How thick is the concrete and what strength is it?
Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. specifies 5 inches for driveways and 4 inches for patios, walkways and pool decks. The concrete strength is 32 MPa (4600 psi) for walkways, patios and pool decks and 35MPa (5,000 psi) for driveways.
Will it crack?
All concrete has the potential to crack. Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. incorporates and more often than not, goes above and beyond accepted industry standards, which dictate methods and guidelines to greatly minimize or control cracking.
Can chips or cracks be repaired?
Yes they can. Employees of Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. are fully trained in all aspects of concrete repair.
Is it slippery?
Over the years, stamped concrete has developed a bad reputation of being slippery in the winter, but it doesn't have to be. Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. readily employs a non-slip additive in its sealer to greatly reduce, if not eliminate, slipperiness. Please ask us if you would like this added to your sealer.
Will the colour(s) fade?
Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. uses colour hardeners that are applied to the surface of the concrete. The surface strength of the concrete is greatly increased and it also insures that the integrity of the colour will last a lifetime.
What maintenance is required?
Periodically, everything needs maintenance, especially items exposed to our climate. We recommend that you seal your stamped concrete every 3 to 5 years. That's all. Just call us when you require sealer, or better yet, relax and have Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. wash and seal it for you for a minimal cost.
What about applying salt?
Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. discourages the use of salt as an ice melter on any concrete surface. However, there are various calcium-based de-icers readily available at hardware and grocery stores that are safer to use. Also, we recommend that plastic snow shovels be used, rather than those made of steel, as steel shovels may scratch the sealer.
What value-added services does Elite Designed Concrete™ Inc. bring to its clients?
• In addition to high quality materials and certified workmanship, we bring:
• Custom design consultation
• Tidy work areas
• Timely procurement of work
• Award winning reviews at
Awards of Excellence
from Landscape Ontario
Acid Staining Concrete
Overlays on Existing Concrete
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