We suggest applying a penetrating sealer to the concrete within a year after it is poured. Continue sealing every couple years to protect against damage from salt. We provide this service, but DIY is also possible.
Seven days after the final pour, the curing process will have reached the point when it may be driven on. You may walk on new concrete 24 hours after completion.
The short answer is no. Cracking is an organic and necessary occurrence in concrete. However, It is not indicative of product or workmanship failure. There are methods professionals use to control cracking, such as implementation of control joints and additives to the concrete mixture during extreme temperature conditions. However, cracking is a intrinsic characteristic of concrete that cannot be completely avoided.
The concrete curing process takes approximately 28 days. During this time, you may see variances in color as the concrete gradually becomes lighter.
Although these terms are often used interchangeably, cement is technically an ingredient of concrete that is mixed with various aggregates and paste.
This is based how the size of the project, required labor, and weather conditions. We make it a priority to always communicate estimated durations.