The NJ Concrete Guide helps inform South Jersey Homeowners about Concrete!
Written by The Concrete Works Team of Experts that perform Residential Concrete Construction day in and day out.
All content is based around New Jersey Area and Residential Concrete Work. It’s the perfect starting point to learn more about Concrete Replacement.
NJ State laws do not require you to pay taxes if you are replacing existing concrete or installing new concrete. The State of NJ requires homeowners to pay sales tax on concrete repair work (temporary fixes) only. Concrete Works pays sales taxes upfront for all material on all our jobs to ensure sales tax on material does not fall on homeowners
Yes. Depending on your municipality and project type nearly all concrete work requires permits. All township ordinances include the minimum state regulations for concrete work. In most towns, replacing existing concrete does not require surveying or zoning. However, several municipalities inspect and zone for all permanent structures, curbs, driveway aprons, and work within a few feet of the property line. As a service leader, Concrete Works can obtain the necessary permits or, you may elect to obtain them on your own.
It’s key to slope all concrete work away from home. This ensures that all water drains properly to street, wells, sewer systems, etc. and your home stays dry. If water is not draining properly away from your home, and you don’t have the ideal slope; Concrete Works can grade, flatten, and slope the land to ensure water flows correctly. Another option for handling water is adding drains a service Concrete Works will provide for you.
The standard is 4″ for residential concrete repairs. Homeowners with heavy vehicles always have the option to increase to 6″ thickness but it’s rare to see. We always use stronger concrete mixes because it’s efficient and cost effective for homeowners.
Most sidewalks in South Jersey are 3-4 feet wide. Narrow sidewalks can be as small as 2 ft wide and some sections throughout our area have sidewalk widths up to 5 ft!
Concrete with usual wear and tear may last anywhere from 10-25+ years. However, a poorly constructed patio or driveway will lead to cracking and eroding within a a few years. South Jersey’s weather takes a toll on concrete too. Expanding in the summer heat and contracting in freezing cold winters makes our concrete much more susceptible to cracking. Profession concrete installation is your best bet for a long lifespan.
Drying time depends on many factors including South Jersey weather conditions, required pressure, and usage. For most jobs, Concrete Works suggests allowing at-least 48 hours to guarantee the concrete is solid and safe for walking. We also suggest allowing driveways to dry 7 to 14 days depending on your vehicle size. Please note these time frames are Concrete Works recommendations; homeowners may choose to follow the minimum guidelines (24 hours for walking and 3 days for small cars) at their own discretion.
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