Concrete is one of the most durable and versatile building materials in the history of the world. It’s been in use since before the days of ancient Rome and has carried through the centuries to be used in a wide range of residential applications. Today you can find concrete being used in residential flatwork, foundations, footings, walls, sidewalks, patios, and more.

Concrete can also be formulated and formed in a variety of ways. It requires exacting detail in mixing and preparation, as well as specialized techniques to ensure that the residential concrete stands up to the test of time.

Hank’s Concrete Services brings decades of experience to bear in all our residential concrete projects. We treat your home like it was our own with meticulous attention to detail and industry-leading concrete preparation techniques.

New Installation Concrete

New installation concrete gives you the chance to work with a blank slate. This might be things like pouring the foundations for your dream home to last well into the next century, or perhaps it’s just a bold new concrete patio added to your backyard.

Concrete Restorations & Repairs

Concrete has continued to evolve in its formulation, application, and techniques. Older forms and concrete blends don’t always have the longevity of modern-day concrete. If you have cracked, chipped, misaligned, or subverting concrete you need an expert like Hank’s Concrete Services to handle the restorations and repairs.

We have decades of experience dealing with a wide range of damaged and/or compromised concrete. We can assess the underlying cause of the problem, and present you with a comprehensive plan to restore or repair it to look just like new.

Residential Flatwork

Concrete residential flatwork comes in many forms. It focuses on horizontal planes such as Floors, patios, sidewalks, and even concrete stairs. These are areas that need to be precisely leveled as well as angled to allow rainwater and snowmelt to naturally divert away from the primary walking surface.

Concrete Footings

Concrete footings are asked to bear a lot of weight. They need to be properly formulated to optimize the load strength to be able to hold up the entire mass of a home. Four different types of concrete footings might be called for in a residential setting. This includes:

  • Individual Footings

  • Combined Footings

  • Strip Footings

  • Raft or Mat Foundations

Concrete Walls

Concrete residential walls are prized for their durability They offer a truly resilient, low maintenance, energy-efficient option to conventional wall building materials. They also have lower operating costs, and lower energy consumption, and tend to need fewer repairs needed after natural disasters.

Concrete walls are ecologically friendly, incredibly resilient, fire resistant, and cost-affordable. They also tend to resist damage from natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe flooding far better than stick-built wooden walls.

Concrete walls can be used in basements and ground-level homes to provide superior support and weather resistance. In the event of localized flooding, any water that gets into the home won’t be able to harbor mold in the concrete walls like it would with wood or drywall.

Concrete walls also offer superior load resistance. This is a great benefit for homes with large, heavy roofs and structural elements that exceed the capacity of lumber-based walls.

Retaining Walls

Concrete’s impressive ability to handle massive forces without fail makes it a great option for heavy-duty retaining walls. These walls hold back embankments, firm up berms, reinforce residential construction areas, and integrate beautifully into a home’s exterior landscaping.

The versatility of concrete retaining walls also allows you to add customized visual appeal. This is a medium that can be textured, colored, tinted, and sculpted in unique ways that ordinary brick retaining walls simply can’t.

Concrete Full Driveways

Concrete driveways offer superior strength and longevity compared to outdated asphalt, or cobblestones. The superior load strength of concrete also makes it possible to park heavier vehicles without worrying about damaging the surface. They are also easy to maintain with an average lifespan of well over 30 to 40 years.

One of the things that many people appreciate about a concrete driveway is that the slabs can be formed into just about any creative shape. They can also be tinted, colored, or stamped to give your driveway and home its own unique look that can’t be replicated anywhere else in your neighborhood.

Patios

Concrete patios are faster and more affordable than old-fashioned brick, cobblestone, or pavers. They are also easier to level for appliances and patio furniture to sit comfortably. Concrete patios can also be gently graded to let rainwater and snowmelt drain away from your home’s vulnerable foundations. They also tend to maintain this grade far better than traditional patio materials, like pavers, which tend to deform with the freeze-thaw cycle of the subsoil.

Concrete patios can also be colored, tinted, or creatively shaped to give your home’s exterior a one-of-a-kind look. Best of all, they can be delicately stamped with textures that eliminate the risk of slips and falls when wet

Steps & Stoops

The versatility and load-bearing strength of concrete make it an ideal material for residential steps and stoops. It can be used to create a base foundation for long and even elaborate stairwells. Then smooth, level treads are applied leading up to the slab before the door to your home or garage.

Concrete steps and stoops can also be colored and/or tinted to give your home a unique and visually vibrant look. They are often an inexpensive, yet highly effective way to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

One of the great benefits of concrete steps and stoops is that the final surface texture can be stamped. This greatly reduces the risk of slips and falls when the steps are wet or snow-covered.

Walkways

Concrete walkways are more than just firm paths that make it easy for your family and friends to and fro. They are means of conveyance that make a powerful visual statement about your home’s exterior and landscaping.

Concrete walkways can be sculpted into a wide range of shapes and horizontal contours. This lets you feature key pieces of landscaping, and exterior features like pools and gazebos, or simply enhance your home’s exterior ambiance.

Concrete walkways can be color tinted to match or enhance your home’s exterior. This is a great way to boost your property value and your home’s curb appeal.

Concrete walkways can also be stamped or textured as well as gently graded. This helps whisk rainwater and snowmelt away, while also making it easier for foot traffic to maintain safe traction in slippery conditions.

Sidewalks

Concrete sidewalks might be utilitarian by nature, yet longevity still matters. They are made to last with superior load-bearing concrete formulations.

Concrete sidewalks offer low-maintenance functionality while also being fire-resistant, slip-resistant, and long-lasting. They can be gently graded to allow rainwater and melting snow to pour away. Concrete sidewalks also maintain that gentle, almost imperceptible grade far better than paving stone or individual masonry units which can shift with seasonal changes in the underlying soil.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Concrete’s versatility and potential for creating custom shapes let you create stunning outdoor living spaces that are unique to your home. A wide range of colors and textures can be used to match and/or enhance your home’s exterior.

Curbs

Just like sidewalks, concrete curbs play a utilitarian role. When properly laid, leveled, and graded they expeditiously divert rain and melting snow away from your home to the nearest storm sewer or reservoir.

Concrete curbs can also play a key role in preserving the foundation of an older home or helping to maintain the integrity of landscaping features like retaining walls. Installing them in key places throughout your exterior and landscaping can prevent rainwater from strong storms from pooling.

Decks

Concrete decks last longer and cost less than traditional wood. They can also be contoured and shaped to match just about any unique shape as well as integrated into the exterior perimeter of your home. They can also be tinted, shaded, or colored to match or enhance your home’s exterior.

The versatility of concrete also means that concrete decks can be stamped to create unique textures without the splintering problems of outdated wood decks. They can also be textured to improve traction in times of heavy rain or snow.

Garages

Concrete garage floors take advantage of the superior load-bearing capacity of concrete to support your vehicles and/or home workshop equipment. When properly installed they can resist freeze-thaw and drastic temperature changes, which is especially critical for detached garages.

A properly installed concrete garage floor also integrates with a long-lasting drain system. This lets things like melting snow, shed rain, and oil leaks drain away safely, without pooling on the garage floor.

The best concrete garage floors are also textured to be slip resistant and can be coated to protect them from stains. They can also be colored to match your driveway or the interior décor.

Basements

Concrete basement floors require precision pouring. Not only do they have to perfectly marry with the walls, chimney, and other foundation elements, but they also need to take into account drainage. Sumps and floor drain need to be seamlessly integrated into the basement floor, and the floor itself needs to be properly graded to expedite any water toward them.

Concrete floors need the proper installation and level of reinforcing to reduce the risk of cracking. Once poured and the rest of the home is built atop them, the concrete floor can be difficult to patch or replace.

Shed Pads, Hot Tub Pads, HVAC / Utility Pads

Outbuildings, sheds, workshops, and even detached garages all benefit from concrete floors. Not only do they provide superior foundation support, but they also help tie in the walls to prevent them from sagging or deforming with age.

A properly installed shed pad will be crack resistant, fire-resistant, and able to efficiently divert any water away from the shed itself. If necessary, floor drains can be integrated into a new installation shed pad for things like backyard workshops that need a place to drain away fluids and oils.

Concrete has long been prized for its ability to withstand the enormous weight. It also doesn’t subsume into subsoil the way bricks and paving stones do. This makes it the ideal medium for HVAC / Utility Pads. It can be poured into custom shapes to match any size unit. It also has the load-bearing strength to remain perfectly stable and level for years.

When you consider that a single gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds, and the average hot tub holds around 400 gallons of water, you need your hot tub pad to be strong enough to take some serious weight. This is where concrete’s superior load-bearing capacity comes perfectly into play.

Benefits Of Concrete

Concrete is the ideal construction medium for a wide range of residential applications. Its load-bearing strength is second to none, which makes it the perfect foundation material, as well as the ideal material for just about any imaginable type of flatwork.

Concrete is also ecologically friendly. It doesn’t require the harvesting of any trees, it has a minimal impact on the surrounding environment, and won’t leach any chemicals into the surrounding soil the way some arsenic-treated lumber can. Many forms of concrete can even be recycled after it finally comes to the end of its long life.

Concrete is also highly customizable. It can be shaded, tinted, and colored to match or enhance your home’s exterior or interior. Just about any color you can imagine can be imbued into the concrete or sealed on its surface.

Residential concrete can also be textured or stamped to look like real stone or just about any other construction material. This can also be applied to walkways, sidewalks, driveways, and other exterior flatwork to improve traction during wet, slippery weather.

Concrete is also budget-friendly. Both in the cost for the initial installation as well as the long-term return on investment from its incredible lifespan. Most residential concrete applications last 30 to 40 years or more.

Why Choose Us

Hank’s Concrete Service is one of the leading commercial and residential concrete contractors in the state of Nebraska. Our residential concrete experts are dedicated to quality concrete installation, restoration, repair, and replacement.

We are a part of the communities we serve, and we see your home and family as if it was our own. At Hank’s Concrete Service, we pride ourselves on being honest, and upfront about pricing. From our founder to our laborers, we are dedicated to acting with integrity and a constant eye on attention to detail.

Whatever type of residential concrete service, repair, or installation you need, you can trust that we have the perfect personalized solution for the job.

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