Decorative Concrete Sidewalks and Walkways
Concrete Sidewalk Construction in Minnesota
Concrete sidewalks and walkways add a new look and welcoming feel to your home. Consider widening your sidewalk or walkway to 5 feet with a border on each side. This is an inexpensive way to dress up the entry to your home.
Have Unlimited Concrete Concepts install a brand new concrete sidewalk.
Common reasons to replace your concrete sidewalk or walkway
Concrete sidewalks need to be replaced because of two main reasons: Settling or salt damage.
Settling naturally occurs over time and without properly reinforced concrete the slab sections become un-even, un-level, and separated. This makes the pathway to your front door treacherous and, not to mention, difficult to shovel in the winter.
To prevent this from happening to your new concrete sidewalk or walkway, the sub-grade is evaluated and compacted and the new concrete is reinforced with rebar.
Concrete becomes damaged because of de-icing salts that are applied often. Sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice – we understand that. However, there is no such thing as "safe for concrete" de-icing salts or chemicals. The first winter, for new concrete, salt should never be used. Sand can be used to increase traction when needed. After the first winter, if you choose to take the risk to use de-icing salts or chemicals, sidewalks should be sealed every fall. The sealer keeps the water and salt out of the pores of the concrete. Use as little salt as possible and rinse the concrete when you are able in the spring.