Wheaton Glen Ellyn Area’s Concrete Driveway Guys for Over 30 Years
We’ve been the local go-to paving company since 1988, when it comes to installing or replacing a concrete driveway in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn and throughout DuPage, Kane and Cook Counties.
Our strict adherence to the ideal process and insistence on the best materials & equipment means you will get a concrete driveway that will last for decades and look great doing it.
Make Sure Your Concrete Driveway is Built to Last
We follow a tried and true, no steps skipped process for every concrete driveway we replace or install.
Subgrade – We begin by ensuring the subgrade, the ground below your driveway, is uniform in soil composition and compaction. Any soft spots are removed and replaced with crushed stone. This is an important step that will help prevent slab settlement & strutural cracking.
Steel Reinforcement – Upon completion of compacting the subgrade we lay down a steel rebar reinforcement to help add more structural capacity
Concrete Mix – We use a high-end, air-entrained mix wuth a minimum PSI of 4000. An absolute must for the constant freeze/thaw cycles your driveway will experience in the Wheaton Glen Ellyn area’s Spring and Winter seasons.
Laying the Concrete – For a standard driveway with traditional traffic we lay the concrete mix at a minimum of 4″ with an additional 1″ to 2” added to the edges to strengthen the areas most susceptible to heavy loading.
Joints – We add control joints every 8-12 feet of the driveway area to allow for movements caused by temperature changes and drying shrinkage. We cut each joint 1/4″ deep for every 1″ of slab thickness. In addition we cut impression joints everywhere the driveway meets existing concrete like walkways and garage floors.
Finishing – Once the concrete has been laid we level it off with a screed board to ensure a uniform surface. Next we’ll lightly float the driveway to remove any air pockets or additional areas which may need smoothing. Finally, once the bleed water has come to the surface and evaporated, we’ll add texture to the concrete for traction.
Concrete Driveway Curing – In order for your concrete driveway to reach it’s greatest strength, we’ll appy a liquid-forming chemical compound to cure the entire surface.