Plumbing work does not only take place inside the home. After all, the various water and drain lines need to run from the street and into the home. These pipes and lines are located safely underground. Well, they remain safe until age or another problem damages the plumbing. Replacing the plumbing often requires shattering the concrete in order to dig up the pipes. Once the plumbing work has been completed, a sidewalk and/or driveway needs to be repaired. Everyone likely realizes calling a concrete contractor is necessary to do the work. Not everyone may realize that requesting ready-mix concrete might be the best plan when finishing what started out as a plumbing job and do so under less-than-ideal weather circumstances.
The Essence of Speed
The obvious benefit to purchasing ready-mix concrete as part of a plumbing-related -- or any other -- type of job is speed and efficiency. Concrete that is already mixed is ready to go once it hits the job site. As such, the job can be completed right away without delays. Since the job here is derived from plumbing repair work, greater speed and efficiency may be required than would be the case with simple renovations. Not all plumbing repairs can be delayed as would be the case with simply upgrading a "cosmetically challenged" sidewalk. A plumbing job then necessitates an immediate concrete repair job.
Burst Pipes and Heavy Rains
If a pipe drain must be replaced on an emergency basis and a major storm is brewing within the next few days, then getting the concrete in place, dried, and hardened with minimal delay is a must. Leaving missing sections of concrete sidewalk in place is never a good idea. There are many hazard risks that arise when blocks are missing. Eliminating these hazards with efficiency is vital. Granted, serious concerns may arise about the concrete's ability to dry out before a storm arrives. Thankfully, another option exists that could present a solution.
Precast Concrete Solutions
Precast concrete jobs would entail making the sidewalk block(s) at a remote location and then opt to fit the fully-hardened blocks in place at the job site. For those worried about the problems a storm could cause, this might be a viable solution. Of course, a lot of pre-planning and measuring must be done in advance. Contacting a contractor like R. Pepin & Sons Inc. about ready-mix and precasting options long before any parts of the sidewalk is broken would be prudent.Share
19 April 2017
When I first moved into our house, I realized that the place needed a little bit of work. In addition to missing part of the back lawn, there was also an empty RV pad and a missing patio. I thought about what to do, and I realized that the best thing might be to hire a concrete contractor to make things right. After we got settled, we started pricing services. We were able to find an incredible contractor that we knew would do a good job. After he poured the pads, it was amazing to see how much better things looked. Read my blog for ideas on how to finish your property, so that you aren't left looking at an eyesore.