Concrete Apron FAQ


Welcome to our Concrete Apron FAQ page, where we address common questions and provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions. Whether you’re considering concrete apron installation, maintenance, or repairs, we’ve got you covered with expert answers to guide you to a durable, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting solution.

Concrete Apron Q&A


The concrete apron, positioned 2-6 feet in front of the garage, addresses issues such as dips or holes in older asphalt driveways. It prevents tire damage and ensures a smooth transition between different pavement grades.

The cost of a concrete apron installation can vary based on several factors, including the size of the apron, local labor and material costs, site preparation requirements, and any additional features or customization. Choose a reputable contractor with experience in concrete apron installations to ensure the job is done correctly.

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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.

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 out a garage door opener.

We do not install any asphalt aprons. We only install concrete aprons.

For very low-profile vehicles susceptible to contact with concrete, a well-installed concrete apron acts as a protective measure, preventing potential damage to tires and ensuring safe passage between pavement grades.

In addition to functionality, a concrete apron provides a professional and modern look to the home. Its clean and polished appearance enhances curb appeal, contributing to an attractive exterior.

To prevent tripping hazards, especially near the garage, evaluation of the first panel or two of the sidewalk is recommended during the concrete apron installation process.

Generally, a residential concrete apron should be at least 4 inches thick. However, local building codes may dictate specific requirements, so it’s crucial to check and adhere to those regulations.

Installation typically involves excavation, compacting the soil, adding a base layer of gravel, setting up forms, pouring the concrete, and finishing with proper curing. Professional installation is recommended for optimal results.

While DIY is possible, hiring a professional ensures proper preparation, installation, and compliance with local codes. Professionals have the expertise and equipment to handle the job efficiently.


Seal your concrete apron every 2-3 years to protect it from moisture, UV rays, and stains. Sealing helps maintain the appearance, prevents cracking, and prolongs the life of the concrete.

Regularly sweep and rinse the apron to remove dirt and debris. Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the surface. For tough stains, use a mild detergent or specialized concrete cleaner.

When it comes to winter maintenance, 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 using SAND because this will not cause any harm to the new concrete.

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.

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To minimize cracks, avoid overloading the apron, fix drainage issues promptly, and apply a quality sealer. Additionally, control joint placement during installation helps manage cracking.

Look for cracks, surface scaling, or discoloration. If you notice any of these issues, it’s essential to address them promptly to prevent further damage and maintain the integrity of the apron.


For small cracks, use a concrete crack filler or patching compound. Clean the crack, apply the filler, and smooth the surface. For larger cracks or extensive damage, consult a professional.

Spalling (flaking or chipping) is often caused by freeze-thaw cycles or poor installation. Repair involves removing damaged areas, resurfacing with new concrete, and applying a protective sealant.

In many cases, resurfacing is a viable option for restoring the appearance and function of a concrete apron. However, the extent of damage and underlying issues should be assessed by a professional.

Sunken or uneven sections may be lifted through a process called mudjacking or slabjacking. This involves injecting a mixture beneath the concrete to raise it back to the desired level. Consult with a professional for accurate assessment and repairs.

Here are three ways to safely remove oil stains from concrete as well as what you should avoid to prevent further damage.

At Aurora Asphalt & Concrete, we’re dedicated to delivering top-quality service for your property. Our skilled team takes pride in exceeding your expectations, offering competitive pricing, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Your satisfaction is our priority. Contact us at 763-493-2976 if you have additional questions or would like a free estimate.


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