Concreters in Geelong - Driveways, Slabs, Footpaths
Geelong Concrete Specialists is the premier concrete company in Geelong VIC. We offer a wide range of concrete services for commercial, public, and residential properties. Our team of highly trained and professional concrete contractors are available today for your construction project. We offer concrete services for new construction and existing properties.
We are experts at designing and installing driveways, patios, footpaths, walkways, parking areas and more. We are also available for concrete resurfacing and repairs. Resurfacing your old concrete will beautify your property and improve its curb appeal. We are available today to get started on your concrete project. Feel free to email or call our customer service team today if you are interested in our services.
Resurfacing & Repairs
Resurfacing & Repairs
It is advisable to give your concrete time to gain some strength before driving on it. In Geelong, concrete achieves 90% of its total potential strength after a week. Professionals recommend you drive or park on your driveway after about seven days (ideally 14 days). Doing it earlier may cause cracks to appear on it, breaking of joints and tyre tracks may appear as well. The seven days period is only for small cars. Heavy vehicles like trucks and buses require that you wait for about 28 days for it to fully cure. This makes sure you do not weaken its future strength.
When you walk on it immediately, you will leave footprints and also end up destroying your shoes due to the concrete. Give it about a day before you step on it. After the first twelve hours, you can tread carefully on it. Avoid dragging your feet, twisting your feet and ensure your dog and cat do not step on it since their paws can leave imprints. It requires three days to reach 50% of its strength. It is for these reasons that you should not engage in a lot of energetic activities on it after just one day. Be patient.
In Geelong, there are two classes that you can order; Normal Class Concrete and Special Class Concrete. Normal Class is the most commonly used type. It has a strength grade of N32, N50, N40, N20, and N25. At 28 days, it has a corresponding strength characteristic of 32, 50, 40, 20, and 25 MPa. Normal Class is the most suitable for domestic applications on driveways and paths. When you have more requirements to those available with Normal Class, you will have to use Special Class Concrete. If you want colour pigments, a non-standard strength grade, or lightweight aggregate, you will need to order the Special Class.
It is easy to estimate how much you require using concrete calculators online. The first step to take is to determine where you will place it. Different locations require different amounts. Once you have identified this, measure your dimensions in meters to easily input the figures in calculators. You can proceed to the next step entering your data in the online calculator. Ensure you use an online calculator that will provide computations for the area you want to pour it. If it’s for your slab, you should use a Slab concrete calculator, on your column, you should use a Column concrete calculator.