Concrete sidewalks and handicap/ADA ramps are a part of almost every property. They provide the path from the parking lot to your building and it’s important to maintain them to avoid the liability associated cracked and/or heaved sidewalk blocks. Raleigh Paving provides exterior concrete sidewalk and flatwork of all types in all commercial settings. We do all types of flatwork including removal and repair of old surfaces and installation of new surfaces.
Ambient temperatures are a concern when it is either too hot (above 90 degrees) or too cold (below 32). It is key to get a mix that is matched with the weather conditions. Subgrade conditions should be checked to makes sure it is adequate to support the new surface. Mix specifications can vary but generally it is typical to use a 3000 lb. mix in sidewalk and light commercial applications.
Finish surface quality is important and can vary based on the finishing skills of the installer. Poor finishes can lead to premature failure such as spalling and / or cracking. Spalling surfaces can be remedied with certain products on the market that provide a surface cohesion at least equal to the strength of the bond of the concrete. These products have come a long way in the last decade and can provide adequate repair of concrete spalling or unevenness issues.
Sidewalk must conform to local codes and federal ADA requirements. Grades are also an important consideration. Consideration should be taken for ties to steps and other surfaces such as building pads or parking lot. Transitions to future proposed surfaces should be taken into consideration as well.
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Raleigh Paving provides concrete applications for sidewalks and other flatwork throughout North Carolina. We serve the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte metro areas of North Carolina including Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.