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Concrete and Masonry Services

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Concrete Driveways

Concrete is a heavy, rough building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, mixed with sand, cement, and water. The Concrete is then spread or poured into molds forming a stonelike mass once hardened.

A concrete driveway is a perfect alternative for a beautiful, hard surface driveway. The amount and type of traffic your driveway will endure will determine the durability needed. A concrete driveway may be the right long term solution for you, it requires less maintenance, therefore less maintenance costs.

For your concrete to be set, placed and finished, choose Mouton Concrete Services for your residential concrete needs. We proudly serve Galveston County, Brazoria County and surrounding areas. We specialize in concrete demolition and replacement.

Our masonry services include concrete driveways, staircases, fireplaces, chimneys, patios and more. Call us at (409) 220-1263 for your concrete needs including concrete removal services.

 

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Concrete Demolition

Concrete is an excellent choice for a wide variety of construction projects. However, concrete surfaces can pose a problem when you need to break apart that concrete surface or structure. Problems can also come up when you need to remove broken concrete from your home.

Concrete demolition, and removal require planning and careful execution to avoid unnecessary and potentially dangerous complications. Trained professionals are highly recommended.

Mouton Concrete proudly serves Galveston County, Brazoria County and surrounding areas. We specialize in concrete demolition and replacement.

Our masonry services include concrete driveways, staircases, fireplaces, chimneys, patios and more. Call us at (409) 220-1263 for your concrete needs including concrete removal services.

 

 

Concrete Pouring

Concrete pouring is a two step process; Preparation and Pouring.

Preparation:

  1. Prepare the area – Clear the area of all objects or material that would hinder or obstruct the pouring process. Objects and material would include grass, rocks, trees, shrubs, and any old concrete until the raw earth is exposed.
  2.  Prepare the subbase – The subbase or subgrade, is the material on which the concrete will rest. Normally, granular fill or road base is used, but in some cases, the soil can be used if it is extremely compacted and stable. The concrete will only be as strong as your subbase or subgrade. Once the subbase is laid with your chosen material, compact it with a Plate compactor or hand tamper.
  3.  Prepare the form – A wooden perimeter is the most common form which is built around the pouring site. When building your form, make sure that the forms have a slight slope to them to prevent any water buildup.
  4. Add rebar or wire mesh for support –  Wire mesh or rebar is added to reinforce your concrete. On heavy load-bearing structures, such as driveways, this is important. It will give your concrete greater structural integrity.

Pouring:

  1. Mix your concrete and then pour into the form or mold that has been prepared.
  2. Screed wet concrete to flatten, forming a smooth surface.
  3. Float the concrete using a or power float tool to finish the concrete surface, making it smooth. This removes surface imperfections and compacts the concrete.
  4. Control joints are added to help the concrete withstand cracking due to temperature changes. The joints are cut about a quarter of the thickness of the concrete that was poured.
  5. A Finish is used on the concrete, the most common is a broom finish. A decorative finish has a pattern or the concrete can be colored or stained. Finishes are used on driveways, walkways, patios, and steps to help provide traction so the concrete it is not as slippery when wet.
  6. Cure and seal the concrete helping to prevent cracks and discoloration.

Mouton Concrete proudly serves Galveston County, Brazoria County and surrounding areas. We specialize in concrete demolition and replacement.

Our masonry services include concrete driveways, staircases, fireplaces, chimneys, patios and more. Call us at (409) 220-1263 for your concrete needs including concrete removal services.