Concrete is rigid pavement that is used for sidewalks, curbs, dumpster pads, and sometimes entire parking lots. For optimum performance, concrete should be placed on a solid foundation of crushed stone.
The design life of concrete pavements is generally between 25 and 30 years. During this time, it will not be maintenance-free, however. Caulking, spot repairs, removal and replacement of broken sections, and drainage modifications may all be necessary to ensure that the concrete performs as it is intended to.
Concrete sidewalk and curb systems almost never get to the point where entire removal and replacement is necessary, unless aesthetics are a major factor.
Contractors in the Pavement Network are experts at identifying the
condition of your concrete and recommending solutions (including
nothing, if that is an option) based on weather conditions, sub-base
conditions, and available materials in any given region. Because of
these factors, there is no single solution that will solve concrete
problems throughout the different regions of the country. As Pavement
Network members, we know that our company's experts can solve your
pavement problems in our own geographical areas, and that our network
partners can handle your parking lot issues in their geographical areas.
You can expect the same high-quality results across the country.