Building Better Sidewalks
Next Level Concrete designs and constructs broom finish, exposed aggregate and stamped concrete sidewalks in the Edmonton area. We take care of the breakout and removal of old concrete sidewalks and paving stones. The groundwork is done by excavating and replacing sod/soil with road crush tamped with a vibrating plate tamper. Our skilled professionals crib forms with right angles or curves and then tie in 10 mm rebar at 16″ o.c. We pour 32 Mpa(Duramix)high quality concrete at 4.5 inches thick.
A Solid Company
Broom Finish Sidewalks
The standard choice for our clients in Edmonton. Broom finish sidewalks tend to be the most cost effective and widely used concrete finish throughout outside commercial and residential jobs.
Exposed Aggregate Sidewalks
Exposed aggregate has been a popular choice for upper end sidewalks 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 Sidewalk
Edmonton has steadily been moving more and more to stamped concrete sidewalks. The range of colours and patterns to architecturally match elements of the house and landscape has proven irresistible for discerning buyers.
Rebar Closely Spaced and Properly Positioned
It is not a matter of debate for us when it comes to Edmonton sidewalks 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 Sidewalks
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 sidewalks 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 4 feet in any direction. For broom finish sidewalks we also offer sawcuts but we often do ‘tool cuts’.
Sealing Your Edmonton Sidewalk
It is very important to seal exposed, stamped and broom finish sidewalk 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 sidewalk’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 sidewalks.
Concrete Breakout and Removal
Concrete Sidewalk Breakout and Removal is one of the main areas of our business. We jackhammer out smaller areas like sidewalks that we can not reach with the skidsteer machine.