Concrete Driveways in Michigan and The Fall Rush

Well it started last week, like it does every year in the concrete and masonry industry here in Central Michigan.  I’m not sure if people spend the beautiful summer months enjoying life or planning their upcoming job but it seems like 90% of the work happens in the fall (or spring) when it comes to concrete, stone, or other masonry work.  I seem to do a lot of concrete driveways in the Central Michigan area during the fall and in the spring it’s mostly foundation repairs.

Truth be told I don’t mind working in the fall at all.  The cool temps make for great working weather and the pour concrete when it’s below 50 degrees actually results in a better finished product anyway.  The cool temps help the concrete cure slower initially and this makes for a more durable concrete driveway or floor.  It’s kind of neat how it all shakes out in the end.

I did more stone foundation repairs than usual this year, I’m not sure if it was because of the wet spring or what.  Seven complete stone basement restorations in total and a few smaller repair jobs were all completed before the end of May this past spring.  With another driveway coming up next week I’ll be whisking away falling leaves as I try to but a nice textured finish on another driveway.

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Fall is a great time to pour concrete, I’d say its the best time for exterior concrete work.  You don’t have hidden frost to contend with and the ground isn’t saturated from the spring thaw.  One thing to watch out for is the upcoming cold nights, but it has to get pretty cold to present a risk to your recent investment.  The night after the pour is quite critical, you want temperatures to stay above 35 degrees so curing can continue or simply be but on pause overnight. Get in touch if you would like a quote on a concrete driveway.

If you would like to get your concrete driveway done before the snow flies, get in touch, I have room for a few more.  Cold weather is on the way with a little snow in the forecast already this fall.

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