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Concrete Texture

Concrete Specifications

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 

Maxima Concrete usually pours a 6.5-bag (4500 PSI) concrete mix that includes residential fiber for most concrete projects. We also include 10-gauge wire mesh in the concrete.

Employing 4500 PSI concrete coupled with 10-gauge wire mesh and adding fiber to a concrete slab yields many advantages. The high compressive strength of the 4500 PSI concrete ensures a robust foundation, capable of withstanding substantial loads and resisting wear over time, making it ideal for high-traffic areas like driveways or industrial floors. Introducing 10-gauge wire mesh reinforces the concrete, enhancing its tensile strength and minimizing the risk of cracks. Furthermore, incorporating fiber further fortifies the structure, increasing resistance to shrinkage cracks and improving overall durability. This comprehensive approach results in a resilient and enduring concrete slab, perfect for construction projects where longevity, load-bearing capacity, and structural reliability are paramount.

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CONTROL JOINTS

Maxima Concrete typically utilizes hand-tooled control joints. However, we are experts at all types of joint patterns, and we can do whatever your project requires. 

Concrete control joints play a crucial role in managing the inevitable cracking that occurs as concrete cures and expands. Among the various

types of control joints, three popular methods stand out: saw-cut, hand-tooled, and troweled joints. Saw-cut joints are created using specialized saws to achieve clean, straight lines that help control cracking. Hand-tooled joints, on the other hand, involve manual shaping using tools, providing a more customized and artistic appearance. Troweled joints are crafted during the finishing process, using trowels to create subtle grooves that not only serve a functional purpose but also contribute to the concrete's visual appeal. Each method offers distinct advantages, allowing you to choose the control joint type that best suits your concrete project's specific requirements. Maxima Concrete typically hand-tools most joints, but we ultimately do whatever the job requires.

CURING AND SEALING

Applying a curing and sealing solution to freshly poured concrete is a crucial step with numerous benefits. This protective coating serves as a barrier, preventing premature water evaporation during the critical curing period. By retaining moisture, the curing process is optimized, ensuring enhanced strength, durability, and reduced cracking in the concrete. Additionally, a curing sealer provides an effective shield against external elements, such as UV rays, chemicals, and harsh weather conditions, safeguarding the concrete surface from potential damage. This application not only extends the lifespan of the concrete but also contributes to a more aesthetically pleasing finish, maintaining the integrity and appearance of the surface over time.

If your project is a broom finish project we typically apply the cure and seal when we pour the concrete. If your project is a buff-wash, color, or stamped concrete project, your sealer is applied as a separate step.

Tell us about your project and schedule a free estimate today!

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