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Concrete Paving FAQs

Your Concrete Paving Questions Answered.

Q: Why should I choose concrete for my paving needs?

Concrete is a great choice for pavement. Although it will cost more than asphalt initially, it has a long lifespan of 30-40 years. Concrete can handle heavier loads and won’t create pits from static vehicles. It offers low maintenance and can be colored and scored.

Q: How long will a new concrete driveway or parking lot last?

A concrete driveway will last between 30-40 years when installed correctly and maintained.

Q: Can you repair my existing concrete pavement?

Wolf Paving can help with curb and gutter repair. For other types of repairs, Wolf partners with other companies that offer services such as mud jacking that can re-level uneven surfaces.

Q: How do I maintain my concrete to keep it looking good for years to come?

It is recommended to put a fresh coat of concrete sealer on every 2 years to protect it from surface damage, corrosion and staining. Make sure to power wash the area before applying the sealer.

Q: What do I need to do when you come to do the paving?

At Wolf Paving we handle the project from start to finish including the removal of any existing material as well as any other prep work that needs to be done.

Q: How long do I need to stay off the concrete pavement until it sets?

After concrete pavement is put down, it is recommended that vehicles need to be kept off of the concrete for at least 7 days. Concrete can be walked on 24 hours after it has been poured.

Q: Can you perform concrete repairs in the winter?

We would not recommend paving concrete during the winter. The product can be temperamental and brittle during the cold months.

Q: How long does it take to lay the concrete?

The time it takes to lay concrete will depend on the size of the job. Most residential driveways can be poured in a single day.

Q: Are there different types of concrete to consider?

There are over 20 types of concrete. The two most common types are Standard Concrete which is prepared for delivery at a concrete plant instead of mixed on the construction site, which guarantees the quality of the concrete. And Architectural or Decorative Concrete which can provide a structural function, as well as an aesthetic or decorative finish. It can offer smooth or rough surfaces or textures, as well as a variety or range of colors.

Q: What is the difference between cement and concrete?

Cement is an ingredient of concrete. Cement blends with water to create a paste, which is then combined with gravel and sand to create concrete.

Q: What causes concrete to crack?

As concrete hardens and dries it shrinks, this is caused by the evaporation of excess mixing water. The wetter the mix, the greater shrinkage will be. Too much shrinkage can cause cracking. Cracks can also be caused by the concrete drying too fast, a lack of control joints, a concrete mix not being strong enough or laying the concrete in the cold months.

Q: Is concrete recyclable?

Concrete is recyclable. Wolf Paving can remove existing concrete, crush it and then recycle it to use as a base course for asphalt paving projects.

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