Our Process

Madewell Concrete delivers curb appeal to your home

OUR DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT PROCESS

We take pride in our work
and do it right the first time

We do our best to make sure that you won’t be coming back…well, not for a few decades, at least. You can rest assured that our concrete driveways are built to last.

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Step 1

First, your old concrete is removed, disposed of, and hauled off to be recycled into stone.

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Step 2

Next, we grade the sub-grade and install temporary forms to hold the wet concrete in place.

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Step 3

The concrete is poured and immediately smoothed, and control joints are added.

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Control Joints

Control joints help manage any cracks that might occur in concrete. They are shallow grooves that are put in place after concrete is poured. As the concrete hardens and shrinks, any separation usually occurs at the contractions joints where the concrete is thinner and weaker. Even with proper control joints, concrete driveways can still crack. Due to the variability of terrain and conditions, there is not a way to fully prevent or guarantee against aesthetic(hairline) cracking.

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Curing

Concrete sets or cures through a chemical process called hydration. Water molecules and the cement form tiny crystals that interlock with one another and the aggregate in the mix to give concrete its strength.

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Concrete Ratings

Concrete grade is defined by the strength of the concrete and is measured in pounds per square inch(PSI). Generally, the higher the PSI grade, the more weight it can handle. Residential driveway concrete is 3000 to 4000 PSI.

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Driveway Design

Residential driveways are usually 4 inches thick. Driveways should be designed and graded to manage water runoff and prevent excessive puddling.

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