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There are several ways to repair a buckled sidewalk.  Some are less costly than others, and some are not necessarily recommended, but are still options.
Concrete Raising or Slabjacking –
This method lifts the concrete sidewalk slabs to their original position by pressure injecting either cement or a non cement material underneath the sidewalk.  It’s only effective on sunken sidewalks and is rarely warranted as the contractor has no idea what is underneath the sidewalk.  It’s hard to tell just why the sidewalk sank and what condition the ground underneath the sidewalk is in.  The greater the slab needs to be re-adjusted, then the greater the possibility is that the slab will re-adjust and settle again.
Concrete Grinding – This method removes trip hazards in sidewalks by removing a thin layer of concrete, therefore reducing slight protrusions.  After grinding, the sidewalk surface is then left even on both sides with a gradual slope instead of a trip hazardous edge.  This is a great alternative if the protrusion between slabs is between 1/2″ to 1″.
Sidewalk grinding diagram
Replace the Sidewalk –
This process requires the bad portion of the sidewalk to be broken down and removed.  The underneath ground will be stabilized, new rebar will be placed and new concrete will be poured.
Whichever process you decide upon, 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.
Call us today for a free estimate!  We provide Quality, Performance, Experience, and Integrity.
Your Satisfaction is Our Core Concern
January 11th, 2013 by mjfeatherston under Houston Paving

Corestone Paving will be relocating our offices late January and should be up and ready and re-organized for business by February 2013.  We are excited about the move.  We have been outgrowing our current facility for quite some time now and need the extra space for storage and employees.

Our new offices will be more spacious, have some land for equipment storage and a warehouse for our paints, products and etc.  The office is now under remodeling construction and should be finished soon.  Packing will begin, and then the big move will be in order.

Our new address will be as follows:

Corestone Paving & Construction

14511 Mary Jane

Tomball, TX 77377

Office phone numbers and fax number will remain the same.  All employee cell phones are the same and we look forward to doing business with you soon!

January 2nd, 2013 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

Corestone Paving would like to share our 2012 with you.  Take a look at our Year In Pictures.

We hope you enjoy.  Here’s wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2013.

Happy New Year from Corestone Paving.

December 20th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

It’s going to get down to freezing here in the Houston area tonight.  Be sure to bring in your pets, and cover your tender plants.  Your parking lots should be OK 🙂

December 17th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

Vendor of the Day

December 14th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

At this time of year when budgets have been spent, work is either crazy busy or a little slow, weather doesn’t cooperate with parking lot repairs, and stress levels are up……..we need to sit back and reflect on our many blessings.  So many of us get so wrapped up in the buying of gifts, outdoing the Jones’s, and decorating and planning for parties, that we forget what this season is really all about.

We should reflect on what we have, what we have been blessed with.  Be thankful we have our health, our jobs, our families, a place to live, and our homes.  There are those less fortunate than us and are in need of toys for gifts, food for their Christmas dinners.  Please take time to drop off a toy at a location collecting for Toys for Tots or a local church that is collecting for families in need.  Food banks are low at this time of year (thus the Channel 13 Food Drive every year in December) and they try to give families baskets for Christmas dinners.  Remember to donate at collecting locations.  Some of your grocery stores have bags you may purchase and they will make sure they get to a family in need.

So in this season of giving, reflecting, and giving thanks, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe holidays.  Let’s start the new year with a positive note and be thankful for all we have.

November 28th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Houston Concrete Paving, Houston Paving, Houston Paving Repair, Uncategorized

Concrete is an awesome product, although it’s not perfect.  Nothing is.  There are just too many variables in the mixing, placing, and finishing of the concrete.  Most of these problems are either avoidable or repairable though.  A large amount of the time, most problems are the result of mistakes made with the finisher that is chosen.  Most times, the builders (or general contractors) will choose the lowest bidder, which means the least amount of labor hours to get the job done.  This also means that they will use a lower cost (cheaper) and lower quality concrete.  This means it will have low compressed strengths less expensive mixtures.  Most problems arise with the improper installation of the concrete.

For instance, Cracking.  There are so many reasons why concrete cracks.  It’s almost impossible to know the exact cause.  However, cracks rarely result in structural problems.  Cracks can be caused by too much water in the mix.  Some contractors add extra water to make it easier to finish out the concrete before it dries, because they don’t have enough man power available to do the job properly.  As the product dries, it will shrink as the extra water that was put in evaporates.

Improper strength for the slab/lot.  Many people are unaware that there are different strengths available in concrete.  You don’t want to drive an 18 wheeler over a lower strength concrete as it will crack and break down.

Many times the concrete will crack because there is a stress that exceeds the tensile strength of the concrete.  Tension control joints should be placed in the right places to alleviate those stresses.  If placed improperly, or if too few are placed, the concrete will crack under the stress.

Corestone Paving prides it’s self in providing Quality, Performance, Experience and Integrity.  To avoid the above issues, you want to be sure to hire an experienced contractor.  One like Corestone Paving, who has 30 combined years of experience providing pavement repairs, replacement and maintenance of existing facilities as well as installation of paving for new/ground up developments.

Corestone Paving provides these services to local municipalities, general contractors, property managers and, as project scope and requirements permit, directly to property owner clients.  Click on “Proposal Request” at the top of the screen today and we will have an Estimator contact you for further information.

November 20th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

Sealcoating a parking lot is an important part of the maintenance of the lot.  But the more crucial thing to keep in mind, is the timely maintenance of the parking lot. Sealcoating requires applying a coat of sealant on the surface of the asphalt which protects it from rough weather.  It also helps deter wear and tear,  unfortunate  conditions like oil spills and exposure to high temperatures and sunlight.  The construction and the physical condition around the parking lot helps to determine  the type of sealcoat that is applied.

Corestone Paving can help in complimenting the life of your parking lot.  When a parking lot is subject to leaks from vehicles parked in the lot, a continuous layer of oil  weakens the top surface.  Over time, this causes a slow, steady degradation of the lot leading to cracks and potholes.  This makes the parking lot not only unsightly,  but disables the usability of the lot.  If the parking lot is inspected from time to time and sealcoating is applied, it can extend the life expectancy of your lot.

sealcoat1

Without sealcoating, the parking lot surface begins to turn brittle and it will crack.  Sealcoating helps  prevent this issue from happening.  The Sealcoat creates a layer that protects the lot from outdoor elements such as water, dirt, or oil/chemical deposits.  Corestone Paving can help keep your chances of  having to do overlays to the parking lot by sealcoating and protecting the lot.  This also helps reduce expensive repair jobs.  When your parking lot is sealcoated on a regular basis it can extend the life of the parking lot and result in saving you money.  Not only will the parking lot be more functional, it will look more inviting and appealing to your customers or residents.

Now is the time to budget for a sealcoat job to your lot, as winter isn’t a good time for the process.  The  ambient temperature and the surface aren’t warm enough to give the sealcoat time to dry.  Therefore, it doesn’t apply well.  A Corestone Paving Estimator can inspect and measure your lot and give you a free estimate for a sealcoat job to fit your budget.  Just click on “Proposal Request” on the website home page and fill out the information.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Corestone Paving & Construction
Happy Thanksgiving!
From Corestone Paving’s family to yours, we are wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
At this time of year, as we give thanks for all our blessings, please remember those less fortunate. Corestone Paving will be participating in the Houston Apartment Association’s Annual Food Drive. Please contact the HAA offices at www.haaonline.org if you have any non perishable items that you would like to donate.


Sincerely,
MJ Featherston
Corestone Paving & Construction
Corestone Paving
211 S. Persimmon #200
Tomball, TX 77375
281-651-0616
www.corestonepaving.com
November 5th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Uncategorized

Corestone teamed up with Prism Electric and was at the HAA’s Annual Chili Fest October 27, 2012.  Our booth had a theme of  The Nightmare Before Christmas.  A good time was had by all and our chili made 5th place out of 75+ entries!  Way to go team Corestone Paving/Prism Electric.  Here’s a big thank you to all that attended our booth and we hope you had a great time.

Team Corestone Paving/Prism Electric

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