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HOMEOWNERS

The process is unique to each client, and we are happy to customize the job to what it is that you are looking for. We can help you from start to finish with design and landscaping, so you don’t have to hire a separate design team or a landscaping contractor. If this isn’t what you are looking for, we are happy to focus on just your concrete work. Our initial consultation will help sort out what works best for you.

The Benefits of Hiring an ACI Certified Concrete Contractor

As a homeowner, you want the job done right. The surest way is to look for a professional concrete contractor who has been certified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

When you hire an ACI-certified concrete contractor, you can rest assured they have invested in honing their craft. After going through intensive training, these professionals have earned one of the concrete industry’s most popular certifications by proving their knowledge and demonstrating their skill. As a homeowner, you can have peace of mind that you are hiring a contractor that has proper training in the craft you are hiring them for. Many local, national, and international building codes, construction companies, and project managers require ACI-certified personnel on commercial jobsites. So, you’re making the smart choice when you hire an ACI-certified professional concrete contractor!

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Common Concrete Mistakes

The most important thing to understand when working with concrete is that mistakes can be very expensive to correct. Typically, homeowners who choose to tackle their residential concrete project on their own may not even know they have made a mistake until it is too late.

Probably the most common mistake we have seen is not properly leveling the concrete. Once it hardens, there is no way to level the work. All that can be done is tear it up and do it again. This not only means buying all new materials. You also have to do the work of breaking out and hauling away the old concrete, which is very labor-intensive and time-consuming. Then you have to make sure the site is level, re-pour the concrete, and make sure what you poured is level and smooth. And all those friends you had helping you? More than likely they will be too busy with their own lives to help again.

So, after tallying up the cost of materials and all the time you spent doing it yourself (because, remember – your time is valuable as well), it is very hard to see all the “savings” you were envisioning at the beginning of the project.

A Better Option

The better option is to let the professionals at Hamilton Concrete handle your concrete project. A professional concrete contractor offers you many advantages over trying to do it yourself:

Highly-trained and experienced

Hamilton Concrete has been laying concrete for over 20 years. We have worked on hundreds of projects, so we have seen pretty much every situation and solved every problem. If something goes wrong, or when an odd or unusual situation arises in the project, we know how to handle it and ensure the project is completed properly. In addition, we have the skills, tools, and training to properly mix the concrete to fit the many variables that can be encountered on every project – temperature, soil, final use, building specifications, etc.

Structural aspects of concrete

You may have a plan in mind, only to learn it won’t work because you are trying to make concrete do something it is not designed to do. Or, you are trying to mix new concrete with older, existing concrete structures. If you consult with a professional first, you can make adjustments, but if you are doing it yourself, you could still end up with a mess on your hands. The professionals at Hamilton Concrete are far more likely to save you money on the overall project because they know if existing concrete can be reused or repaired instead of having to lay all new concrete.

Finishing

There are several options for finishing in your concrete project depending on the intended use. Various colors, textures and patterns are available for your choosing. We take extreme care to finish your project in a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing way. Our team will go through all the necessary steps to ensure that your job is properly prepared in order to help prevent future problems. Proper preparation, leveling, and finishing will add years of life to your concrete. We will also ensure any stamping or staining is properly done for the best, long-lasting finished look.

Peace of mind

We stand behind our work. We take care and extra steps in your job to improve the durability and integrity of the concrete. We reinforce the concrete with Fibermesh and rebar when appropriate, and place joints in the concrete to help prevent and delay cracking. Regardless of any preventive steps taken, cracking can occur. This does not mean the concrete was improperly poured. However, if a problem occurs such as shifting of the concrete and it begins to separate or move within the first year, this can be a reflection with the workmanship of the job. We provide each client with a workmanship guarantee for the first year after completion of the project, and will return and repair the issue free of charge.
We will show you how to properly maintain your concrete, and we will set clear expectations from day one about how your concrete should perform.

The Bottom Line

Nobody is perfect. When Hamilton Concrete does the job, we guarantee our work. In the highly unusual circumstance that something does not meet our standards, we make it right. We will show you how to properly maintain your concrete and set clear expectations from day one about how your concrete should perform. If your concrete does not perform as it should, give us a call.

Patio & Fire Pits

Patios and Fire pits

We can design a concrete patio to your liking and install a custom fire pit. Please take a look at our gallery for some jobs we’ve done. Of course, if there’s something you don’t see here, we are happy to help design with you!

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete

This is our specialty. We have a variety of stamps and colors to choose from. Check our gallery for pictures of jobs we’ve done.

Driveways

Driveways

Broom finish, western finish, picture framed, stamped border, stamped driveways, colored concrete driveways. Hamilton Concrete can give your home stunning curb appeal with a handsome new driveway!

Have an idea? Let’s talk about it! Please contact us for a quote today at 608-212-5168.