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August 30th, 2017 by jcalhoon under Uncategorized

Houston Paving - Concrete PavingCorestone Paving & Construction is looking for LABORERS to aid in Harvey relief.

Pay is based on concrete and paving experience, ranging from $10 – $15 / hour.

Please use the following online form to fill out a short application. Thank you.

To access the online form. Click this link: https://goo.gl/forms/IRW7aK2n0shpmDDJ2

 

January 19th, 2017 by admin under Concrete Repair

With all the recent rains and freezing temperatures, you may have noticed that your concrete driveway, patio or other paved surface is showing signs of stress. Houston paving contractors receive a lot of calls after inclement weather.  Whether it is caused by excess water or extreme heat or cold, A Houston paving repair requires that you know a little bit about what you are facing.

Spalled concrete damage is usually little more than cosmetic. Your concrete may look dirty, chalky, or discolored. Conversely, your concrete may be in need of more serious repairs.  Weather sometimes damages concrete surfaces so badly that a total replacement is needed.  Therefore, you must first determine what kind of concrete failure, if any, has occurred and what has caused that failure.

Sometimes your Houston concrete paving might be cracked due to an incorrectly packed subbase. If this is what has happened, simply making a surface repair will only result in another crack soon thereafter. On the other hand, if the subbase was correctly compacted, a simple surface repair may correct the problem.

After a thorough investigation, a trained professional will be able to tell you if you need to do one of the following:

  • Properly prepare the surface in the affected area, and simply cover the minor cosmetic damage that has occurred.  This is called an overlay. An overlay is often all a property owner needs to create the aesthetically pleasing surface they desire.
  • Cut around the edges of a damaged area without cutting or replacing the reinforcing steel that gives the concrete its added strength. A partial-depth repair is more involved than a surface overlay, but it still does not require you to undertake a complete replacement.
  • Remove the damaged area completely, replacing the reinforcing steel and creating a new area of concrete. This is called a full-depth repair.  This type of repair is a worst-case scenario, but it may ultimately be what you need.

Whether your concrete project is big or small, Corestone Paving and Construction will inspect any concrete issues you have and provide an honest opinion about what needs to be done. This gives you the opportunity to make an informed decision about how to proceed. They can be contacted at 281-651-0616 for all of your Houston paving repair, removal, demolition and site stabilization needs.

April 7th, 2016 by admin under Concrete, Houston Concrete Paving

Everyday on the commute to work you’ll most certainly pass a truck with a large cylinder like drum that is constantly rotating. Just about everyone will automatically call that vehicle a cement truck, and have understand that it is rotating in order to keep it from becoming a harden solid. Well if you refer to that as a cement truck, you would be only partially correct. Cement is only an additive added to a mixture of composite materials including; water, crushed stone, rock, and sand. The crushed stone, rock, and sand is referred to as aggregate. Cement itself is just limestone, silicon, iron, and aluminum, among other minerals that is heated up to a very high temperature to form clinkers. The clinkers look like big marbles, they are then grinded down into a very fine grey powder and gypsum is added. There are also plenty types of cement to chose from but the most commonly used is Portland cement, developed in the 1700’s, it is a hydraulic cement that starts to harden regardless of how much water is or isn’t added. Which is very important as it allows the concrete mixture to harden under water or in rainy conditions. The result of cement, water, gypsum, and aggregate creates concrete and the amount of time is takes to set depends on how much gypsum is added.  Your Houston Concrete Paving Company can also adjust how fast or slow it will set by using calcium chloride to speed it up or sugar to slow it down.  Although Portland cement makes working with concrete portions easier, it still needs proper water to cement ratios to create a strong mix. If not done correctly it can cause the concrete to become weak or crack, then you’ll need a Houston Paving repair company to come out and fix what could have been avoided. Even though cement is the glue that holds everything together picking a good aggregate mix is important also, as it makes up more than 70% of the total mix. When all is said and done, concrete is the most used construction material used in the world and can even be recycled since it is mainly composed of rocks.

January 18th, 2016 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

For most business owners, the priority that receives the most attention is what happens within the company itself. The work they’re putting out, the clients they are receiving, everything that happens within the building is made to be a number one focus. And while it’s extremely important to keep your eye on the ball in terms of finding success for your business, it’s also important to remember that there are outside forces that could create obstacles and hinder growth.

For example, property maintenance is something every business owner needs to be aware of. Failing to keep both the inside and the outside of your business establishment not only create a poor representation of the quality of your business, but it could create far bigger issues. If the pavement or concrete on your property is not properly maintained, it’s possible for a customer or visitor to get hurt in a number of ways. But the two most dangerous ways when concrete and pavement aren’t properly cared for is personal injury and auto damage.

If a person were to fall and hurt themselves due to hazardous conditions on your property (such as potholes or cracks on your pavement), you as a business owner are responsible. Should the person decide to sue, you are now facing massive fines. If a person is involved in some sort of auto accident or receives damages to their car due to negligence on your property, you will also be responsible for caring for any damages they incur. Not to mention the fact that if a person decides to sue, you and your company could now be facing horrible publicity that will paint a terrible picture for your business. And you’ve likely not only lost the customer involved in the accident, but also any person they might have otherwise recommended your business to. It’s always better to be on the safe side, and make sure that your business not only looks well maintained, but is as safe as possible for your customers.

If you’d like to learn more about repairing or repaving the asphalt or concrete outside your Houston business, give us a call today.

November 19th, 2015 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

The first impression says a lot about your business especially in Houston where competition runs high in every industry imaginable. Generally, first impressions start with the overall appearance of your business. A professionally led business will have a nice tidy office, well mannered employees, and an inviting entrance. When clients, customers, or patients enter the office there is a certain expectation of a business. The same principle applies when anyone drives their car onto your parking lot. No business wants a bad first impression, so why start before your clients enter the office? Keep your asphalt parking lot well maintained will save you from worries from your client’s first impression (at least when they step foot on your parking lot!) and it’ll save you money from repair costs!

Immediately after your asphalt parking lot in Houston is installed, you should already be planning on preventative measures to expand the lifespan of your parking lot. Don’t worry, you won’t have to take immediate action! Just immediate planning.

Asphalt Sealcoat
Sealcoating asphalt parking lots protects and extends the lifespan of your asphalt driveway by adding a layer on top to protect from UV rays, water, and vehicle fluids. After installation plan to sealcoat your new asphalt parking lot about 90 days AFTER installation, this is usually when the asphalt is fully cured. Set a reminder on your calendar to let you know when you should prep for sealcoating! You’ll have to sealcoat the parking lot again in 3-5 years, depending on how busy your parking lot is and also it depends on harsh the weather is where you live. After you sealcoat, keep in mind you should try to keep vehicles off the surface for 48 to 72 hours. If you can’t possibly do this during the week try a weekend or sealcoat the parking lot in parts.

Clean Asphalt
Any type of flooring should be cleaned, asphalt paving is no different. To enhance the power of a good sealcoat, clean your parking lot regularly! Not necessarily every single day but every month is recommended. Garbage or leaves left over time will stain or possibly damage the asphalt. Oil stains are unavoidable and unfortunately these stains will quickly deteriorate your asphalt surface, try to clean these as soon as you spot them.

Repair Potholes Immediately
Potholes occur when water has entered underneath the pavement. They might seem like a small blemish but it can spread and cause even more damage to the rest of the parking lot. Reduce costs by repairing potholes immediately, not only is it a great preventative tip it also helps you further trouble from your clients! You don’t want trouble with your clients do you? Avoid vehicle damage and repair the pothole!

The tips given will not only extend the life of your asphalt parking lot but it will also help prevent from any repairs anytime soon! Bonus: You won’t drive away any clients with your parking lot!

October 21st, 2015 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

Asphalt deteriorates over time due to sun, rain, pollution, and chemical waste spilled from vehicles and asphalt can deteriorate faster if it was paved poorly. A reason to hire a professional asphalt paving company in Houston – is so you do not worry about poorly paved asphalt driveways.

Eventually the “glue” that keeps the asphalt together known as liquid asphalt binder loses its natural resistance. With proper asphalt driveway maintenance, a driveway that could last 25 years. Asphalt driveways should be sealed within 60 – 90 days immediately after the newly paved asphalt has cured.

Apart from cracks and potholes, which are signs that the asphalt has already started rapidly deteriorating, there are other signs your asphalt pavement will begin to show wear:

  • Fading color: Newly paved asphalt is a charcoal black color, if it’s gray or brown then the asphalt is beginning to wear.
  • Raveling: Loose gravel or sand is present means that the asphalt binder is no longer present.

Questioning whether or not your asphalt can be patched, repaired or needs to be replaced, give us a call. Sometimes we can do preliminary assessments with photos straight from your phone! Give us a call!

August 15th, 2014 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

Please click on the link and check out our Washed Rock Sidewalks video.  Most companies don’t wash the pebbles/rocks before installing.  This extra step that Corestone Paving takes, makes the rock shiny and pretty once installed and the concrete sets and drys.  Makes them look polished.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eknP-z7OMRI

 

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Summer is upon us as this year is passing by as quickly as all the others.  Before you know it, fall, winter and Christmas will be here!  With that being said, we want to make sure that all of your asphalt parking lots are repaired, sealed and ready to go as winter is NOT a good time to lay asphalt.
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MJ Featherston
Corestone Paving & Construction

Asphalt is very sensitive to temperatures and moisture.  The colder the weather, the quicker it hardens.  This gives the contractor less time to work with the asphalt, and you want the most quality outcome of the product and your parking lot.
To lay an inch and a half of asphalt, the weather needs to be at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit for the contractor to be able to work with the asphalt in a timely manner.  Moisture and wind will also play a part in the decision of delaying the job.  Too much moisture and it will be re-scheduled for a dryer day.
 Corestone Paving can eliminate the stress in the repairs.  We specialize in pavement repair, replacement and maintenance of existing facilities as well as installation of paving for new/ground up developments.  We will make sure the weather, the temperature, and the moisture level are at just the right window of opportunity for your repairs and/or installations.
 
Call us today for a free estimate!  We provide Quality, Performance, Experience, and Integrity.
 
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