Cement Sidewalks, Cement Pathways & Cement Walkways
Concrete is a great material to consider for your sidewalks if you’re looking for a way to separate your landscape from the rest of the street. Whether you’re interested in concrete slabs or a simple walkway to divide the elements, concrete can help you achieve both and is highly durable in the process of doing so. Concrete sidewalks are typically quite easy to install and won’t damage your landscape, driveway, or street, but can make accessing them from around the outside of your home even easier.
Why Choose Concrete?
If you’re wondering why you should choose concrete over anything else for your sidewalk, the answer is simple: it’s reliable! Most sidewalks are and will be exposed to the outdoor elements, which includes high temperatures and excessive heat. For such a task, you’ll want to invest in a building material that won’t easily crack or crumble over time. What makes concrete a go-to material is that it is very versatile and can be used both indoor and outdoor. Attempting to use a material outdoor for your sidewalks, such as wood or tile, can only lead to premature damages which are to be expected with less durable building materials. Concrete, however, doesn’t require much upkeep in general and looks great, in any kind of weather.
Concrete slabs are the most popular way that we install sidewalks. This is because the slabs are poured into individual cases which are then installed next to each other and aligned accordingly. Similar to big concrete tiles, the slabs make it easier to customize the length and width of most sidewalks. Concrete slabs are also much quicker in terms of drying time as they don’t require the whole area to be dried, and can instead be poured ahead of time and later installed into sidewalks.
Repairs that need to be done on concrete sidewalks that have slabs are usually very quick and simple because the slabs themselves can be removed and replaced if there is a crack or damage that appears. Most repairs are localized and don’t require extensive removal or drying times and simply need a crack filler to enclose cracks. Slabs can also be removed entirely when the damage is too extensive for a crack filling solution to resolve the problem. Therefore, when you choose concrete slabs for your sidewalk project, you’re doing more than getting a user-friendly material, you’re getting one that is long-lasting in terms of general maintenance and repairs!
The general maintenance required for your concrete is typically quite minimal. You can have your concrete cleaned from time to time using power washing systems that remove the dirt and debris from the small crevices in the concrete’s pores. Sealing your concrete is another great way to prolong its lifespan and ensure that it’s ready to last you for several years to come. If you’re concerned about your concrete or have had it for a while, you can enlist our services to have your concrete inspected before taking next maintenance steps.