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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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July, 2013
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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.
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.
Your Satisfaction is Our Core Concern
Corestone Paving
14511 Mary Jane
Tomball, TX 77377
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14511 Mary Jane
Tomball, TX 77377
Corestone would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday.  We remember those that have fought and died for our freedom this holiday and respect their families.  Please join us in remembering all of the families of fallen soldiers.  Our prayers are with them.
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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″.
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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
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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!

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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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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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October 25th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Houston Paving
Chili Team

Corestone Paving & Prism Electric Chili Team for Chili Fest

Please join Corestone Paving at the Houston Apartment Association’s Chili Fest at the Houston Farm and Ranch Club this Saturday (October 27th) from Noon to Five.  Once inside the door it’s all the chili, drink, activities and fun you can imagine.

Corestone Paving is teaming up with Prism Electric to host 2 booths with the theme of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.  Bring out the kids for Trick or Treating, activities, face painting, and a Pumpkin Patch worthy of an awesome photo opp!

The cost for entry is $10.00 per adult, and $5.00 per child, with children under 3 are FREE!  Once inside all the food, drink and activities are free.  Join us for some award winning chili and a whole lot of FUN!

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September 20th, 2012 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving

Deciding on a bidHow closely do you actually look at the contracts/bids your vendors submit to you?  Do you simply look at the price and not pay attention to the details?  OR…Do you look at the warranty?  Do you actually look at what is included and what is excluded?  Do you thoroughly read the details of a contractor’s provided scope of work?  The details are important.  PAY ATTENTION?  It matters!

Once you have received a bid for asphalt paving work to be completed, thoroughly review the information that the contractor has provided to you.  Some contracts actually read as though they are doing a “soft shoe”.  Pay attention to the details and specifications.  Are they contradicting?  Is the proposal “spelled out” for you in standard industry language?

For example, if a contractor provides a 1 year guarantee on the work, do  they put restrictions on the guaranteed in the “exclusions” section of the proposal? Words matter and they can make your warranty worthless.

If you see contradictions, it’s time to throw out the “red challenge” flag.  If you see the word “economy”, then generally what you get is a job performed with a REDUCTION IN QUALITY.  If the project is worth spending money on, it should be done to last.  Economy jobs don’t last and you will end up spending more in the long run and….generally they are not guaranteed/warranted.

Do it right the first time, do it to last.  At Corestone Paving, we don’t like to dance!  A “soft shoe” won’t end up on a contract or a bid.  Corestone Paving will provide a QUALITY SERVICE the first time and EVERY TIME.  When bidding a job, Corestone will provide you with the proper procedures and specifications to do the job right.  You won’t have to call us back again and again to redo repairs because of work that was performed below industry standards.


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March 14th, 2012 by admin under Houston Paving

Summer Curb Appeal!These are challenging economic times. There are a few things you can do to “enhance your curb appeal”. By maintaining your parking lot, it not only projects a positive image to your tenants and/or customers, it provides a safe driving and walking surface for the existing tenants and/or customers.

Preventative maintenance serves to beautify your property, but also it is a solution that is used to prevent further deterioration of the parking lot.

In these challenging economic times, it’s much more cost efficient to maintain a parking lot than to have to do costly repairs on a regular basis. It’s imperative to have a positive impact on all tenants, customers and employees. Make their impression a good one.

Whether it be a corrective measure such as crack sealing or sealcoating and asphalt patching /repair you have great positive image producting options.

Give us a call for a free esimtate today. Our estimators will give you those options and help make your parking lot inviting.

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