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Flatwork is the term used for large, flat concrete structures, such as basement floors, garage floors, patios, and driveways. Concrete is the most cost-effective material to use for these types of concrete construction from both a material and labor perspective. And, properly maintained flatwork will last for decades.
Concrete can be finished with a huge variety of decorative textures that are both durable and attractive. Your flatwork can also be stained or dyed to achieve a particular look – or have the structure blend better with its surroundings.
Olson Concrete specializes in concrete flatwork. It is critical to have a knowledgeable and experience professional install your flatwork structure for many reasons, including:
Basement and Garage Floors
Typically interior spaces, this type of flatwork is given a smooth finish for ease of cleaning. Because these structures are protected from the elements, the concrete mix that is used differs slightly from exterior concrete structures to allow for proper curing time and a durable finish.
Driveways, Sidewalks and Patios
Typically used in outdoor spaces, this type of flatwork is finished with a rougher texture by using a brush to allow better traction. Because these types of concrete structures are exposed to the elements and often must bear a heavy load, it is important to use the appropriate concrete mix to assure it cures properly and will withstand the demands placed upon the structure.
Advances in both technology and materials have made it possible for you to have an almost unlimited number of choices for the appearance of your concrete structure. Olson Concrete can combine dyes or stains and finishing techniques to achieve almost any look, view our colors below. Love the look of hardwood flooring but your building codes won’t allow that in your basement? We can finish your basement floor to give you the look and feel of hardwood. The options really are almost endless:
Stone paver driveways add enormous curb appeal to a home or commercial building. Olson Concrete can dye and finish any of your concrete to match the pattern and look of stone – so much so that people are amazed to find out it’s concrete!
Large outdoor spaces need to be both beautiful and functional. Concrete provides the best of both beauty and function, at a far more affordable cost than stone or wood decking. Properly maintained and sealed, a decorative concrete patio will provide decades of service and enjoyment. Cleanup is a simple as hosing it off.
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