FOUR SEASONS CONCRETE, INC
294 Edwardia Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409
RONNIE JACKSON President
You have questions — we
have answers. Get answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive.
When is the best time
of year to pour concrete? Ideally, the spring or summer time is
the best. But, as long as the temperature is at least 32 degrees and rising,
concrete will be just fine. When
temperatures are extremely cold or hot additives can be added to compensate for
the extremely cold or hot.
I noticed that my patio
has a small crack forming. Concrete does start to crack as it is poured and
set. We take every precaution to prevent the cracks from being a problem. Such as cutting joints and sawing concrete to minimized the cracks. If the ground under it shifts or
swells, then the concrete will crack. The vast majority of the time, you cannot see
the crack. In rare instances, you may
see a crack. Sudden changes in
temperature such as extreme heat and no rain (a drought) can break down the
bond between the cement and the stone added.
If it is no wider than 1/8″ then a mortar caulk can be applied to keep
moisture out. If the crack is wider than
1/4″ then you need to have a professional look at it.
Should I use wire mesh
or rebar in the concrete? It all depends on what you are
pouring. If you are attaching a sidewalk
to a patio, for instance, then you do need to have rebar drilled into the patio
so that the concrete will set up better.
What should I look for in a concrete contractor? Well
first of all, you should use someone who is licensed and bonded. If you hire
someone who is not licensed, and you run into legal problems if your work is
not up to city and/or county code and you do not have a permit, in a worst case
situation, all of your work may have to be torn out and redone.
Will my insurance pay
for a new patio or driveway? You should contact your insurance agent.
How soon can I drive on
my new driveway? You
need to wait 5 days.
What is stamped
concrete? Stamped Concrete is a process of adding
color and a textured pattern to a plain concrete slab at the time of pouring.
When finished the concrete has the look and feel of brick, slate or stone, with
the contour and coloring to match these surfaces.
What are the advantages
of stamped concrete? With Stamped Concrete the possibilities are
endless - a big variety of stamp patterns are available and each may be used
with a variety of colors to achieve your desired result. You will also save
significantly over cobblestone, slate, pavers, stone, tile, or brick,
especially labor cost which is much higher with those other materials.
What maintenance is required
with Stamped Concrete? Stamped
Concrete is maintenance free. You may, if you chose, apply a fresh sealer coat
every other year, to bring back the original sheen. The surface is extremely
easy to clean - there are no grout joints to retain dirt and mold.
Four Seasons Concrete, Inc