Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s so much information about concrete construction, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We know how confusing concrete construction can be and how frustrated it makes people feel. Without knowing the basics, you can’t take on projects at home with confidence. You need concrete construction answers that are accurate and trustworthy. Here at Hoffman’s Concrete Construction, we aim to please and provide you with answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Great question! Concrete should be 4” thick for cars and 5” thick for trucks, RVs, boats.

Your driveway DOES NOT need steel unless you park heavier vehicles such as RVs, boats, etc.

We remove existing stumps and roots as part of our service. In some cases after assessing your yard, a turn down footing might be recommended to deter future damage from roots.

A turn down footing is a 12”x12” concrete footing along the outside edge of concrete. It is used to deflect roots and protect your investment.

We Don’t. We work with the best subcontractors who can provide you with all of the services that will make your outdoor living space perfect for you and your family.

For BBQ’s, the quick answer is it depends on the location of the BBQ. We can advise you on placement and layout of your outdoor kitchen or BBQ. Fire pits do not need permits.

Custom BBQs are built to complement your backyard. Construction materials for our BBQs include block, ledger stone, flagstone, brick, etc. We do not offer installation services of manufactured BBQs.  

We help you design the perfect BBQ to fit your needs. Typically, there’s the burner, stainless steel doors, side burners for pots, the refrigerator, the pizza oven, and more.

We are experts in all kinds of block walls, especially those with a stucco finish.

  • Split face walls
  • Slump stone walls
  • Walls that are poured in place.

If you have a special type of wall you are thinking of, please reach out to us.

Absolutely! In fact we always like to have you approve the samples prior to doing the work. This will speed up ordering and make sure you get exactly what you want.

Permits are approximately $250 for each permit that is pulled.

By law, walls can be built on the property line but we will work with you to make sure it accomplishes the goals you have for your property.

Yes, we have the color added at the concrete plant. This provides color throughout the concrete.  I provide actual concrete colored samples.

Yes, stamped concrete can be painted. In fact, the best way to paint it is with a paint that is a bit shinier than what you would use on regular concrete. One thing to consider is that painted surfaces of any type can fade over time and will require upkeep and maintenance.

Yes, we are stamped concrete specialists. There are many designs to choose from. We would be happy to consult with you to help you choose the best solution for your outdoor living project

Stamped concrete is an innovative way to create a unique look for your home. It is also a great way to add some personality to your outdoor space. It’s time to get creative with your outdoor space!

Here are just some of the advantages of stamped concrete:

  • It’s affordable and easy on the eyes
  • It’s low maintenance and can be installed in any weather
  • There are many styles and colors available, so you can make it fit into any home or garden design style

Concrete is one of the most durable and low-maintenance materials that you can use in your home. It is also one of the most affordable options available. The price of stamped concrete varies depending on the size and shape, as well as the design. We would be happy to provide you with a quote on the exact design you are considering.

NO. Concrete is expected to crack along joint lines, but concrete can crack anywhere.

In order to prevent cracks, it’s important to make sure that the concrete mix is of highest quality. Our 30+ years of experience allows us to make sure your concrete is of the highest quality and properly mixed. Furthermore, we grade and compact the ground using a compact machine. We make sure the thickness of concrete is level. Concrete is always poured at the right time of day and under perfect weather conditions. Concrete would not be poured in 100 degree weather. Work is done early in the morning when it is cooler.

Foundations and footings for walls over 3’ need permits.

Yes, we draw up a plot plan with itemized list for you to submit to the HOA

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