L&L Concrete is Raleigh’s premier contractor for concrete driveway construction. Beautiful new concrete driveways from L&L Concrete are constructed in multiple phases, from preparation to finishing. These include:
Site Preparation: Excavation
The first step is to clear and excavate the area where the driveway will be located. This involves removing any existing materials like grass, dirt, or old pavement. The depth of excavation depends on the specific project and the desired thickness of the concrete driveway.
Grading and Base Preparation
After excavation, the subgrade is compacted to create a stable base. This may involve using heavy machinery to ensure the soil is well-compacted and level. The subbase, which can consist of crushed stone or gravel, is then added and compacted to further stabilize the surface.
Forms and Reinforcement
Forms are set up along the edges of the driveway to define its shape and keep the concrete in place during pouring. Reinforcement is added when necessary, such as rebar or wire mesh, to provide additional strength to the concrete.
Ready-mixed concrete for driveway construction is convenient, and ensures consistent quality. The concrete is poured into the prepared area between the forms, starting at one end and working toward the other. The concrete is spread and leveled using tools like shovels, rakes, and screeds.
Finishing and Texturing
After the concrete is poured, it needs to be finished to create a smooth and even surface. This involves using a bull float to level and smooth the concrete. Edges are typically rounded to prevent chipping, and a groover is used to create expansion joints and control cracking.
Sealing and Joint Filling (optional)
Once the concrete has cured, you may choose to apply a sealer to protect the surface from stains and enhance its appearance. Additionally, filling expansion joints with a flexible material can help prevent cracking and create a cleaner look.
After the concrete has fully cured and any optional treatments are complete, the forms are removed, and the site is cleaned up. Any excess concrete and debris are hauled away.
At L&L Concrete, we are the experts in crafting beautiful and durable concrete driveways that not only enhance your property’s curb appeal but also stand the test of time. Our team specializes in delivering top-quality concrete driveway construction, tailored to your unique style and needs.
Why Choose L&L Concrete?
Our experienced team brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every project, ensuring your concrete driveway is built to perfection.
We understand that your driveway is a significant part of your home’s first impression. That’s why we work closely with you to create a design that complements your home’s architecture and your personal preferences.
Durability and Longevity
We use high-quality materials and construction techniques to ensure your driveway can withstand the elements and daily use, providing years of dependable service.
L&L Concrete’s meticulous attention to detail ensures a flawless finish that adds value to your property.
Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, clear communication, and a hassle-free experience from start to finish.
Proven Track Record
With a history of successful projects and satisfied clients, we are the trusted choice for concrete driveway construction in the greater Raleigh, NC area.