|The specs are as follows:
4,000 lb per square inch concrete
We use two re-enforcers to help strengthen the concrete
1: Steel wire mesh (is laid throughout the job like
a network to help keep the concrete together in the freeze
thaw times of the year)
Fiber mesh is mixed in the concrete and also helps to
strengthen the concrete.
FORM DAY (may take more than one day due to any excavation
or fill needs)
come in and check grades. With a laser level.
We then set the pitch of the forms. Pitch
is the angle we put on the concrete in order to get
the water to run of the concrete.
we set the forms up loosely to the specs we discussed
during the estimate process.
Once finished we wait for your approval of the way the
forms are set.
adjust the forms where needed, then we set the
pitch to the correct heights and lock in the forms.
POUR DAY (may take more then one day due to the square
footage of the job)
do final prep on the day of the pour which consists
We lay in steel wire mesh.
place cantilever forms on the pool edge. Forms only
used in cantilever pool decks/cantilever simply means
the concrete goes over the edge of the pool and gives
the deck a rock faced finis to the edge of the pool.
concrete truck arrives on the job. We then take the
customer's chosen color and color the concrete in the
the concrete is thoroughly mixed (concrete color may
vary from truck to truck this only applies to jobs
larger than 800 square feet) we start the pour.
pouring is complete we cast the second customer chosen
color, called release agent or the highlighting
color that gives the two tone look in the grooves and
definition of the customer chosen pattern.
the concrete has set up a little the stamping process
begins. Once the stamping is completed, we are done for
that day. From that point on no one is allowed on the
concrete until we give you further instruction.
with cutting the expansion joints in the concrete.
This step may be done the day of the pour depending
on the weather. Expansion joints are to help with
controlling cracks we weaken the surface of the
concrete to try
to get it to crack where we place the cuts. If cracks
do deviate from the cuts we make that is not a problem
being stamped concrete the cracks are easily masked
and it does not mean the concrete is defective.
step we wash the concrete off and remove the
walk the deck and look for any sharp edges and we sand
them down. If we miss any sharps you can simple
take a rock and it the rough spot or give us a call if
you are uncomfortable doing it yourself
we put two coats of sealer on the concrete. You must
wait 24 hours before you can walk on the concrete.
Sealer may take up to two weeks to fully dry in thicker
depending on weather.