Concrete Steps & Sidewalk
The steps and sidewalk is what lead visitors to your home and can improve the curb appeal and even the overall value of your home. Ensuring that you set a good tone with the use of a material that can not only last but is durable and aesthetically-pleasing is every homeowner's dream. With concrete South Bend Concrete Contractors, Co's talented team of experts can turn your steps and sidewalk into works of art, while remaining strong and durable. With a team that is continuously trained and knows all of the tips and tricks of the trade your steps and sidewalk will be the talk of the neighborhood.
Benefits of Concrete for Steps and Sidewalk
There are many benefits to using concrete for your steps and sidewalk, most commonly used for exterior spaces it is an affordable construction material that offers strength, longevity, and versatility. The steps and sidewalk around your home can be constructed with concrete, as it is a material that can be shaped into any figure or structure.
Because of the natural water and damage resistance of it as a material, it can be used in all environments regardless of the type of weather it is exposed to. Concrete steps and sidewalks are resistant to both extreme heat and hard weather conditions.
Concrete's pricing is generally cheap compared to other construction materials like brick, natural stone, tile, and wood. With its durability and easy maintenance, you get to save more in the long run.
Concrete is versatile in that you can do whatever design you want for your concrete steps and sidewalk. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. We can also custom design for a unique level of look and style. More so, concrete allows for homeowners to not only completely customize the look of their steps and walkway but the shape too, without limitations.
Known for its strength and used in the biggest of construction projects, concrete is one of the most durable building materials on the market today. With little maintenance and affordable installations, it is hard to see why one would not choose concrete for every aspect of their home. Due to the strength of the material concrete is incredibly long-lasting. With a natural lifespan of up to 25 years given the right installations and aftercare, there is no reason that you would need to replace your concrete steps or sidewalk before that time.
When it comes to the steps and sidewalk of your home one thing we know is that everyone is different. From the shape of your sidewalk to the design of the steps, finding a material that can fit into all options without limitations can prove to be difficult. Concrete can be poured into any shape to create almost any form or design, and with the use of stamps and integral colors. This can be customized even further and catered to fit the unique taste style of every homeowner. Your sidewalk can be made to look like stone, brick, or even wood without compromising the structural integrity or the durability of the material. Allow the concrete to shape and surround your home framing it in the best way possible.
One of the biggest drawcards to concrete as a material is the low effort maintenance that it requires. With only minimal cleaning when dirt appears to avoid stains, a new seal application annually and crack repair as and when it appears there is no other work required in maintaining this work of art. With affordable installation costs and low-effort maintenance, your steps and sidewalk will look as good as new for years to come.
Different Types of Concrete Steps and Sidewalk
South Bend Concrete Contractors Co builds durable and long-lasting concrete steps and sidewalks. We offer a wide range of choices depending on your needs and preferences. Our selection includes:
Century Concrete Step
The Century concrete step is manufactured by the Century Group. It is a special concrete step product that we carry. Century Steps is a portable concrete step that's durable, lightweight, and easy to install. Once installed, maintenance is not necessary for up to decades. It's a great option if you live in tropical and sub-tropical zones. It's also an ideal choice for temporary housing or mobile homes and temporary construction offices because of its portability. Century Steps are made of special concrete admixtures, which makes them adaptable to extreme weather changes.
Precast Concrete Steps
Precast steps are built in factories and are delivered to the construction site once ready. They are a one-piece construction that comes in different shapes and sizes depending on the need. Precast stairs are quick and convenient. Since it is precast, there's no need to build forms and pour concrete. They're ready to use as soon as after installation. Quality precast concrete steps provide a convenient installation process. No need for welded construction allowing you to do the installation yourself.
Eart-supported steps are a very common design of concrete steps. They're poured all the way to the ground. They can be built in two ways. Either it is built between two existing walls or with open ends.
Poured Concrete Step and Sidewalk
Poured concrete is a very popular choice when building steps and sidewalks. Poured concrete or concrete slabs are custom-made. They need a formwork on-site to where the concrete is poured. Unlike a precast stair, it's more time-consuming. But the advantage of poured concrete is it's very flexible. It fits any need or requirement. Also, depending on your preference, you can match attractive and safe handrails to complete the look.
Exposed Aggregate Step and Sidewalk
Exposed aggregate steps are ideal for outdoor spaces and ground swimming pools. Since the aggregates are exposed, it becomes resistant to slips. Making it great for areas that are usually wet.
Stamped Concrete Step and Sidewalk
This type of concrete step and sidewalk are becoming a popular choice. It makes steps and sidewalks more aesthetically pleasing. Through stamping, you can choose any color, pattern, or texture of your choice. Then, you can match it up with attractive and safe handrails like aluminum handrails.
Concrete Steps and Sidewalk Construction Process
We build steps and sidewalks that are not only durable but insure maximum safety. To ensure great quality results, we follow these steps and sidewalks construction process:
1. Design and Preparation
Having the right design for your steps or sidewalks is important. We have creative people on board to help with the design process. Having a design makes the rest of the process easier. Meanwhile, before starting with the construction, we make sure everything we need is ready. That includes having concrete mobile trailers onsite.
2. Foundation and Support Construction
We properly construct the foundation where the steps rest. We make sure it's strong enough to support and stabilize the concrete step riser height.
3. Formwork Construction
This is one of the most important steps in the whole process. Having proper formwork makes the rest of the steps so much easier. The durability and stability of the structure also depend on how well it's executed. The form depends on the style of step we are building.
4. Steel Reinforced Concrete
Steps and sidewalks need to be reinforced with steel bars to ensure strength and durability. Our structural engineer calculates the number of steel bars and their sizes depending on the load the step or sidewalk carries.
5. Pouring of Concrete
The concrete mix plays a crucial role in the outcome of the project. We follow a standard mix for this. During the process, we pour concrete from the bottom to the top.
6. Removal of Formwork
It requires at least 21 days for a concrete step or sidewalk to fully dry out. Thus, the removal of formwork happens only after 21 days.
7. Finishing Touches
Once the concrete step or sidewalk is fully dry out and the formwork is removed, we do the finishing touches. This includes the installation of tiles, granites, and other materials to complete its look.
Why Hire Us
There are so many reasons you should hire us for your concrete step or sidewalk project. But, here are the major ones:
Compliant to Residential Building Codes
Our company complies with most building codes and grade structures. This enables us to ensure great results and avoid future problems.
Adheres to Insurance Company Specifications
In every project we do, we make sure to adhere to insurance company specifications. Thus, making things easier for our clients to insure their property.
Commitment to Quality
The concrete step industry is a very competitive industry. But, we manage to stay on top of our game. That is because of our personal commitment to customer acceptance and providing high-standard end results. We do so not only by the work of our hands but also by using high-quality materials.
Contact Us Today
We at South Bend Concrete Contractors Co install concrete steps and sidewalks that are durable and long-lasting. We are proud to say that we have the knowledge, skills, and years of experience to providing you high-standard quality end results.
Let's discuss your plans and see how we can help you. Call us today or send us a message through the Contact Us page. We are available to take your call and answer your email inquiries during business hours.