Building steps may seem like a small task, but it plays a crucial role in the overall safety and aesthetic of your property. Whether you need new steps installed or old ones repaired, it's important to choose the right company for the job. At A-1 Cement in Calgary, Alberta, we understand the importance of well-built and well-designed steps, and we are committed to providing you with top-quality service that will exceed your expectations.
One of the most critical factors in building steps is ensuring that they are safe and stable. Our team of experienced professionals is skilled in designing and building steps that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also safe and secure.
Another essential aspect of step construction is ensuring that the design fits the overall style of your property. Whether you want a modern, sleek look or a more traditional design, we can help you achieve the look and feel you want. Our team will work with you to determine the best materials, colors, and styles that will complement your property and enhance its curb appeal.
When it comes to building high-quality concrete steps, there are a few key steps in the process that must be done correctly to ensure a durable and long-lasting finished product.
First, it is essential to properly prepare the site where the steps will be installed. This involves removing any existing concrete or debris, building a solid base for the step to be poured on, and installing brackets or piles for support systems to ensure a stable base.
Next, forms must be built to create the shape of the steps. The forms are typically made of wood and are carefully measured and installed to ensure that the steps are uniform in size and shape. Reinforcing rebar is added to provide extra strength and stability to the finished steps.
Once the form is in place, it's time to pour the concrete. Using a high quality concrete mix called Dura-Mix® that is specifically designed for exterior concrete steps ensures the strongest and most durable finished product. The mix is then poured into the forms, taking care to ensure that there are no air pockets or gaps.
After the concrete is poured, it must be smoothed and leveled to create a uniform surface. This is typically done using a trowel or float. The surface should be smoothed and leveled while also making sure that the correct slope is created for water drainage and the appropriate finishing application applied.
Once the concrete has cured for approximately 24 hours, the forms can be removed.
At A-1 Cement, we understand the importance of building high-quality concrete steps. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to ensure that your steps are built to your exact specifications and with the highest level of quality and attention to detail. We use only the best materials and techniques to ensure that your steps will withstand the test of time and continue to look great for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our concrete step services.