Building Better Patios
Next Level Concrete Ltd is an Edmonton area concrete patio design and construction specialist. Whether you are contracting us to build a broom finish, exposed aggregate or stamped concrete patio 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. We offer free estimates and superior decorative concrete design services.
A Solid Company
Rebar Closely Spaced and Properly Positioned
It is not a matter of debate for us when it comes to Edmonton patios 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 patio. 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 Patios
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 patios 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 patio construction.
Concrete sawcuts are supplied for all exposed and stamped concrete patios we do with spacing typically no more than 10 feet in any direction. For broom finish patios we also offer sawcuts but we often do ‘tool cuts’.
Sealing Your Patio
It is very important to seal exposed, stamped and broom finish patio in Edmonton. Grime, weather, water, stains and abrasive damage can be eliminated by coating your patio with a good sealer every three years or so. Your patio’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 patios.
Concrete Breakout and Removal
Concrete Patio 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 sidewalks that we can not reach with the machine.