Welcome back to the one and only Cesar’s Concrete blogspace. It’s been a month or so since we’ve gotten the chance to write our loyal customers, clients, and readers, so let’s briefly recap what we’ve been blogging about of late. 

About a month ago, we took the opportunity to highlight a few of our favorite reviews we’ve recently received. Go ahead and check out our hear from our satisfied customers blog if you are looking for “social proof” when it comes to choosing a reliable concrete contractor in Northern Colorado!

Before that, we provided some fall maintenance tips for Northern Colorado homeowners. We hope it’s not too late for you to brush up on what you need to do before the cold really comes to town. Additionally, we took the opportunity to highlight both our residential and commercial concrete services, so be sure to check that one out if you are interested in learning more about what we offer on a project-by-project basis. 

Finally, seeing as how this blog is a “part two,” it makes sense that there would be a part one. If you are interested in getting answers to questions about what concrete is, what a concrete mix is, when the best time of the year is to pour concrete, and of course, who the best concrete contractor in Northern Colorado might be, be sure to check out part one when you get the chance. 

Frequently Asked Questions, Answered Once And For All

Fair warning, some of these questions are informational, while some you might find practically useful. Either way, at a bare minimum you’ll be able to impress at your next dinner party if the topic of concrete happens to arise. 

What Is A Slump?

Excellent question! Slump is industry lingo for the consistency of the concrete. More specifically, it refers to how dry or wet the concrete mix is. 

Do I Need To Put Cure Or Water On The Concrete After It’s Been Laid?

Yes, after your concrete has had roughly twelve hours to dry, it’s vital to apply a cure of some kind for five days each morning and night. Give us a call if you have any questions about this and we’ll be happy to help. 

What Is Fiber-Reinforced Concrete?

Another excellent question. Certain types of concrete come with a fiber-reinforcing element when they are mixed at the batch plant. What this does is create a uniform system of polypropylene fibers. The primary benefit is to counteract early-forming cracks due to shrinkage and water loss. Be advised, some shrinkage is normal. 

Will I Need To Remove Topsoil Before Pouring Concrete? 

If you are attempting to DIY a concrete project, there is plenty to consider. And yes, removing the topsoil in your target area is certainly one of them. In fact, all organic material needs to be removed in order to provide a uniform, stable platform for concrete slabs. Naturally, we take care of this as part of our concrete service here at Cesar’s Concrete. 

Reach out to us for a free quote on residential or commercial concrete services!