Concrete & Flatwork
Concrete is a long lasting and durable paving solution for roads, parking lots, flatwork, sidewalks, ADA accessibility ramps, and any high traffic or load bearing surface. At Pavement Constructors, we have the capacity to provide quality concrete designs that are fully mixed and poured quickly to ensure a quality product. All of our concrete projects come with a one-year quality guarantee, so you can rest assured that your paving investment will last.
With over 100 years of experience, the Pavement Constructors team can handle any hand and auger concrete paving project in the greater Houston area.
Tell Us About Your Project
We will start your paving project with a On-Site consultation. During the consultation, we will cover any of your concerns and craft a perfect solution for your paving needs.
What is Concrete?
Concrete is a long-lasting and durable paving solution. It’s ideal for:
- Parking lots
- ADA accessibility ramps
- Any high traffic or load-bearing surface.
Concrete’s foundations are cost-effective and low maintenance overall. This makes concrete the ideal choice for commercial areas with high vehicle and foot traffic and for civil engineers!
Components of Concrete Paving & Texture
The foundations of concrete can consist of sand, rock, or gravel. Cement acts as a powder that when mixed with water and material can lead to creating concrete. Looking to find out more about how our projects are unique? Our concrete and asphalt paving experts can provide you with the accurate info you need.
The properties of concrete’s low resistance makes it a premium surface to boost fuel efficiency and minimize tire wear. We use concrete paving machines and mixers that are capable of carrying out large paving projects in the Greater Houston area. With different forms of finishing, the top layer of concrete can be grooved to allow for water to flow off of the surface.
Concrete Flatwork Contractors in Texas
The Paving Constructors team is highly experienced with concrete handwork. We can make custom forms to best suit the design and needs of your Greater Houston based property. We can also apply finishing designs, textures, and colors to your concrete to both boost the look and the safety of your flatwork.
Flatworked Pavement vs Concrete without Flatwork
We use concrete for flatwork features that either need more support from a substrate, like dumpster pads or need to be perfectly straight and smooth, like with ADA accessible ramps. It’s a versatile construction material and allows us to apply different finishes and textures. Without flatwork, pavements can form into unsafe and uneven surfaces for foot and vehicle traffic. This can result in costly repairs in the future as well as not satisfying guidelines expected to be followed.
We can handle any sized sidewalk project for commercial shopping centers, business parks, and streets. Using the Americans with Disabilities Act’s design and compliance rules, we’ll ensure that your sidewalks are both safe and long lasting.
With new paving projects we will work with you and the design standards to place a dumpster pad in the designated area. Dumpster pads are poured with a strong rebar and aggregate substrate so the surface will hold up to heavy weight and pressure.
ADA Accessible Ramps
We are capable of pouring Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps. All of our exterior building work is compliant to regulations and guidelines for accessibility. We also offer ramp finishing to improve the grip and safety of your ramps.
We will start your paving project with a free consultation. During the consultation, we will cover any of your concerns and craft a perfect solution for your paving needs.
We will move to scheduling your paving project around your and your businesses time. Our goal is to make as little impact on you and your business, residents, or employees lives.
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Choosing the Best Concrete Paving Contractor
Choosing the right, or best, concrete paving contractor can be a touch decision. With so many companies promising the same, or similar services, how do you separate the good from the bad?
When considering must-do maintenance procedures for your paved surface there are few things more important than sealing cracks.
Land Grading, Soil Composition and Your Paved Surface
Leveling, smoothing and shaping your ground surface prior to paving is as important to the surface system as the paving itself.
Asphalt vs Concrete Pt.2
Durability of asphalt and concrete is a significant factor when choosing a paving surface. Each have their pros and cons. Picking the proper surface will be determined by needs of your particular project.
Asphalt vs Concrete Pt.1
Which is better? Asphalt or concrete? The debate rages on and unfortunately there is no definitive answer. To determine the answer you will need to consider the following questions: Which one is best for my specific application? Which is initially more affordable?
Why does concrete flake, spall and crack?
Why does concrete flake and spall? In areas of the country that are subjected to freezing and thawing the concrete should be air-entrained to resist flaking and scaling of the surface. If air-entrained concrete is not used, there will be subsequent damage to the surface.
Protecting Your Concrete Surface From Chemicals
Many materials have no effect on concrete. However, there are some aggressive materials, such as most acids, that can have a deteriorating effect on concrete.
Aggregates are inert granular materials such as sand, gravel, or crushed stone that, along with water and portland cement, are an essential ingredient in concrete.
Supplementary Cementing Materials
Supplementary cementing materials (SCMs) contribute to the properties of hardened concrete through hydraulic or pozzolanic activity. Typical examples are fly ashes, slag cement (ground, granulated blast-furnace slag), and silica fume.
How Concrete is Made
In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates, or rocks. The paste, composed of portland cement and water, coats the surface of the fine (small) and coarse (larger) aggregates. Through a chemical reaction called hydration, the paste hardens and gains strength to form the rock-like mass known as concrete.
How Cement is Made
Portland cement is the basic ingredient of concrete. Concrete is formed with portland cement creates a paste with water that binds with sand and rock to harden. Cement is manufactured through a closely controlled chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other ingredients.
Cement & Concrete Basics
In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates. The paste, composed of portland cement and water, coats the surface of the fine and coarse aggregates. Through a chemical reaction called hydration, the paste hardens and gains strength to form the rock-like mass known as concrete.
Design Enhancements to Make Your Concrete Walkways Unique
The installation of sidewalks, concrete stairs, or other concrete builds all starts with perimeter forms and expansion joints to ensure that your surface area will be durable and long-lasting.