The Building of a Custom
A photo feature
The workmen are beginning to "place" the concrete for the patio. Notice the concrete truck parked between the two houses.
Once the patio was finished, the driveway was started.
Another view of the driveway.
A view of the completed patio.
A view of the completed driveway and sidewalk. In the above two pictures, you may notice lines across the concrete. Although concrete is quite strong once it dries, it often develops small cracks during the process of drying. Rather than allowing random cracking in the concrete, straight lines (expansion joints) are created to allow for cracking to be more aesthetically pleasing. Learn more about concrete at The Concrete Network.
Once the concrete workers have completed the flatwork, they apply a coating to the sides of the foundation to smooth and improve the appearance. In some cases, if the side of the foundation is very uneven, fragments of concrete are chipped off to make the sides more even before the coating is applied.
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