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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.

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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.


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!

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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.

MJ Featherston
Corestone Paving & Construction
Corestone Paving
211 S. Persimmon #200
Tomball, TX 77375
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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