Concrete Sidewalks Calgary
Having a great concrete sidewalk in Calgary isn’t just about aesthetics, or how something looks, but it is also about safety, durability and function. In Calgary, we have EXTREME weather on both ends of the spectrum. We get -30 cold and we get +30 heat, and your home has to be built to withstand these things. Concrete sidewalks can be a great addition to your exterior renovation plans.
In Calgary, we have to deal with the heat and things expanding and shifting. Then in the winter, we have to deal with frost and movement because of freezing and shifting. You need a local contractor who knows these ins and outs and is able to not only plan a great concrete project but deliver quality workmanship.
Concrete steps don’t have to be just about their utility. More and more technology has come along that has significantly increased the look and design of concrete sidewalks. In Calgary there are a number of different design options that you have including exposed concrete and concrete stamps.
Doing Concrete in Calgary isn’t Just about the Final Result.
Unfortunately contractors will often only think of the final result, instead on considering all of the aspects that go into creating great concrete projects. At Bedrock Construction we partner with the client the entire way through the project to make sure everything from design to result is exactly what the homeowner or business owner needs.
We take a lot of pride in our approach. We have four Core values that shape all of our work.
We are our core values.
Accountable: We hold everyone on the project accountable to the schedule and budget.
Clean: We believe project sites should always be photo ready.
Meticulous: We believe it is all about the details when it comes to a renovation.
Organized: With over 35 years experience in the industry, we are dedicated to ensuring an elevated level of organization on each project.
Here are some Pictures from a recent project we did.
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Concrete Done Right
Bedrock Construction is a leader in the construction field, and we have been at this for a while. Since 1991 Bedrock Construction has been building in Calgary. We are a full service residential and commercial construction company. We pride ourselves on superior craftsmanship and we work with the client to make sure everything is as it should be before we complete a job.
Here is a quote from one of our clients.
“There are thousands of home renovation contractors in Calgary but Bedrock stood out for us from the beginning. Their contracts are extremely detailed & their communication is transparent. Our home renovation couldn’t have gone any smoother & I’d recommend them to any Calgary homeowner.”Jeff
How Much Should a Concrete Sidewalk Cost
Obviously, each job is a little different and will require different plans and finishes to accomplish the desired outcome. Having said that there are some industry standards that we can use as a ballpark.
For most standard installations you are looking in the 10-15$ range per square foot, again depends on a few factors like accessibility, pre-pour work and weather. Exposed aggregate concrete is generally a little more per square foot due to the labour involved and you’re looking at 14-17$ per square foot. Stamped concrete, which is when the concrete has a pattern and looks like tile or brick, is usually a little higher at 17-25$ a square foot.
Sometimes you can get it a little lower than that depending on the factors, but again the final price depends on its shape, thickness, design, finish and amount of prep work needed.
Do you Need Gravel Under a Concrete Sidewalk?
No matter what you are pouring the concrete for, either a walkway or patio, a strong gravel base is required to prevent the concrete from cracking and shifting. Gravel is even more important in clay soil because it doesn’t drain well. This results in water pooling under the concrete slab and slowly eroding the soil as it finally drains.
At bedrock construction, we have been at this for a long time, and we have been at it for a long time here in Calgary.
We understand the issues that surround construction in this City.
What does that mean for you?
Great Concrete Projects at a Great Price.