Sidewalks receive almost as much wear and tear as driveways do. Also, every winter they are scraped and salted. Therefore, the traffic and chemicals take a toll on the concrete’s appearance over time. Abrasions, spalling, stains and weather damage can be restored and upgraded. We resurface sidewalks with a cement-based overlay to correct minor discolouration and flaws. After the overlay, we can stamp, stain, stencil or engrave to leave your sidewalk or walkway looking better than ever before. If the concrete slab is badly damaged, resurfacing may not be a viable option. We provide a free on-site consultation before every project to help assess your situation and discuss the best plan of action.
According to National Research Council Canada, the average life of concrete sidewalks is 20 to 40 years, but failure can occur as early as one to five years after construction. The ones that fall short are a result of poor planning and workmanship. Valroc Development LTD. is an award winning concrete contractor whose experience and level of expertise is unparalleled in the industry. Our practices adhere to Canada’s Best Practices for Concrete Sidewalks and exceed municipal standards.
By using the stiff subgrade, we ensure the foundation will not expand under weather conditions. Then, we apply a 100-150mm thick slab on grade. For long-term performance, we make sure all leveling and compaction is completed without frost present. Making sure the soil underneath has the right amount of moisture is imperative in the way the cement reacts in the future. Our machine operators specialize in uniform compaction that will save the surface from cracking later on.
Based on the individual needs of the project, our concrete is delivered by BC’s most reputable concrete suppliers directly to the site. The quality of the concrete mainly affects surface of the sidewalk after correct installation, but there are things we consider while we pour. In the cold, we protect our concrete from freezing for at least five days after placement with polyethylene sheeting. During the summer, we wet-cure to concrete to boost its strength while developing, as concrete dries much more quickly in the heat.
Our welcoming administrative staff is ready to take your call. After an initial discussion, one of our trained concrete professionals will consult with you on-site and assess your project. Valroc Development LTD. is an award winning concrete contractor in Surrey and greater Vancouver.