish