Driveway Replacement

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Replacing a driveway can be a difficult decision, but when it is necessary due to cracks and damage, TKB Concrete And Retaining Wall Contractor is the team to call. We offer affordable prices and use high-quality materials to ensure the replacement will last. Contact us now to find out the cost of replacing your driveway.

We take great pride in our quick completion times and the exceptional work that endures. Our dedicated and experienced team offers excellent customer service, flexible scheduling options, complimentary cost estimates, and affordable pricing.

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Why You Should Consider Driveway Replacement

A driveway that needs to be replaced will reveal it through various signs such as cracks, crumbling, or faded materials. These issues not only detract from the appearance of the property but can also decrease its value. A replacement will resolve these problems.

While we generally support the idea of tackling projects on your own, fixing your driveway is not one of them. DIY methods, such as patching, only provide a temporary solution and can even worsen the condition of the driveway. On the other hand, professional driveway replacement contractors will provide a long-lasting and durable solution.

Choosing professional driveway replacement may cost more upfront, but it will ultimately save you money in the long run, because it will last longer than DIY repairs. While attempting to repair the driveway may seem like a cost-effective option, it is often ineffective if the foundation is damaged. In the end, repeatedly repairing it will end up costing more than replacing it once.

How Does Our Driveway Replacement Work?

The first step in the process of repairing or replacing a concrete driveway is to determine the cause of the damage. Our experts will inspect the property, the foundation, and the placement of the driveway to identify the problem. Once the cause is identified, the process begins with the removal of the old slab using heavy equipment, and the debris is removed from the property.

The next step involves working with the homeowner to develop a plan that will prevent future issues with the new concrete driveway. The placement is mapped out, and the design is tailored to the homeowner’s specifications. Construction begins by creating a uniform and compact subgrade that is thick enough to support the concrete slab.

The joints are reinforced with steel bars, which enable the slab to withstand heavy loads without breaking. The concrete mixture is then poured, leveled, and textured to the homeowner’s preference. Finally, the concrete driveway is cured and sealed to ensure its longevity.

Here Are Some Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deciding On A Driveway Replacement

  • Is a new sub-base required under my driveway? – We will install a base up to 6 inches as needed at no additional cost, it is included in the price.
  • What happens to my current driveway? – To remove your existing asphalt or concrete driveway, we use a skid loader or track loader to remove the driveway and put the debris in dump trucks. Sometimes a jackhammer is needed to start work on a concrete driveway. The old material is then taken to a recycling center for further use.

    Is it possible to just put a new layer of asphalt over the old one? – In some cases, an overlay over existing asphalt can be done, but keep in mind that anywhere there are cracks or the asphalt is broken, the cracks will reappear through the new layer. This is called reflective cracking. In most cases, it is highly recommended to install fresh, new paving.

  • Are there any additional costs not included in the driveway cost estimate? – A reputable company like TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls will provide an accurate estimate for your project and you should not expect any major changes in the total cost. However, not all contractors are accurate in their estimates and some may not include all costs in their initial estimates. TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls is diligent in including all factors in their original estimate. If any unforeseen conditions are discovered after work begins or if you make changes after the pricing estimate is made, adjustments may be necessary, but we will discuss them with you immediately. In most cases, our initial estimate will be the final cost for your driveway. We don’t want any surprises either.

What To Anticipate When Planning A Driveway Replacement

  1. When planning a concrete driveway replacement, it is important to take into account the time it will take to complete the project. It usually takes several days, and additional time for the concrete to fully cure. The duration of the project may vary depending on the scope of the work. It’s essential to note that once the concrete is poured, you need to avoid walking or driving on it for an additional two weeks or more to allow for proper curing. We will coordinate with you to plan a pour date that works with your schedule.
  2. Removing the old driveway is the first step once the project start date has been established. We use a skid steer, jackhammers, and manual labor to break up the old driveway into smaller pieces. These pieces are then loaded into dump trucks and transported to a recycling center.
  3. Preparation of the Subgrade is an essential step in the process of replacing a concrete driveway. The subgrade, which is made of aggregate materials, must be thick enough to support the driveway and thoroughly compacted to provide a solid foundation that supports the pavement properly.

    Depending on the condition of the existing foundation from the old driveway, it may be used if it is adequate. In such cases, we’ll grade and compact it as necessary. If the foundation is not adequate, new aggregate will be placed and compacted after removing any contaminated or poor materials. We also ensure that proper drainage of the new driveway is taken into consideration while grading and compacting the sub-base.

  4. Forms will be placed around the edges of the driveway. Then, a grid of reinforcing steel is installed, which is designed to provide tensile strength to the paving. Final measurements are taken to determine the amount of concrete required to complete the driveway.
  5. We schedule the delivery of concrete on the date planned for paving. The concrete mix is designed for strength and includes additives to further enhance the mix. Our concrete suppliers collaborate closely with us to provide the ideal mix for your driveway.

    When the concrete trucks arrive, the concrete is poured into the forms, starting at the garage and moving out towards the street. Depending on your site, different methods may be used to place the concrete, including pumping the concrete mix. As the concrete is poured, our teams work on leveling it, a process called “screeding”.

  6. Concrete Finishing process is done immediately after pouring as it starts to set quickly. The surface is smoothened and made even using a combination of power and hand tools. Troweling the edges and creating control joints are done to ensure the strength of the concrete driveway. Lastly, the surface of the concrete is roughened using brooms at the appropriate stage of setting.
  7. We apply a curing chemical to the concrete’s surface after it has been poured and is complete. This reinforces the concrete by reducing the rate of water loss over a 30-day period. Before it can be used, the concrete must cure for 7–10 days. Concrete hardens pretty quickly, but it doesn’t fully cure for 7–10 days. After the paving crew has finished, we advise keeping people and animals away from the surface for several hours. Before then, any foot traffic may leave enduring traces.

Expertise, Quality, And Service For Driveway Repair

TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls

At TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls, we pride ourselves in providing precise estimates, utilizing our expertise to select the most suitable driveway for each situation, and incorporating the highest level of quality in every project. We always prioritize providing excellent customer service. We understand that our reputation is built on every job we undertake, which motivates us to always give our best. Reach out to us today for a complimentary consultation and estimate for your driveway repair project. We also do commercial parking lots across the area. 

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Driveway Installation

A high-quality driveway not only adds to the appearance of your residential or commercial property but also increases its functionality. If you’re in need of professional and cost-effective driveway installation services, TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls is a great option to consider.

The first impression of a property begins with its driveway, a well-maintained and elegant driveway can make a home or business stand out and improve its curb appeal.

TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls offer a broad range of driveway materials. We provide information about the benefits of the most commonly used driveway materials.

Benefits Of Driveway Replacement

There are several benefits to replacing a driveway, including:

  • Improved Appearance:

A new driveway can greatly enhance the overall appearance of a residential or commercial property, making it more attractive to customers and clients.

  • Increased Durability:

A new driveway is typically more durable than an older one and can withstand heavy use and extreme weather conditions.

  • Reduced Maintenance:

A new driveway requires less maintenance than an older one, which can save business money in the long run.

  • Enhanced Safety:

A new driveway that is in good condition can help prevent accidents and improve the overall safety of a property.

  • Increased Property Value:

A new driveway can increase the value of a property, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters.

  • Enhanced Functionality:

A new driveway can be designed to better meet the needs of a business, such as providing more parking spaces or accommodating delivery trucks

Important Factors To Consider When Replacing Your Driveway

Before undertaking a driveway replacement project, it’s crucial to do your due diligence and research the different options and costs involved. This includes researching different types of materials, such as asphalt or concrete, and comparing prices and durability. Additionally, it may be beneficial to reach out to professionals for a free estimate and advice on how to achieve the best looking driveway in the neighborhood. By doing your research and gathering the necessary information, you can make an informed decision and ensure the best outcome for your driveway replacement project.

Things You Should Never Do When Replacing Your Driveway

To ensure a successful driveway replacement, it’s important to avoid certain mistakes. These may include:

  • Skimping On Materials:

Using low-quality materials may save money in the short term, but will likely result in a driveway that is less durable and requires more maintenance.

  • Not Preparing The Site Properly:

Failing to properly prepare the site, such as not removing existing driveway material or not grading the area for proper drainage, can lead to a driveway that is unstable and prone to damage.

  • Not Consulting A Professional:

Attempting a driveway replacement without the help of a professional contractor can result in a poorly-done job that may not meet safety and building codes.

  • Not Considering The Weather:

Replacing a driveway during adverse weather conditions, such as during a heavy rain or extreme heat, can lead to problems with the curing and setting of the new material.

By avoiding these pitfalls, you can ensure that your driveway replacement project is successful and results in a durable and long-lasting driveway.

Driveway Replacement

TKB Concrete And Retaining Walls offer all options for replacing residential commercial driveways, using the best methods and taking great care in every detail. We treat each driveway as if it were our own. Trust us for the best driveway replacement services.







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