Building Better Driveways
Next Level Concrete is a leader in Edmonton Alberta in both new and the breakout, removal and replacement of old concrete driveways with new ones at affordable prices. Whether you are contracting us to build a broom finish, exposed aggregate or stamped concrete in the Edmonton area we use the same high standards of construction to make sure the job is done properly. Our team is led by a journeyman concrete finisher with over 20 years experience to make sure superior product quality is delivered on every job.
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Broom Finish Driveway
The standard choice for our clients in Edmonton. Broom finish driveways tend to be the most cost effective and widely used concrete finish throughout outside commercial and residential jobs.
Exposed Aggregate Driveways
Exposed driveways have been a popular choice for upper end driveways and in Edmonton area. The standard colours of the aggregate are brown and grey but it is possible to colour the concrete as well to create even more striking appearances.
Stamped Concrete Driveway
Edmonton has steadily been moving more and more to stamped concrete driveways. The range of colours and patterns to architecturally match elements of the house and landscape has proven irresistible for discerning buyers.
Broom Finish Driveway with Exposed Aggregate Borders
Combining standard broom finish with exposed aggregate borders creates a sophisticated driveway.
Broom Finish with Darker Stamped Border Driveway
Combining the standard white broom finish driveway with darker stamped concrete borders/sidewalks/stairs that compliment architectual elements on the house such as trim or cultured stone has been gaining popularity in Edmonton. Some homeowners like to tint the driveway a grey or tan to add even more appeal
Seamless Stamped Driveway with Stamped Borders
Want to step up from the broom finish to a tinted seamless stamped driveway with darker borders? We do it in style. Choose from an endless variety of colours to suit every taste. The concrete is treated with a non-slip polymer in the sealant so even when wet it still has grip. No worries.
Exposed Aggregate with Seamless Stamped Border Driveway
Next Level Concrete added colour to the driveway to provide it with a darker tint so the lighter aggregate stones would ‘pop’ against a darker seamless stamped border. The results were well-appreciated by our client in Edmonton.
Stamped Driveway with Seamless Stamped Borders
The clients selected colours and a design that would compliment their Pigeon Lake cabin.
Stamped Concrete Driveway with Exposed Aggregate Borders
The crème de la crème of our the Next Level Concrete Driveways. Richly coloured and stamped concrete matching the stonework on the house with a subtle, yet beautiful, exposed aggregate border.
Rebar Closely Spaced and Properly Positioned
It is not a matter of debate for us when it comes to Edmonton driveways we always use specialized concrete chairs (the black units below) that keep the rebar suspended to mid height of the slab thickness. If the rebar is simply lifted as the Concrete Finisher makes his way backwards it is probable the heavy weight of the rebar grid will cause it to sink to the bottom where it loses it ability to strengthen the slab. It is obvious once our Concrete Finisher below lifts his foot the rebar will spring back to a height of 2 inches above the tamped road crush and provide maximum strength. It is awkward to work on however the payoff is huge for our clients!
Duramix Concrete Driveways
DURA-MIX® is a quality standard designed to ensure the concrete you order in Alberta meets all requirements of the National Building Code Standards. The idea for this standard was a result of a group of ARMCA members desire to eliminate quality issue that related to inconsistency in concrete composition for the Alberta climate.
– From the Alberta Ready Mixed Association Website
Proper Groundwork Preparation
In Edmonton driveways need very solid groundwork so they don’t suffer unsightly cracking due to ground movement in the freeze/thaw cycles. We use very heavy mechanical plate tampers to compact the subgrade and all granular material we put on top of it. Before we pour we wet the ground and the rebar to further increase the quality of the final job. Persistence and hard work pays off for this under rated element of concrete construction.
Concrete sawcuts are supplied for all exposed and stamped concrete jobs we do with spacing typically no more than 10 feet in any direction. For broom finish driveways we also offer sawcuts but we often do ‘tool cuts’.
Sealing Your Driveway
It is very important to seal exposed, stamped and broom finish driveway in Edmonton. Oil, grime, weather, water, stains and abrasive damage can be eliminated by coating your driveway with a good sealer every three years or so. Your driveway’s life will be extended and it will continue looking good for a long time. Next Level Concrete offers washing, sealing and maintenance of stamped, exposed and broom finished driveways.
Concrete Breakout and Removal
Concrete Driveway Breakout and Removal is one of the main areas of our business. We use a skidsteer for the large areas and we jackhammer out smaller areas like sidewalk that we can not reach with the machine. At this time we only offer concrete breakout in Edmonton area and only to those jobs where Next Level Concrete is replacing the concrete.