Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a wide array of flatwork and decorative concrete services for residential and commercial clients.
Our services range from tear and replace of driveways, patios, sidewalks, stamped concrete, concrete foundation pours, concrete pool design & installations, all the way to resurfacing concrete pool decks, restoring and repairing concrete with overlay and resurfacing. We also provide concrete coatings and epoxy floor coatings installations.
Contact us today to discuss your project.
Working with us is quite easy!
- Submit your information via our website.
- We will reach back out to you to discuss your project details.
- We schedule an estimate.
- Get an estimate for your project.
- We schedule your project.
- We will complete your concrete
- Final project walk-through
- Enjoy your concrete surface
Yes. With weather changes, concrete will most likely crack at one point or another but not every concrete contractor does the same to minimize the chances of concrete cracking.
We do everything in our power to help prevent/minimize any future cracking when we are executing the job. We add a sufficient gravel base and we pack the gravel with a plate packer. We add reinforcement and tension relief in the form of saw cuts or tool joints to give the concrete a place to crack in the likely event that it will move through expansion and contraction, as well as movement related to the ground underneath. Outside of those steps, there is not much more that we can do to prevent cracking. Cracking is caused by a number of different variables, almost all of which are environmental and out of our control.
We recommend consulting with your assigned project manager to discuss your concrete finish curation period.
Creative Concrete Solutions has state of the art equipment and specialized processes that enable us to get to all types of spaces and complete your concrete project the way you envision it.
We recommend asking your assigned project manager to go over details about what this entails in terms of the equipment used and foot traffic/machinery used. Property owners should budget for landscaping to be treated after the project is complete.
We serve clients in Murfreesboro, TN and 50-mile radius.
1. Remove snow and ice from concrete surfaces as soon as possible to minimize the effects
of freeze/thaw cycles.
2. Use sand for increased traction on ice, since it has no adverse effect on concrete.
3. Avoid using any deicing chemical the first winter after concrete has been poured if at all possible.
4. Do not use deicers containing ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate as they deteriorate concrete surfaces.
Concrete Technology Inc is our preferred material. CTi’s product is a color integrated, modified acrylic cement product made of Portland cement, silica sand and a modified acrylic resin for its bonding agent.
CTi offers a 10-year limited material warranty against check cracking, fading, delamination, and general product failure on most residential projects. Some materials may offer a different duration of warranty depending on the application.
How thick is it?
We generally apply our systems on old concrete between 3/32″ to 1/8″. CTI’s systems are thin layered cements which depend on adhesion through the use of modified acrylics.
What does it look like?
CTi’s systems achieve a look, texture and color of any type stone or look you require. A base coat is applied that fixes any imperfections in the original concrete. A design is then laid over it and a hopper gun shoots on a textured layer over that. A final clear coat is put over the system that is nonporous and protects it as well as makes it very easy to maintain. Mold, mildew, motor oil, etc. can be sprayed off with a regular garden hose. Common detergents can be used to remove tough or repetitive latencies.
What colors does it come in?
We have a variety of standard colors to choose from. However, we can custom produce any color you wish for a minimal extra charge.
An average job will take 1 to 2 days. Larger, more complex jobs may take longer. Clean foot traffic is usually allowed within the same day
All existing control joints should remain in the surface to allow for expansion and contraction of the original concrete. They are not coated with the CTi system and are masked off. We can, however, work to insure these joints match the rest of the look of the surfaces.
Here is how CTI’s systems compare to other coatings as far as heat retention:
10-40 degrees cooler than concrete
30%-40% cooler than epoxy stone
50% cooler than vinyl or urethane
40%-50% cooler than wood decks
Up to 40% cooler than carpet
50%-60% cooler than terrazzo
40%-50% cooler than tile 20%-30% cooler than brick
We can generally improve drainage; however, the degree of success is contingent upon the pitch of the concrete adjacent to the low spot. The low spot will have to be looked at personally by an authorized CTi dealer to let you know what you can expect.
Cracks are ground out with a cup grinder to produce a “V”. A two-part epoxy with a chopped fiberglass filament is then introduced into the crack and will re-bond the crack.
Though we do everything possible to treat cracks and do eliminate 90% of them, it is possible they may reoccur. If they do, it is usually in the form of a hairline, which is not objectionable as it is largely hidden in the texture. However, if a crack becomes too objectionable, it is easy to repair. Proper placement of tension cuts greatly reduces the chance of the crack returning.
Yes, though it generally will need to be scarified or sandblasted to remove the paint enough to where our product will bond with the original concrete.
Yes, CTi’s systems can be applied to concrete steps including risers and treads.
Yes, however, multiple spray coats are needed to reduce rebound, or waste.
Acrylic decking has been in use since the early 70′s. Our manufacturing facility has been producing coatings since 1968.
The cost of the CTi system is normally 20%-25% less than the cost of removing cement and pouring new and is much better looking and much easier to maintain than the original cement.
The price depends on a number of factors, such as the condition of the original concrete, the patterns chosen, etc.
Usually, normal washing with a hose is all that is needed. For stubborn stains, a brush with laundry detergent is all that is needed.
CTi’s systems are harder than concrete. Most concrete has a compressive strength of 2000-2500 psi rating. CTi’s system has a 7000 psi rating.