Finding a reliable concrete company in your area is now easier than ever. Sam The Concrete Man has a team of dedicated concrete contractors who are eager to turn your visions into reality. With over 30 years of experience in the concrete industry, we are certain that you will be impressed by our high standards, world-class customer service, and quality products. Getting an estimate is an easy process! The first way is to fill out the form with your name, email, phone, and zip code. Then our team will reach out via phone or email to find a time for our estimators to come out for a free on-site estimate. The other method is to give us a call and we will schedule your free estimate on the spot! Once your estimate is booked, reminder messages will be sent when scheduled, the day before, and when we are en route to you! During the estimate, you will receive your proposal the same day! We value top-notch customer service and efficiency to help you complete your projects in a timely manner.
Weather: The condition of the ground is crucial in ensuring the quality and longevity of your concrete. A general rule of thumb is 1 rainy day equals a 3-day pouring delay. While the surface might be dry, a few inches deep in the ground can still be very wet.
Flexibility: The concrete business is fluid and schedules can change due to various reasons; permitting delays, weather, other jobs lasting longer than anticipated, etc. Never interpret this negatively as this is the nature of our business.
Cleanup: Pouring concrete is a significant project that uses heavy machinery that might leave tracks and other debris in your yard. We will always clean up as much as we can but there is always the chance that small concrete pieces, rocks, etc. will be left behind.
Landscaping: Pouring concrete takes room to complete, so when we pour a patio or walkway with landscaping around it, we can’t always guarantee there will be no impact. Every effort will be made to avoid damage, but it can happen. We suggest transplanting your shrubs and plants that are important.
Aggregate or Stamped Finishes: Things can get messy when finishing a project with exposed aggregate or a stamped design. We power wash the top layer of concrete and expose the aggregate underneath. Stamped concrete uses a ‘release color’ that is usually in a light powder form. These methods often result in a spray of powder or debris, but we make every effort to avoid excessive mess. After a rain shower, the leftover spray or powder will be washed away.
Color: Throughout the curing process, the color of the concrete will change multiple times. Initial dark spots and different shades of color in the concrete for a couple of days is common. The color will eventually bleach out and become uniform in about 30 days.
Sprinklers and Underground Dog Fences: If either of these are in the vicinity of the project, they will be hit. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to have the sprinkler heads and lines either removed prior to the start of the project or repaired after. If you can identify the locations, we will do our best to avoid them. Sam The Concrete Man is not responsible for repairing these.
Cracks: Concrete cracking in most climates is normal which is why we put saw cuts, control joints or grooves in the concrete. These create a “weak spot” that is a point to control where the cracking occurs. Additionally, surface cracks, or “dehydration cracks” usually appear in hot weather due to the surface drying before the rest of the concrete dries. With time, these will usually fade away. If larger cracks occur, we will patch them. The patch will dry a different color but will eventually blend in with time. There are two guarantees with concrete; it will get hard, and it will crack!
Delays: Delays happen for a variety of reasons; weather, city inspections, or other reasons. These are outside of our control but rest assured that our goal is to give you the best possible results and our decisions are made with that in mind.
Backfill: We will use any excessive dirt to backfill along the edges of the new concrete. Any additional dirt will need to be brought in at the owner’s expense.
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