Concrete Apron FAQ
An apron is the area 3-5 feet in front of the garage. If you have an older asphalt driveway, some homeowners will experience a ‘dip’ or ‘holes’ near the garage floor. This could wreak havoc on tires and even damage them. In fact, there are some vehicles that are very low profile, so they could make contact with the concrete and sustain damage. We recommend a concrete apron as the fix to this issue. Ensuring safe passage from one grade of pavement to another, concrete aprons also bring a professional and modern look to your home.
When we look at doing a concrete apron installation, we oftentimes will look at the first panel or 2 of the sidewalk. We want to make sure that replacing the apron doesn’t cause a tripping hazard, we may recommend replacing the first panel or 2 of sidewalk to help prevent this.
Concrete Apron Q&A
How long is the installation process for a Concrete Apron?
– Demolition will occur on Day 1. The concrete crew will return 1-3 days later to pour the concrete. Please keep in mind that concrete pouring is weather dependent
and we cannot pour concrete in the rain, this may result in a delay.
Do I need to be home during the demolition and installation processes?
– You DO NOT need to be home for the duration of the project. However, we will need to have the garage door open to allow enough room for the crew’s equipment. If you do not plan on being home, we ask that you provide an access code, leave a side door unlocked, or put a garage door opener.
Do you asphalt aprons?
– We do not install any asphalt aprons. We only install concrete aprons.
What can I use on my apron for ice in the winter?
– DO NOT use any salt or deicers on your new concrete. These products can produce a chemical reaction with the concrete that will cause physical damage. Use of these products will void the Warranty. We recommend to use SAND, this will not cause any harm to the new concrete.
– It is typical that some salt will track in from the city streets and you will see this towards the bottom of the driveway and other high traffic areas.
– Plows/Snow Blowers/Shovels – When you use a method of snow removal that has a steel cutting/scraping edge, it will leave behind tiny amounts of steel on the surface of the concrete. These small amounts of steel will oxidize and rust, leaving rust visible on the surface of the concrete. This rust is difficult to remove.