Q: Why should I use Smiley's Construction for my project?
A: We will work with you from start to finish making sure your project is completed exactly to your specification in a timely and hassle free manner. Smiley's has been in business for over 25 years. We apply that experience to every job to ensure the project is finished with the highest level of preparation and craftsmanship possible. You can have peace of mind knowing that we did not overlook or skip any steps to give you the best product possible.
Q: What types of concrete finishes are available?
A: Smiley's can provide you with a multitude of concrete finishes. These range from the most basic up to complex decorative slabs. Our finishes include: hard troweled, broomed, exposed aggregate, sand finish, stamped, acid stained, etc.
Q: What can I do to maintain my new concrete?
A: Properly taking care of your new concrete will keep it looking great and drastically improve the longevity of the slab. Here are a few things you can do to help,
-Clean the concrete and reapply sealer as needed.
-Remove stains immediately. If you notice an oil, gasoline, grease, or other spill, try to remove it as soon as possible.
-Avoid using salts or other deicing chemicals. These can seriously damage your concretes surface.
-Treat your concrete with care. Avoided dropping heavy objects on your slab or dragging heavy objects across the surface of your concrete.
Q: Why does concrete crack?
A: Concrete, like all other materials, slightly changes in volume when it cures. Normally this amounts to about 500 millionths. This translates to about 1/16 of an inch in 10 feet. Smileys can install a generous amount of control joints (hand tooled or saw cut) to help hide the cracks and allow the concrete to crack in a uniform fashion.