Driveway Repair and Replacement
We offer complete driveways solutions. Make a stunning first impression and add some curb appeal to your home with one of these design touches.
Driveways need to be designed correctly, to last for years.
A well maintained attractive driveway improves the overall look and value of your home. Homeowners take great pride in exterior of their home, and concrete driveway indicates quality construction from first glance. The addition of a brick inlay, colored or stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, or paver driveway system will create a more inviting image for your home. Still unsure about how to enhance the exterior of your home? Let our experts lead the way.
Stone and Masonry
Install a decorative apron in brick, cobblestone, flagstone, bluestone, and more!. Masonry for decorative aprons will take another day to install the material. The material chosen will require a concrete sub-base so that the new brick, stone, or pavers will have a solid base to be set on. Masonry and pavers can also be sealed with a solvent based, non yellowing sealer. Adding sealer will deepen the color and provide added protection from stains.
In some cases we are a able to repair a driveway. This may include replacing a section and/or replacing the apron. In the example below we replaced the middle section and the apron. Click the button below to learn about all of our Concrete Repair options.
Two methods used to integrally color concrete include liquid and granular pigment. Most concrete plants use a liquid color machine to batch color and then add the liquid color to the truck before it leaves the plant. Granular pigment is added to the trucks when it arrives to the job site. Colored concrete gets sealed with a solvent based, non yellowing sealer to preserve the color and protect the surface of the concrete against stains. Slip resistant additives can be added to the sealer to gain traction, especially around patios and pool decks.
We offer several options for decorative concrete: stamped concrete, colored concrete, exposed aggregate, decorate sawcuts, picture frame finishes, and more. Decorative concrete provides a low maintenance alternative to masonry and pavers. Decorative concrete can look like brick, stone and masonry at a lower cost.
The example above is stamped concrete made to look like a brick inlay. Click the button below to learn more about our decorative concrete options.
Examples of Concrete Finishes
Below is a diagram and explanation of terms from the diagram
Gravel applied and compacted prior to pouring concrete. Material used to stabilize the area which the concrete is to be installed.
Re-bar (or Reinforcing Bars)
Ribbed steels bars installed in concrete as primary reinforcements to provide flexural strength. Rebar comes in various diameters and strength grades. Using steel reinforcements will provide additional structural capacity for your driveway and is especially important if the slab will be exposed to heavy traffic. Reinforcements won’t prevent cracks, but it will help hold them together if they do occur.
Expansion Joints (Control Joints)
Engineering a gap in concrete to allow for thermal expansion. A joint between two parts of a structure, permitting expansion, as from heating or cooling, without creating structural damage. Expansion joints are planned-for-cracks which allow for movements caused by temperature changes and drying shrinkage. In other words, concrete cracks over time. You want to have an active role in deciding where it will crack and that it will crack in a straight line instead of randomly.
Wood or plastic used to shape and hold concrete in place until curing from a liquid to solid state occurs.
Anatomy of a Standard Driveway
Additional Concrete Terms
Any loose, particulate materials, such as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete.
The process by which the looseness of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of it being pressed together by mechanical means.
Leveling, smoothing, compacting, and otherwise treating the surface of newly placed concrete to produce the desired appearance and service properties.
Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI)
It is the pressure resulting from a force of one pound-force applied to an area of one inch. Often considered the true strength of your concrete. Also, a measurements of the amount of cement versus the amounts of aggregate and water in one yard of concrete. At Concrete Solutions of Atlanta, we install 4,000 PSI fiber reinforced concrete at 4-5 inches thick.
Tiny filaments made of polypropylene, polyolefin, nylon, polyethylene, polyester, or acrylic used to control shrinkage cracking. Fibers do not provide structural reinforcement.
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