Rolling Mix: Concrete Care

How To Care For Your Concrete

When properly maintained, concrete is a durable building material that can last for years.   

Concrete is a strong material that wears well, however, as with other building materials, care must be taken with its use and maintenance is required.

With care and attention concrete will provide years of service.

The following basic care and maintenance steps should be taken by a homeowner.

General Care:

  • Do not drive or park on new concrete for 28 days after it is poured.  Concrete meets proper strength during this period and can be damaged and should not be disturbed during this time as it is considered a perishable item.
  • Never park heavy or commercial vehicles including motor homes or moving trucks on the driveway.
  • Keep rain and snow run-off and excessive hose water away from concrete as the soil below or beside the driveway can become destabilized.
  • Remove leaves promptly as some foliage can stain concrete.
  • Do not use acid to remove stains or to clean concrete.  Use a stiff broom and concrete cleaner if needed.
  • Keep fertilizers away from your driveway.

Winter Tips:

  • Promptly remove snow and ice from driveways and sidewalks. Do not allow snow and ice to build up on the driveway.
  • DO NOT use de-icing chemicals or salt on driveways.  De-icers are used to melt snow and ice and are readily available at building centers; however, these chemicals cause deterioration of concrete.   Using sand, although it will not melt snow and ice, is a safe alternative.
  • Brush away/remove road ice, slush and water, that could contain de-icing chemicals, from driveways especially around the road apron and where vehicles park.
  • Water allowed to sit inside the garage at the overhead door goes through freeze/thaw cycles which will damage concrete.  Excess water that has melted off the vehicle MUST be removed as the garage is not designed to allow water to drain under the door due to the seal on the garage door.
  • We recommend a sealer be applied to exposed aggregate and broom finish driveways at least every two years.  Garage floors should also be sealed with an anti-slip agent.

DAMAGE FROM SALTS, DE-ICERS, OR FERTILIZERS INCLUDING MELT-OFF SLUSH FROM VEHICLES IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.

What People are Saying

“My professional relationship with Rolling Mix is one that spans 12 years, which is the result of their dedication to quality, customer service and integrity.  Rolling Mix’s staff are loyal, dedicated and committed to customer service, while always maintaining a distinct family owned company culture.  Knowing that Rolling Mix’s products consistently meet and, more often, exceed expectations, combined with a high level of trust and respect, it is a daily comfort working with such an outstanding trade partner.”  - Chad Hamilton: Carlisle Group

 

“Krawford has worked with Rolling Mix over the last four years and have found the service and staff exceptional. They are easy to work with and are committed to providing products with a standard of excellence that surpasses quality guidelines. Rolling Mix has always made it a prior to ensure our delivery schedules are met. The staff has been very helpful and cooperative, setting Rolling Mix apart from others we have worked with in the industry. Due to our continued satisfaction, we foresee a long-standing business relationship with Rolling Mix Concrete and would recommend then with no hesitation.” - Mike Kelly: Krawford Construction

“I’m writing this in regards to the work your company completed at my home here in Glendale. From the start to finish the job went like clock-work. The crews were not only on time but friendly and helpful with suggestions on how to make it better. One crew, in particular, that was headed by Greg did excellent work and from what I can see, was the best in Calgary. But really all the Rolling Mix crew were great people and you should be proud of all of them. My wife, I know enjoyed their company and getting coffee with them was something we loved to do for them. I will be recommending  Rolling Mix to anyone I know or who asks us." - Colin and Linda Campbell- homeowners

“We have recently employed Rolling Mix Concrete to provide a slab for our new garage.  The crew arrived on time and was efficient, cooperative, and well organized.  The job was completed in a very short time.  We would recommend this firm for any such project.
Thanks for your efforts... even the carpenters are happy with the concrete.” - Brian Willdig- homeowner

“I am so appreciative of the work that Rolling Mix recently did to my sidewalk. It was a tiny nuance type job and the guys at Rolling Mix really went above and beyond to cater to my needs and help me. From Dan in estimating to Mike supervising and all the other members of the Rolling Mix team who came to my house, I am so appreciative of the extra effort that everyone gave to the project.
A sidewalk may seem like a little thing, but I had been suffering with a tiny original sidewalk for many years, and it is great to see one of the finishing touches done to my home. Thanks again to everyone involved. It looks brilliant!” - Krista- homeowner

Concrete: a Sustainable Building Choice

It is no secret that the world today is an ever-evolving organism, gaining momentum in technological advancements every day. With the increase in industry over the last century preserving the environment has become a main concern among the global community. The nature of concrete construction makes it both environmentally and economically responsible in the face of a rising global warming crisis.

shieldThe durability, disaster resistance, and longevity of concrete as a building material not only surpasses standards of safety for preserving life, but provides sturdy infrastructure in the dynamic world we live in today. Very little maintenance or repairs are required for concrete structures, making them adaptable to the environment. In order to meet the custom demands of varying markets, the proportions in the mix can be adapted to best suit each individual purpose, making it highly versatile. With many of these mix additives being supplied as recycled material from other industries, benefitting both the environment and the economy.

Contact Us

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Rolling Mix Concrete Ltd.
7209 Railway Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2H 2V6

Front Desk: 1.403.253.6426

Fax: 1.403.252.5442

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