Concrete Sidewalks and Walkaways
Whether you are in need of new construction and installation or repairs, we have the expertise and experience to get the job done right. Our team of professional engineers and craftsmen are dedicated to providing top-quality work and exceptional customer service.
With years of experience in the industry, we have a deep understanding of the unique climate and soil conditions of South Florida, and are able to design and build sidewalks and walkways that are both beautiful and durable. We use only the highest quality materials and cutting-edge construction techniques to ensure that your project will stand the test of time.
From small repairs to large-scale new construction projects, we have the skills and equipment to handle it all. Our team is fully licensed and insured, and we take pride in our attention to detail and commitment to safety.
The sidewalk is the first thing one sees when they enter a commercial property. Over the years, however, it can crack due to weather conditions and normal wear and tear. Property owners consider getting their concrete sidewalks and walkways redone for several reasons.
Many people decide to revisit different aspects of their commercial property to improve its curb appeal. Prior to planning to sell a commercial property, the concrete sidewalk may require a makeover in order to get maximum value for the sale.
Damaged sidewalks can also be a danger to pedestrians and can cause damage to the car. For a refreshed appearance, the sidewalk may be refinished or stained for a smooth look.
What kind of design options are available?
Many business owners look to treating their concrete driveways for a more decorative feel. Refinishing the concrete with stamped patterns or engraving has been a popular choice for a more artistic effect. Those preferring a more classic feel opt instead for simple aggregate finishes. The seemingly endless design options give property owners to add personality to their driveways and walkways.
The importance of getting a professional service
Many property owners want to take ownership of seemingly minor improvement projects independently. If doing it alone, it is possible for the concrete to harden at rate that is difficult to keep up with throughout the laying process. Additionally, ordering too little in materials can make completing the job more expensive than necessary. Improper mixing techniques can also detract from the quality of the job, which can ultimately cause frequent treatments and add costs to property maintenance. A portion of the sidewalk laying process requires removing forms, which can be done too soon and lead to additional working having to be done.
When working with an experienced professional, the quality of the concrete job is better. This means fewer repairs down the line and a much more efficient job. Hiring a professional reduces the chance of property damage and a project going way over budget due to mistakes and missteps made along the way. Southern Asphalt Engineering can help with any commercial property concrete paving project in Miami while sticking to a budget and timeline to get you the best results.
There is nothing quite like a makeover to give a property better curb appeal. A simple property enhancement project to complete, sidewalk refinishes can really have quite the transformative effect on your business’s appearance.
Concrete Sidewalks and Walkways FAQs
How long do concrete sidewalks and walkways last?
Depending on the condition and weather, concrete installations can last anywhere from 10 to 25 years.
What causes cracks in concrete sidewalks and walkways?
Concrete can begin to crack and wear with the effects of the weather. Freezing and cooling can cause water to harden and enlarge creating large cracks.
What are the necessary materials and equipment for installing a new concrete sidewalk?
Common materials and equipment needed for installing a new concrete sidewalk include concrete mix, a mixing machine, a power trowel, a bull float, a concrete edger, and a concrete finishing broom. Additional tools such as a level, measuring tape, and a saw may also be needed.
How do you properly prepare the ground before pouring the concrete for a sidewalk?
Properly preparing the ground before pouring the concrete for a sidewalk involves excavating the area to the proper depth and width, compacting the soil, and adding a base layer of gravel or crushed stone. The surface should then be leveled and smoothed to ensure a stable foundation for the concrete.
What are some common issues that can arise during the repair of concrete sidewalks and how can they be addressed?
Common issues that can arise during the repair of concrete sidewalks include cracking, settling, and erosion. Cracks can be filled with a concrete repair product, while settling can be addressed by adding soil or gravel under the sunken area. Erosion can be addressed by adding a concrete curb or installing a drainage system to redirect water away from the sidewalk.
What are the safety precautions that need to be taken when working on a concrete sidewalk installation or repair project?
Safety is our number 1 concern on any project. Safety precautions include wearing proper personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed boots. Workers are also trained in proper lifting techniques to avoid back injuries and are aware of potential hazards such as uneven surfaces, heavy equipment, and wet or slippery conditions.