Frequently Asked Questions About Our Concrete Services


If you don’t already have a decision on the size, we can gladly come out and give an idea on-site at the time of an estimate.

Permit issue will be determined at the time of estimate.

Most of the time, concrete cracks because its tensile strength is lower than the tensile stresses it is subjected to. There are numerous factors that contribute (usually by acting in combination) to the actual fracture. They can be grouped based on their occurrence time as before, during, or after the hardening process. In simple terms, concrete moves around and because it is a solid it must crack. Control joints are placed in the concrete at various locations so that when it does crack, it cracks down those lines.


YES. By doing this, it allows your concrete to cure slow; this allows for less cracking. Use water several times a day for the initial 48hrs.

Broom finish, smooth finish, with or without picture frame

Walked on 24 hrs. This is a generalized guide; please contact our office for recommendations on your specific project. Light Load, 48 hrs. Heavy Load or Automobiles, 64 hrs.

Yes. However, if the existing surface has lost its structural integrity it must be removed.

It is possible to remove some stain. However, if the stains have been beaded, there will be no way to remove them.

If we cannot pull a concrete truck directly to the area without outrunning over existing concrete, irrigation lines, or septic tanks, you will need a pump. Pumping prices are normally included in our bid, but do not hesitate to ask.

Sealer is a chemical product applied to the surface of the concrete to provided protection, not a guarantee but a preventative measure. Sealer is optional. ABC Concrete, Inc. can provide and apply to your concrete.

Wire mesh and fiber mesh are used interchangeably; however, ABC Concrete, Inc. uses fiber mesh because of the technical advance makeup of the fiber mesh. Although wire mesh can be used upon customer’s request.