At Stephens & Smith, concrete flatwork involves pouring concrete on a horizontal plane, so whether you have a large-scale project, such as an industrial building, or a home that needs basic flatwork services, we can help!
Projects that fall under the concrete flatwork technique include indoor slab on grade, sidewalks, patios, and driveways.
Creating great flatwork requires more than just pouring concrete and forgetting about it. The process demands skilled craftsmen who have a high degree of attention to detail and industry skill. Not only do concrete professionals need to install the concrete in such a way that minimizes the risk of random cracking. They must also prevent staining and a phenomenon called “spalling or delamination,” where concrete flakes away from the surface.
What Can Be Done With Concrete Flatwork?
Concrete flatwork is a wonderfully versatile technique with many applications. Concrete companies often provide this service for both commercial and residential clientele.
Concrete flatwork is suitable for commercial concrete paving. It can provide a flat, robust surface suitable for heavy vehicles, turning, and parking. It can also be implemented in aircraft hangars and warehouse floors.
Residential concrete flatwork projects performed by a local concrete company typically encompass patios, sidewalks, and driveways. In this context, flatwork is an affordable and convenient alternative to more expensive paving methods, such as brick or paving stones.
Renovators also make regular use of concrete flatwork. In many cases, flatwork is a great way to blend old with new and revamp and revitalize any type of property.
Pervious concrete is a greener concreting option, typically for commercial applications, for eco-conscious companies and individuals. Skilled concrete craftsmen mix and install the pervious concrete in such a way to allow for better drainage. As with other forms of concrete, there are many specific pervious concrete applications, from sidewalks to parking lots.
Finally, concrete flatwork can be used for curbs and guttering. Specially-formed concrete channels draw water away from buildings, keeping the foundations dry and preventing rising damp. If you are planning this type of flatwork, choose a concrete company that uses top-notch equipment and skilled craftsmen who know how to form these to the correct specifications as mistakes can be costly.
How Much Does Concrete Flatwork Cost?
The price of concrete flatwork is generally less than other competing ground-covering methods. The price you pay depends on the size of the area you wish to cover, the quality of the concrete you use, and the finishing options selected for your commercial, industrial, or residential location.
The larger the project, the more the investment will be. Finishing touches, such as stamped concrete and specialty sealants, add to the price, and at Stephens & Smith, we believe these enhancements are well worth the results.
Why Is Concrete Flatwork So Popular?
Flatwork installations are popular because of their intrinsic strength and decorative options. Many applications can last for a decade or more, with some surviving for up to 25 years before requiring replacement.
Concrete flatwork is also easy to maintain – unlike other options like brick and stone. To keep it looking its best, we recommend power washing it every year or so.
Lastly, concrete surfaces tend to increase both commercial and residential property values. They have excellent return-on-investment potential for owners who might consider selling in the future or down the road.
As one of the concrete industry leaders, we not only care about your project, but we also strive to provide the highest quality flatwork concrete services to Lincoln, Omaha, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to experience our top-notch equipment and skilled craftsmen for your next commercial, industrial, or residential project.
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