Driveways and Concrete

Driveways and Concrete

Pavers

Interlocking Concrete Pavers are popular for customers who are looking for a different look than traditional concrete. Pavers come in many shapes, sizes and colors. One of the new trends in concrete pavers is permeable pavements. These pavers allow water to drain through to reduce run off. Permeable pavements can be designed to harvest water for plants and many counties even offer grants to offset the costs of installation.
Advantages of Concrete Pavers include: a variety of design options, properly installed pavers can last much longer than a typical concrete slab, pavers can be replaced individually in case of stains, cracks or chips.

Concrete Slabs

As another common choice for driveway surfacing, asphalt is strong and very durable, requiring minimal maintenance. Asphalt is made to withstand freezing and thawing and is unaffected by salt - making it very durable during winter months. This material is also a common choice because it is the most cost effective.

Asphalt

There is a range of materials and techniques for paving roads, cycle-paths, parking lots and sidewalks that allow the movement of water and air around the paving material, called permeable pavements. Although some porous paving materials appear nearly indistinguishable from nonporous materials, their environmental effects are qualitatively different. Although permeable, this surface is strong enough to handle heavy vehicles and weight.


ICF

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and remain in place, serving as thermal insulation for concrete walls. The foam sections are lightweight and result in energy-efficient, durable construction.

CMU

Concrete masonry units (CMUs) are joined with mortar and assembled in a pattern similar to that used in brick masonry. These blocks are durable, self contained, fire resistant and low maintenance.

Poured Concrete

Poured concrete walls provide builders and owners with stronger, drier, better basements. They offer performance that block walls simply can’t match, at a competitive price. This method provides flexural strength several times that of block and far beyond the required safety factor. It also provides for great security against permeation of water and fire.