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Concrete Driveway

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Concrete Patio

Extending or adding concrete patio is like extending your living area in an affordable option.

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Demolition/ Removal

Breaking up concrete yourself can save you a bunch of money, but it can also be backbreaking work.

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Make your concrete waste headaches disappear — with low cost and no effort on your part.

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Concrete Walkway

We can design your concrete sidewalk or walkways exactly as you envision and save money on building costs.

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Concrete resurfacing is a great solution that will make your concrete look fresh without breaking the bank. 

We are a reliable local business that have acquired numerous awards. We don’t want our clients to be intimidated by our exceptional track record and award-winning designs and innovative expertise. We promise you that we know precisely what you expect to see once you get our solutions.

We have incorporated contemporary best practices in all our works. Our service approach regardless of the simplicity of works will make sure you will receive the best, long-lasting, and lovely concrete works.

We enjoy working on residential and home improvement projects. Our goal is always to deliver effective, high-quality solutions for everyone who needs our services. Let us help you design your outdoor space exactly as you envision and save money on building costs. 

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Concrete Driveway Services

Commercial, industrial, or residential driveways and concrete approaches can all be repaired by La Ross and Son Construction service. For over 10 years we have worked with property owners, managers, cities, as well as homeowners in fixing their driveways and concrete approaches. With affordable rates and quality services, La Ross and Son is your best choice. Call us today to talk about your driveway and approach repair project. Remember we serve St Tammany Parish, Greater New Orleans Metroplex, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and beyond so call us for a quick and precise quote. Our services include commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Concrete Driveway Replacement

If your driveway or approach has reached a critical level of damage then driveway or approach replacement might be the best choice for you. If this is the case, then our company has the ability to come in and demo out the old concrete and pour back new concrete. We can handle all of your city or county permitting on the project and we offer a wide variety of options for your new driveway. City approach replacements are also a service we perform every single week throughout the southern Region. La Ross and Son has worked with countless businesses and municipalities to repair and replace driveway approaches that are in need of repair or just need to be newly installed.

Concrete Driveway Construction

If you have a tenant improvement project coming up, or just want to add something new to your business or home, La Ross and Son Concrete can handle all facets of concrete construction. This includes driveways and approaches installed from blueprints or plans. Our crews can handle any facet of concrete construction that you need to be done. From concrete demolition to forming to the pouring process we can handle every facet of construction repair. No short cuts are taken at La Ross and Son Concrete and our company’s reputation shows that. We treat your project with the same importance we would want our work in our homes done with. Our concrete construction company is a family-owned and operated business that is service driven.

o ensure that your concrete driveway will look good for many years to come, there are important specifications your contractor should follow during installation. How well your driveway looks and performs long-term is largely related to the quality of workmanship and materials that go into it. To help ensure a problem-free driveway, use the following list for information about proper construction.

Placing Concrete at the Proper Thickness

Thickness is the major factor (even more than the strength of the concrete) in determining a driveway’s structural capacity. Place concrete at a minimum thickness of 4 inches. Increasing the thickness from 4 inches to 5 inches will add approximately 20% to your concrete cost, but will also boost your driveway’s load-carrying capacity nearly 50% , according to the Tennessee Concrete Association.

Also consider thickening the edges of the driveway by 1 or 2 inches to provide additional structural support in the area most likely to be subject to heavy loading. The thickened sections should extend in from the slab edge 4 to 8 inches.

Your local soil conditions and weather patterns may also require a thicker driveway slab. Contact a local driveway contractor for an expert recommendation.

Rebar & Wire Mesh Reinforcement

Using steel reinforcement will provide additional structural capacity for your driveway and is especially important if the slab will be exposed to heavy traffic. Reinforcement won’t prevent cracks, but it will help hold them together if they do occur.

Reinforcement can be either wire mesh or ½-inch (#4) steel rebar. Use wire mesh for driveways that are 4 to 5 inches thick, and rebar for those that are 5 inches or more. Place rebar in a grid pattern with a spacing between bars of approximately 12 inches. In either case, blocks should be used under the reinforcement to keep centered within the concrete.

Synthetic fibers have also proven to be beneficial in driveways as a way to reduce shrinkage cracks. Fibers will not provide structural reinforcement, however. (See Using Fibers for Secondary Reinforcement.)

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A PROPERLY PREPAIRED SUBGRADE

Uniformity, in both soil composition and compaction, is the key to a good subgrade-one that will provide adequate support, ensure an even slab thickness, and prevent slab settlement and structural cracking. Soft spots should be removed and replaced with good material, such as gravel or crushed rock. Many western states have expansive soils. In these conditions, 2 to 8 inches of crushed rock should be used as subgrade material, depending on the degree of expansiveness. If you are unsure about the soil characteristics in your area, consult a soils engineer.

Don’t allow the concrete to be placed on bone-dry subgrade, advises the Tennessee Concrete Association. Spraying the subgrade first to dampen it will prevent it from wicking water from the fresh concrete.

Vibratory plate compactors and rammers are the most common machines used for subgrade compaction of residential driveways. Click here to read more about subgrades and subbases for concrete slabs.

The Correct Concrete Mix

Mix design will impact the performance and longevity of a concrete driveway. Read more about concrete driveway mix design to find out exactly what to ask for.

 

Correctly Placed Joints

To help prevent random cracking, control joints should be placed at a maximum spacing of 10 feet for a 4-inch-thick driveway slab. While random cracks are generally not a structural problem and will not reduce the service life of the driveway, they can be an eyesore. Also avoid joint patterns that produce rectangular or triangular sections. The depth of control joints is also critical. Your concrete installer should hand tool or sawcut them to a depth equaling one-fourth the slab thickness (or 1 inch for a 4-inch slab).

In addition to control joints, an isolation joint should be installed where the driveway meets a sidewalk, garage floor slab, and other existing pavements. Ask your contractor to provide a jointing plan as part of his written proposal.

Proper Finishing

The biggest mistakes that occur during the finishing of concrete driveways are overworking the surface and performing finishing operations while bleedwater is present.

Finishing is generally a three-step process. Your contractor should:

  • Level or strike off the concrete with a screed to achieve a uniform surface.
  • Float the concrete with a wood or magnesium bullfloat before bleedwater accumulates.
  • Apply a simple broom finish to improve traction-unless plans call for stamping the driveway or applying another type of decorative textured finish (see Making Concrete Slip Resistant).

Final finishing with a steel trowel is unnecessary and can actually do more harm than good by sealing the concrete surface prematurely and preventing the evaporation of bleedwater.

Read about proper finishing tools.

Proper Drainage

To eliminate standing water on your driveway, it should be sloped toward the street and away from existing structures (such as your house and garage) a minimum of 1/8 inch per foot, recommends the Portland Cement Association. If proper drainage is prevented because the concrete slab is wedged between two structures, you may need to install a drain that will collect the water at a low point in the concrete and divert it away.

Proper Curing Techniques

Cure the concrete as soon as finishing is completed. Curing of the concrete is the final step of the process, and one of the most important. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most neglected. In extreme cases, failure to cure the concrete immediately after final finishing can result in strength reductions of up to 50% by reducing the concrete’s resistance to the effects of weather and increasing the possibility of surface defects.

Methods of curing include covering the concrete with plastic sheets or wet curing blankets, continuous sprinkling, and application of a liquid membrane-forming curing compound. For slabs that are to be acid stained, wet curing is the best approach, since a curing compound would have to be completely removed to allow the acid stain to penetrate. The most common way to cure plain or integrally colored concrete, though, is to use a liquid curing compound. Read more about why curing concrete is important and how it’s done

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Concrete Demolition and Removal

Concrete removal, demolition, and breaking are essentially one way of saying the same thing to us. Concrete removal is one of the premier services that we offer here at La Ross and Son Construction. Regardless of the size of your concrete removal project, we have the equipment, resources, and know-how to get the job done correctly and competitively. With tools and equipment ranging from bobcats, breakers, and back-hoe’s, we have removed over 1 million tons of concrete in the last ten years. In addition to concrete demolition, we can also break and remove asphalt, grass, brick, and countless other materials from your project site.

Concrete Driveway Replacement / Approach Replacement
If your driveway or approach has reached a critical level of damage then driveway or approach replacement might be the best choice for you. If this is the case, then our company has the ability to come in and demo out the old concrete and pour back new concrete. We can handle all of your city or county permitting on the project and we offer a wide variety of options for your new driveway. City approach replacements are also a service we perform every single week throughout southern Region. La Ross and Son  has worked with countless businesses and municipalities to repair and replace driveway approaches that are in need of repair or just need to be newly installed. Call us today to discuss your project.

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Please feel free to call and ask for our estimator, if you have any questions in regards to this or any other of our concrete services. La Ross and Son Construction service areas include Southern Region concrete service areas include St Tammany Parish, Greater New Orleans Metroplex, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Mississippi. Call Toll Free Today 985-205-8808.

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Concrete Patio Cost Factors

Concrete Patio Cost Factors

Besides material, there are other factors that can affect your total concrete patio price. Those factors include:

  • Location
  • Patio Size
  • Patio Shape
  • Thickness
  • Patio Color
  • Multiple Levels
  • Purchaser

A patio is an essential element in today’s backyards. Concrete is the most popular patio material in the country. With many decorative finishes, concrete patios attract homeowners who want an outdoor surface with unlimited design potential. When compared to wood decks, pavers and natural stone, a concrete patio is also more durable and requires less maintenance.

Here, we offer tips for designing and sizing a concrete patio, give you an overview of the various concrete patio finish options, and tell you about ways you can accessorize and enhance your patio. For people with existing concrete patios, we also tell you about ways to give your old patio a decorative makeover by resurfacing, staining or engraving.

IS A CONCRETE PATIO A GOOD CHOICE FOR MY BACKYARD?

Here are four reasons to pick concrete for your patio:

Create an outdoor entertaining zone

In addition to serving as a gathering zone for lounging and entertaining, concrete patios allow homeowners to seamlessly blend interior and exterior living spaces. They are the perfect decorative flooring surface for outdoor kitchens and living rooms, complete with cozy seating areas, fireplaces and water features.


What’s more, this outdoor floor offers unlimited design options. When enhanced by stains and integral colors, concrete patios can be color coordinated to match a home’s exterior or landscape. They can also be stamped or engraved in patterns that mimic other popular paving materials, such as brick, flagstone, slate and tile.

Check out these examples:
Stamped concrete patios
Stained concrete patios

Save money without sacrificing style

As an investment, concrete patios typically cost less than patios made of brick or natural stone because they are less labor-intensive to install. The lower price tag combined with the wide array of patterns and colors available make concrete an economical choice for most budgets. Plus, concrete is easily formed into any shape to accommodate backyard space restrictions.

See a more detailed breakdown of concrete patio cost.

Enjoy a durable, low-maintenance surface

Upgrading your backyard with a decorative concrete patio is also an investment that will provide many years of enjoyment while improving the look of your landscape. Concrete is easy to maintain and can stand up to the harshest of weather conditions. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout. And unlike wood, concrete won’t warp, rot or require periodic staining.

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CONCRETE PATIO

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A patio is an essential element in today’s backyards. Concrete is the most popular patio material in the country. With many decorative finishes, concrete patios attract homeowners who want an outdoor surface with unlimited design potential. When compared to wood decks, pavers and natural stone, a concrete patio is also more durable and requires less maintenance.

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Here, we offer tips for designing and sizing a concrete patio, give you an overview of the various concrete patio finish options, and tell you about ways you can accessorize and enhance your patio. For people with existing concrete patios, we also tell you about ways to give your old patio a decorative makeover by resurfacing, staining or engraving.

IS A CONCRETE PATIO A GOOD CHOICE FOR MY BACKYARD?

Here are four reasons to pick concrete for your patio:

Create an outdoor entertaining zone

In addition to serving as a gathering zone for lounging and entertaining, concrete patios allow homeowners to seamlessly blend interior and exterior living spaces. They are the perfect decorative flooring surface for outdoor kitchens and living rooms, complete with cozy seating areas, fireplaces and water features.

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Customize with color and pattern

What’s more, this outdoor floor offers unlimited design options. When enhanced by stains and integral colors, concrete patios can be color coordinated to match a home’s exterior or landscape. They can also be stamped or engraved in patterns that mimic other popular paving materials, such as brick, flagstone, slate and tile.

Check out these examples:
Stamped concrete patios
Stained concrete patios

Save money without sacrificing style

As an investment, concrete patios typically cost less than patios made of brick or natural stone because they are less labor-intensive to install. The lower price tag combined with the wide array of patterns and colors available make concrete an economical choice for most budgets. Plus, concrete is easily formed into any shape to accommodate backyard space restrictions.

See a more detailed breakdown of concrete patio cost.

Enjoy a durable, low-maintenance surface

Upgrading your backyard with a decorative concrete patio is also an investment that will provide many years of enjoyment while improving the look of your landscape. Concrete is easy to maintain and can stand up to the harshest of weather conditions. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout. And unlike wood, concrete won’t warp, rot or require periodic staining.

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PROS & CONS OF A CONCRETE PATIO

Until wood decks became so trendy a decade or so ago, most patios were made of hard materials like concrete, brick or stone. Today, many homeowners who installed those wood decks need to replace them because of rotting or warped wood, or because they are simply fed up with the hassle of staining and sealing them every few years. Patios made of concrete or concrete pavers are making a big comeback as homeowners now realize all the benefits they were missing out on by installing wood or wood-composite decking. Here are some of the reasons why people are making the switch:

Versatility

Thanks to the design versatility of concrete, your patio will never look just like your neighbor’s. And with recent advances in coloring techniques and stamping tools, patios made of poured-in-place concrete are more versatile than ever before. Concrete is easily formed into any shape, allowing you to accommodate backyard space restrictions or incorporate attractive curves. With the use of stains and other coloring methods, you can also achieve just about any hue imaginable, whether you want to match the stone facade of your house or blend in with the natural landscape.

You can also choose from a vast array of pattern and design options, including stamped patterns, stenciling, engraving, exposed aggregate and more (see Concrete Patio Finishes). While many concrete patios are designed to complement the outdoor landscape, some homeowners choose a concrete patio style that complements their indoor living space to create a surface that blends in seamlessly with the interior decor. Concrete can also be made to resemble other popular patio materials, including brick, natural stone and even wood.

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Durability

In addition to concrete’s versatility, concrete is highly durable and can stand up to the wide range of weather conditions found across the country. In fact, many concrete contractors in colder climates take special measures to ensure the durability of the concrete patios they produce.

Bill Guthro of Distinctive Concrete in Rowley, Mass., says stamped concrete will last longer than any other type of masonry installation. “We use a lot of steel and rebar in a 2-foot grid that controls cracking. We also apply many coats of sealer,” he says. In addition, they use a proprietary high-strength concrete mix that reaches compressive strengths of 4000 psi and includes reinforcing fibers.

Easier Maintenance

When compared with individual masonry paving units and natural stone, concrete is easier to maintain because it’s a solid surface. Unlike paving stones, you won’t have sand-filled joints between units where grass and weeds can sprout. In addition, individual pavers can settle unevenly, creating dangerous tripping hazards.

When compared with wood, a concrete patio saves you the labor of staining and resealing year after year, and it’s invulnerable to termite infestation, wood rot and splintering. (See Concrete Patio Maintenance Is a Breeze).

Environmentally Friendly

Installing a concrete patio rather than a wood deck saves lumber and eliminates the need for regular maintenance with solvent-based wood stains and sealers (see Green Building With Concrete).

Better Value

Concrete can be stamped, engraved, stenciled or textured to resemble pricier stone or brick pavers, and often at a fraction of the cost, especially when you factor in the labor savings. The aesthetic appeal and durability of decorative concrete will also boost the resale value of your home. (See Concrete Patio Costs).


MAKE YOUR PATIO A BACKYARD DESTINATION

In addition to being a great patio material, concrete can also be used to maximize your entire backyard space. The goal is to create destinations in the garden and connect them with welcoming pathways. Use focal points, seat walls, fountains, ponds, arbors, fireplaces, fire pits, and fragrant plantings to create interest at different locations and draw guests out into the yard space.

LANDSCAPING AROUND A CONCRETE PATIO

Pergolas are a great, economical way to add a shade structure to your patio. For denser shade, consider growing vines that will cover the area.

Here are some landscape tips to balance with hardscape:

Adding shade to your patio

Think broadly when it comes to shade covers:

  • Trees are idyllic with their natural shade, but they can take many years to mature and provide that needed shade.
  • Pergolas are a great option with which you can grow vines to create denser shade.
  • Fabric sail shades are available, along with the typical wood or aluminum covered patio construction.

Tips for using greenery to balance with hardscape

  • To avoid the feel of overdoing the hardscape, use grass and groundcovers to break up pathways between patios.
  • Place flowerbeds between structures (like homes and walls) and patio areas.
  • Even narrow 24-inch wide planter-beds will help soften edges and give the yard a more inviting, garden-like feel.

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