Richfield Concrete Minneapolis St Paul MN
  • Can a concrete driveway be repaired? – Normally, concrete is replaced rather than repaired. Replacement lasts longer and does its job better. Depending on the age, size and degree of damage, however, repairs may be possible. In many cases, an area of a concrete surface can be removed and replaced.
  • When should a concrete driveway be installed? – Mild or warm weather is the best time to install concrete. Temperatures should not drop below 35 degrees for at least 30 days after installation, and concrete should not be installed in extremely hot weather. The season typically runs from May through October in Minnesota.
  • Is concrete a good choice for Minnesota weather? – Properly installed and maintained concrete surfaces hold up very well in Minnesota, despite our frigid winters. From driveways and patios to sidewalks and more, concrete works well in Minnesota and offers unique advantages.
  • How long will my concrete driveway take to build? – That depends on the size, and complexity of your project. Typical concrete projects for residential use normally take 1-3 days of actual work. Curing time adds to the time required before new concrete can be used.
  • What preparations are made for concrete driveway paving? – This depends on the type of the subsoil at your location. In some cases, very little needs to be done, but in others soil must be removed and replaced with crushed rock. Other soil stabilization may also be required.
  • How thick should the concrete be? – Concrete thickness depends on the loads the concrete surface must hold. For most residential uses, a thickness from 4″ is typical. Your Richfield Concrete representative can discuss any special needs with you.
  • What concrete reinforcement will be used? – All concrete requires reinforcement to add tensile strength and to minimize cracking. A variety of reinforcing materials may be used, depending on your specific project. Concrete with microfibers in the mix will also help prevent cracking.
  • Will my concrete pavement crack? – Virtually every concrete project will develop cracks over time. They’re inevitable. However, properly installed concrete is designed to control cracking and minimize the appearance and impact of cracks.
  • How soon can I use my new concrete driveway? – While you can walk on your new concrete after just a couple of days, it will not develop its full strength until some time has passed. As a general rule, cars and other vehicles should stay off new concrete for a week.
  • What sealing is needed for my concrete driveway? – Proper sealing of concrete is the most important need. After the initial curing of concrete, which takes 30 days, a penetrating sealer should be applied to protect the concrete from salt and other contaminants. This sealing should be repeated every 3-5 years, using high-quality concrete sealer.

Richfield Concrete – Twin Cities Concrete Driveways and More

In our five decades of creating top quality asphalt and concrete driveways and other surfaces for Minnesotans, Richfield Concrete and Richfield Blacktop has always believed that quality materials, expertly installed, are the key to customer satisfaction. We never cut corners on material or workmanship, and are totally dedicated to the high quality results our customers expect and deserve. We know our reputation is on the line with every project. Contact us today to discuss your project. One of our experienced concrete advisors will be happy to consult with you and provide an estimate for your project. In the process, he’ll answer all the questions you have and give you the information you need to make your best decisions.