Frequently Asked Questions
What is concrete flatwork in Austin & San Antonio?
Concrete flatwork refers to the process of making poured concrete flat—to be used for sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, patios, and other spaces that require ‘flat’ surfaces. In Texas, concrete flatwork typically involves forming a frame and a sub-base of aggregate rock—which strengthens the concrete and reduces the chances of cracks from forming. Once poured, the concrete will be compacted and flattened—using a combination of tools (like floats, trowels, and edgers) and special paving techniques to shape and finish the concrete.
How much concrete do I need for my San Antonio or Austin flatwork project?
How much concrete you need will depend on the scope of your project. We’ll work with you to identify how much concrete you need for your project and charge a fair price to install it.
How much is concrete paving in San Antonio and Austin?
The cost of concrete paving in Austin and San Antonio generally is the quality of the concrete (higher priced concrete generally lasts longer, with less maintenance involved) as well as the labor required to install it.
At Lone Star Paving, we try to charge a fair price for a job well done, and provide free project estimates for all our professional flatwork service projects. Contact us today to get a free quote on your concrete paving or flatwork project in Austin or San Antonio.
What is concrete in Austin, Texas made of?
Austin & San Antonio concrete is made from the very basics: cement, aggregate (rock and sand), water solids, and other additives used to enhance or modify its properties. It’s a versatile tool that never goes out of style, which is why it’s used so often.
How can I clean concrete in San Antonio and Austin?
Concrete can be cleaned first by using a blower to remove any loose debris that may be on top of it, followed by using a pressure washer to remove any residual gunk. You may also want to spot treat stains by scrubbing the area with a mix of liquid laundry detergent and water, followed by rinsing it with water and allowing it to air dry.
Do concrete contractors in Austin, TX need to be licensed?
While it’s not required, it’s always smart to work with a licensed concrete crew who knows how to use the most up-to-date techniques to design and lay a strong concrete foundation. Licensed contractors can also ensure that the footing and load distribution is appropriate for your application, ensuring it’s safe and guaranteed to last.
Are all your concrete contractors licensed?
Yes! At Lone Star, every one of our concrete paving contractors is professional in the truest sense, and they have all the industry and state certifications needed to provide a safe, comprehensive, and first-rate service.
Should I hire a concrete company in Austin to pour my concrete driveway?
While you can certainly attempt to pave a concrete driveway yourself, it’s not recommended. Without experience, it’s all too easy to cut corners or overlook mistakes, only to regret it after your concrete has dried. You could also unintentionally make your driveway unsafe to drive or walk on. That’s why we recommend you choose to work with one of the few concrete companies in Austin Texas (us especially), who have the specialized skills and training to do it right.