A concrete sidewalk is an excellent way to improve the look of your property. It also helps increase its value. It is easier to achieve whatever you envision for your concrete walkway with the right concrete contractor.
South Bend Concrete Contractors Co is the best concrete sidewalk company in the area. We have years of experience and a team of highly skilled professionals who can help you get the perfect sidewalk for your home or business.
Our company knows that a well-constructed sidewalk is integral to any property. That is why we use only high-quality materials and construction techniques in every job we do. You can trust us to provide you with a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting sidewalk that will enhance the overall curb appeal of your home or business for years to come.
Our Concrete Sidewalk Services
South Bend Concrete Contractors Co. has been in the business for years. We have a reputation for providing high-quality concrete sidewalk services. As a reliable company, we always put our customers first. We work hard to make sure that you are happy and satisfied with the end product.
You can count on us for your concrete walkway needs. In particular, for the following services:
Concrete Sidewalk Construction and Installation
For several years now, South Bend Concrete Contractors Co has been a reliable concrete contractor in South Bend, Indiana, and nearby areas. We provide various concrete services across the region, including concrete sidewalks.
You can never go wrong hiring us. We construct and install concrete walkways that are durable and long-lasting. Compromising quality is not in our company's vocabulary. We work hard to provide you with the best quality concrete sidewalks you deserve. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure world-class results in every project we do. For your concrete walkway needs, contact us today! Our residential and commercial concrete walkway costs cheaper than most of our competitors.
Concrete Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance
Concrete is one of the most durable concrete materials. But like any other construction material, it has its limits. While it does last for years, certain elements and circumstances can cause damage to a concrete surface. With age or too much high traffic, concrete may develop cracks and other damages. As soon as you notice one, call an expert right away. The sooner we get to address the problem, the better.
South Bend Concrete Contractors Co provides the most efficient solutions to concrete problems. We can turn your damaged concrete walkway to its former glory with our expertise. We are so good at it. You will not even notice where the damages used to be. You can also rely on our services to maintain your concrete walkway. Our maintenance services include assessment and correcting minor errors right away. Depending on your concrete finish, we can also help clean them up so they will look polished again.
Types of Concrete Sidewalk Finishes
Whether you are installing a new concrete walkway or updating an existing sidewalk, you can count on us. More so, you can also rely on our expertise in providing you with the concrete finish you wish for your sidewalk. Our company offers various concrete finishes for you to choose from. It includes:
- Smooth Concrete Finish - This is the most popular concrete finish of all. It is also the least time-consuming of all the options. This finish is ideal for home or business owners who want a clean and classic concrete surface.
- Broom Finish - We use a soft-bristle broom to achieve the broom finish. It is ideal for those who wish to have a non-slippery, rough concrete walkway. While it looks easy to pull off, it can be challenging if you have no experience doing it. It requires specific expertise to come up with a broom finish that does not look cheap.
- Stamped Concrete Finish - Concrete stamping is the more affordable alternative to using expensive materials like natural stones, bricks, or wood. We can mimic these materials and make them look like they are for real with stamped concrete. We can also create a design that is customized to your taste or style.
- Exposed Aggregate - As the name suggests, this concrete finish reveals aggregates such as pebbles. It is ideal for pathways as they are non-slip, making your sidewalk safe even when wet. Explicitly displaying aggregate in concrete is an excellent way to create impressive effects at an affordable price.
- Stenciled Concrete Finish - Stenciling is a superb alternative to concrete stamping. While it has the same design versatility, stenciling uses disposable paper stencils to impart specific patterns on fresh concrete instead. You can do so much with this method. These days, stencils for concrete come in a wide variety of designs. We are sure you will find one that suits your preference.
- Colored Concrete Finish - As the name suggests, colored concrete finish allows you to incorporate whatever color you like into the concrete surface. Our company offers a wide selection of colors so you can easily match your sidewalks to your overall theme. We can use solid colors or mix them up for an edgier look depending on your preference.
Our Concrete Sidewalk Installation Process
Once you have come to a decision to move forward with a concrete sidewalk installation, there are a few steps our team will take to ensure the process goes smoothly. First, we will meet with you to discuss the project in detail. We will also make time to answer whatever questions you may have. As soon as we get your approval, we will start working on the construction and installation of your new concrete sidewalk.
Our company follows a strict installation process. This helps ensure we provide the same quality product at all times. However, it is essential to know that the process may vary depending on the design and materials used for the project. But in most cases, we follow these steps:
Step 1: Preparation of the Project Site
Preparation of the project site is essential to ensure we start and finish the project on schedule. During this process, we clean up and get rid of any obstacles. During this step, we also schedule deliveries of materials to the location. Having everything we need in place enables us to save time, effort, and resources.
Step 2: Concrete Path Layout
We measure and lay out a concrete path based on the plan in this step. We use marking paint to mark the ground. These markings are vital when digging the pathway. They serve as our guide to ensure we make no errors.
Step 3: Dig Out the Walkway Path
Once done marking the ground, we proceed to dig out the path. This can be very daunting, especially if you are dealing with tree roots or hard clay. We use an appropriate tool to make digging easier depending on the situation. During this time, we also think about possible drainage issues and solutions.
Step 4: Build Forms
Formwork or forms serve as a mold. Our company uses cheap hardwood for the formwork. Even with the tightest curves, this works. The forms are crucial in ensuring we get to provide you with the sidewalk style or design of your choice. We install forms based on the path we initially created.
Step 5: Pack the Soil
We use a plate compactor to pack the soil. Packing the ground is crucial to ensure no sink or potholes develop underneath the concrete base. Without a sink or a pothole, the concrete slab will not crack or shift. Thus, extending the life of your walkway for a longer time.
Step 6: Spread Gravel Base
A gravel base extends the lifespan of your concrete surface. More so, it makes the structure more durable. It also protects the concrete from shifting. While we can use any gravel, we prefer crushed rock in most cases. Unlike other gravels, it is easier to shovel and packs well.
Step 7: Install Reinforcements
Reinforcements like rebar and wire mesh are ideal for environments with heavy loads, like a concrete driveway or concrete patio. While not a prerequisite, adding a wire mesh or rebar to your concrete walkway will help increase its lifespan.
Step 8: Mix Right Concrete Mix
While there are projects that require basic concrete mix, others may have to be customized. In this case, you do not have to worry about anything. We are experts in the field. We make calculations to come up with a durable and long-lasting outcome. To ensure we mix concrete properly, we use a concrete mixer for this process.
Step 9: Pour the Concrete Mixture
We are cautious when pouring concrete into the formwork. As we pour fresh concrete mix into the mold, we ensure to disperse them evenly into the ground. We use hand tools to spread wet concrete, ensuring we fill every single spot. Also, we make it a point not to create or at least lessen air pockets. Too much of it causes voids on your concrete surface.
Step 10: Level, Flatten and Smoothen the Concrete Surface
Once done pouring fresh concrete into the mold, we now level and flatten the surface. There are different tools and equipment we use for this. We use various tools depending on the size and the design of the walkway. For larger projects, though, we use a bull float. Apart from leveling, flattening, and smoothening the concrete surface, this process also enables us to get rid of excess concrete.
Step 11: Cure Concrete
It is essential to know that depending on your design. We either cure the concrete surface after the previous step or work on your preferred finish. Regardless, we need to cure concrete for at least 21 days after it all. Concrete usually dries up after two to four days. But, to enjoy its full performance and for a long lifespan, we have to let it cure for 21 days.
Step 12: Remove Forms
Once the curing concrete sidewalk is over, it is safe to remove forms. It is critical never to remove formwork while the concrete is not dry. Otherwise, it might ruin the project or at least the sides of the surface.
Why Hire Us
Finding the right concrete contractor for your sidewalk needs should not be difficult now that you have found us. South Bend Concrete Contractors Co is the best choice for your concrete sidewalk needs because of these reasons:
Licensed and Insured Company
Our company is a licensed business, which means we adhere to all local building codes. Apart from that, we also follow standards set by the industry. Thus, you can rest easy knowing you have the right people for the job. Apart from our license, our business and our people are also insured. This means you do not have to worry about anything in case of unfortunate events while onsite.
Experienced Concrete Workers
We are a team of concrete experts. We have years of knowledge and experience in the concrete industry. Our company has a dedicated team with expertise in building and installing concrete sidewalks. We ensure they are the same team we deploy for your concrete walkway needs. Also, we are up-to-date with the latest in the industry. We make time for professional growth and honing our skills through regular training as a company.
Our secrets to success include having the right people on board and using only the best materials available. At South Bend Concrete Contractors Co, we only use materials we have tried and tested. We only source materials from suppliers and manufacturers that are reliable and trustworthy.
Competitive Concrete Sidewalk Cost
Our concrete sidewalk costs less per square foot than most of our competitors. But that does not mean we compromise our work. We have our ways to make our concrete walkway cost less than other companies. Excellent job plus high-quality materials at an affordable price — only we can make that happen.
Enjoy a total customer experience only at South Bend Concrete Contractors Co. Before anything else, we help our customers make informed decisions. That is why we offer free consultation and quotation services. All you have to do is get in touch with us, and we will provide you with the information you need expecting nothing in return.
Contact Us Today
South Bend Concrete Contractors Co has been in the concrete industry for years. We are known for providing high-quality concrete sidewalk services. We understand that quality counts when it comes to your property, which is why we take our time to get the job done right—the first time.
Let us help you beautify your property with a brand new concrete sidewalk. It will add value and curb appeal, and you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Contact us today for a free consultation or cost estimate! Call us at our customer hotline number or send us a message via the contact form on the website. Our representatives are available daily during business hours to answer calls and online inquiries.