DRIVEWAYS
DRIVEWAYS ARE ONE OF OUR SPECIALTIES, BUT WE DO THEM RIGHT !! THE FIRST THING WE DO IS REMOVE
THE EXISTING CONCRETE AND HAUL IT AWAY. (IF ITS AN EXISTING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT). THEN WE
INSPECT THE DIRT GRADE FOR PROBLEMS THAT WOULD CAUSE HARM TO YOUR NEW CONCRETE
DRIVEWAY AND ADDRESS ANY PROBLEMS SUCH AS ROOTS OR CAVITIES AND FIX THEM. THEN, WE ALWAYS
PLACE A CRUSHED CONCRETE OR BANK SAND SUBGRADE. THEN WE COMPACT THE SUBGRADE WITH A
PLATE COMPACTOR  PRIOR TO ADDING THE REINFORCEMENT. WE INSTALL DOWELS INTO ALL ABUTTING
CONCRETE TO PREVENT SETTLING OF THE NEW CONCRETE AGAINST THE EXISTING.  WE USE NUMBER
THREE REBAR WHICH IS 3/8 OF AN INCH.  AFTER REBAR INSTALLATION, WE PLACE THE CONCRETE, THEN
INSTALL ENGINEER DEPRESSED JOINTS PRIOR TO THE FINISH. WE DO NOT USE WOOD. WOOD ROTS OUT
AFTER A COUPLE YEARS WHICH CREATES TWO PROBLEMS FOR YOU. ONE, IT ALLOWS WATER TO GET
UNDER YOUR CONCRETE. AND TWO, IT REDUCES THE COSMETIC VALUE OF THE DRIVEWAY. (JUST LOOKS
BAD!)   ALL THE DRIVEWAYS PICTURED BELOW, EVEN THE DECORATIVE ONES --
DO NOT HAVE WOOD AS A CONTROL JOINT.
(UNLESS WOOD JOINTS ARE REQUESTED BY THE OWNER)
HAD TO PUT WOOD IN THIS ONE BECAUSE IT WAS THE  
CITY CODE TO HAVE REDWOOD AT THE WALK LINE.
BEFORE                                                                                           AFTER
IN THE EVENT YOU NEED CULVERTS, WE ALSO DO THAT. THIS IS ONE
OF THE MANY DRIVEWAY APPROACHES OVER CULVERTS WE HAVE
DONE. WE CAN REPLACE YOUR EXISTING CULVERT. PLEASE NOTE THAT
THE NEW CODES REQUIRE A 24 INCH DIAMETER CULVERT.
YES WE DO PAVERS. THIS ONE IS
AT HOBBY AIRPORT. WE DID THE
WALL ALSO.