Hoffman Estates Concrete Contractor | Choosing the Right Concrete Staircase

concrete specialist schaumburgWhen you need a new set of stairs installed for the outside of your house, it can be overwhelming with all the options you have. Our professional team at G-CAT Construction wants to help you choose the perfect stairs or stoop that will fit with the rest of your house. In this article, we have laid out the most important questions we will ask when working with you on your project.

What are they for?

While the most common area for concrete steps are in the front of a home or business, we have installed steps in many different locations. Patios, pool decks, courtyards, and even outdoor kitchens are all areas that may need a set of steps or a stoop. When deciding what steps to choose for your application, we help you choose the right balance between aesthetic and function for the best price.

Plain or stamped?

For each step variation, we offer many different design options that will help your staircase or stoop stand out. If you are looking for a more general look, a plain, smooth staircase can complement your outside area. We can even work with you and create an entirely unique design with our custom stamped option. We also offer decorative edging to give the appearance of natural stone.

What’s your perfect color?

The final step to choosing your perfect stair case is finding what color you want the concrete to be. We can either match your application exactly or choose a complementary color to increase your home’s curb appeal.

With tons of custom color and stamped concrete options, we truly go the extra step to make your concrete look its best! Contact us today to begin your project. 

G-CAT Construction
Phone: (630) 736-1070
Url: http://g-catconstruction.com
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2500 W Higgins Road, Suite 365
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Hoffman Estates Concrete | How to Protect Patio Concrete and Make it Last Longer

concrete specialist in schaumburgResidential concrete slabs have become increasingly popular because they are low cost, require little maintenance, and contain long lasting beauty. Properly installed slabs, stamped or plain, can even last up to 40 years when properly maintained. Enjoy your concrete patio even more by following these four steps to preserve your concrete for years to come.

Keep it clean

The natural process of erosion is the enemy to any outside structure, including concrete. However, you can delay these affects by keeping your concrete clean and free from stains, dirt, and debris. We encourage our clients to invest in a power washer as it can save you valuable time and money when cleaning your concrete.

Apply a Sealer

Treating your concrete annually with a sealer will protect the longevity and beauty of it. Sealants make your concrete more resistant to harsh weather conditions, water, erosion, and any other chemical or debris that can cause harm. When applied improperly, sealants can leave a streaky or uneven outcome, so if you aren’t confident in applying your sealer, contact us today for help.

Maintain Plant Growth

Roots from trees and other surrounding plants can cause cracks in your concrete by pushing up through the ground. Cracks in concrete are non-repairable and can only be replaced. You can avoid cracks from happening by trimming underground growth around your patio area.

Avoid Harmful Chemicals

While a sealant is a chemical that protects your concrete, there are other chemicals that can cause harm to it. Chemicals such as deicing salts, chlorides, ammonia, sulfates and more can speed up the erosion process and attack your concrete directly. Avoid using these chemicals to ensure your concrete lasts.

For more tips on maintaining your concrete patio to last, contact us today!

G-CAT Construction
Phone: (630) 736-1070
Url: http://g-catconstruction.com
cash, credit card
2500 W Higgins Road, Suite 365
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169