• Concrete 101: Frequently Asked Questions About Concrete Installation

    April 1, 2021 | Blog Concrete
  • Are you looking for quality residential and commercial concrete installation services in Springfield, IL? Look no further! Our contractors at Moss Concrete & Excavating are the best in the business. With over 35 years of experience in pouring and mixing concrete, we know exactly what it takes to give you the perfect driveway, walkway, garage, patio, or parking lot. We have put together a list of the most common questions asked when it comes to installing concrete on your property. Keep reading below for answers to the most frequently asked questions we get from Springfield, IL clients!

    How Does the Weather Affect When Concrete Can Be Poured?

    This is a great question, especially since living in Springfield, IL can prove to be challenging in the winter and summer months with extreme temperatures reaching anywhere from 100 degrees to negative 20 degrees at the worst. Whether your concrete is poured in cool or warm weather can determine its resistance to varying temperatures. If your concrete has been poured in the fall, it seems to dry stronger than if you were to have it poured in the hot, moist summer air. However, once your concrete is fully dry, it will withstand decades of harsh weather conditions.

    Silver car parked on a driveway after the concrete was recently poured for concrete installation services in Springfield, IL.How Long Until You Can Drive on New Concrete?

    This is one of the first questions that home and business owners ask after their concrete project is complete. While it may be tempting to park your car on a beautifully finished blacktop right away, it takes a significant amount of time for the concrete not only to dry but to strengthen and harden as well. At Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL, we generally recommend our clients to wait a minimum of 10 to 14 days before using or even stepping on your concrete driveways, garages, patios, parking lots, and more.

    Can I Pour Concrete Myself?

    While it may be tempting to look up how to pour and lay concrete yourself, you will spend more time researching and preparing for the project than it would be to call the professionals at Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL. Not only this, but it takes a significant amount of product and money to mix the concrete properly, making it more likely for you to make a mistake a permanently damage the surface you are trying to cover up. Trust the experts and schedule an appointment for a FREE consultation on your concrete installation service today.

    Stamped and textured concrete pattern on a walkway for a residential home in Springfield, ILCan I Make Concrete Look More Appealing?

    Yes! You can make your concrete look more appealing by adding color or stamped designs to any of your concrete surfaces. If you would like your walkway to imitate brick or stone, or you are wanting a different colored concrete surface, our contractors at Moss Concrete & Excavating have over 35 years of experience upgrading concrete in the Springfield, IL area. For more information on how to upgrade the look of your concrete driveway or patio, call our shop today at (217) 953-4142 and we will give you a FREE estimate on your next concrete installation service.