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Old 05-13-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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Nothing stamped. Nothing elegant.

Just concrete. We also need to resurface our driveway.

Any good recommendations in the Cary area?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Default Concrete Extension

Try Ocmulgee Concrete out of Morrisville, NC. They are big but do projects of all sizes. Good folks and of course work and price.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the recommendation. I'll give them a call for an estimate.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Give Sean at Milestone Masonry a call. I've had them do basic concrete, like what you're looking for. Prices were great, and the work was great too.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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Give Sean at Milestone Masonry a call. I've had them do basic concrete, like what you're looking for. Prices were great, and the work was great too.
Thanks! I'll add them to my quote list.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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We got a couple quotes for this two years ago but didn't end up acting on it since other more pressing house projects popped up. Definitely get at least four quotes. I couldn't believe how all over the place the quotes we got were.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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We got a couple quotes for this two years ago but didn't end up acting on it since other more pressing house projects popped up. Definitely get at least four quotes. I couldn't believe how all over the place the quotes we got were.
Thanks for that piece of advice. I think I'll get as many as possible.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Look into using the permeable surface options.
Saves on taxes too
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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My soapbox -

When comparing quotes be sure you are comfortable and knowledgeable about what is being done.
Subase prep, concrete strength and proper placing technique are critical for a concrete pad that lasts.

You should see items like:
- Excavate 8 inches below grade
- Place and compact 4 inches of crush and run
- Place 4 inches of 3000 psi concrete with Fibermesh
- Provide expansion joint material at all hard interfaces
- Provide control joints every X feet.
- Broom finish

Other items like rebar may or may not be needed. If rebar is used, make sure it's placed at the proper depth.
Additional water should never be added to a proper mix unless your goal is weaker concrete. However - after placement of the concrete it will gain more strength via hydration if kept wet. Plastic poly works well for this.
Lot's of opportunities to cut costs on a concrete pad. Many will directly effect the longevity of the pad.

Frank
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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I am looking at the same thing. Just wondering what the outcome of your search was. Thanks.
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