Sealing your concrete:
Concrete is a surface that can last for decades if properly maintained. Treating your patio or driveway annually with concrete sealers will provide longevity and beauty. If properly applied, your concrete will become more resistant to harsh winter conditions, water, salts and even tough grease stains. G-Cat highly recommends sealing both stamped and traditional concrete annually. It is important to have a company with experience to complete this task. If not properly cleaned and prepared, you can trap in dirt and stains which can change the appearance of the concrete. This can also compromise the bond between the sealer and the surface. Applying the sealer without experience can create a streaky and uneven outcome. We always use the best product on the market and provided the best customer service whether your concrete was freshly poured or just needs a new glow.
Maintaining your concrete:
G-Cat will never cut any corners when installing your concrete. We use all reinforcements that are required and even choose a cleaner aggregate for your mix of concrete. This will reduce the chance of “popouts” from deleterious material. Popouts are primarily caused by pieces of aggregate particles having a high absorption and relatively low density. These pieces of aggregate absorb larger amounts of water, and then expand during freezing temperatures. The standard specification allows up to 5% of this material mixed into the concrete but the mix we use has only up to 2% included. G-Cat recommends not using deicing salts, such as calcium or sodium chloride during the winter months. Never use ammonium sulfate or nitrates as a deicer, these chemicals will destroy concrete surfaces. Applying clean sand for traction is the safest way to go.
Overall my wife and I are very satisfied with the concrete driveway, apron and sidewalk work done by G-Cat. Throughout the job from the bidding process to after the completion, communication was excellent and timely. G-Cat's willingness to respond to my many questions was greatly appreciated. While G-Cat's bid for the concrete work was in the middle of the price range of all the bids I received, my evaluation concluded that G-Cat would provide me the best finished product. G-Cat was the only company that discussed the sealer and why a specific brand was to be used and the only company willing to address the chert level in the concrete. All the other companies that bid on my job said there was nothing to be done to reduce chert levels. All the G-Cat workers on site were first class. Their experience level is impressive and the morale speaks volumes how they are treated by G-Cat.” Jeff Kanofsky | more testimonials