Concrete FAQs Answered by a Leading Concrete Company in Wichita

Making decisions related to new concrete for your commercial property can be intimidating. As the leading concrete company in Wichita, Kansas, Encore Pavement strives to make the process as easy as possible. Andy Waller, partner and CEO of Encore Pavement, answers concrete Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.


  • What type of reinforcement should I use in my new concrete parking lot?

    Properly reinforcing your concrete parking lot is critical for the longevity of your investment. There are many factors involved with the design of your concrete, such as vehicle traffic frequency, average vehicle weight, underlying base material, long-term plans/goals for the customer and more. The Encore Pavement team understands how all of these elements can affect your parking lot in five, 10 and 20 years down the road. We will consider and study all elements before recommending rebar, wire mesh, fiber or a custom combination.

  • How thick should I install my new commercial concrete?

    In addition to the critical importance of properly reinforcing your concrete, the thickness and mix design are equally important for the longevity of your investment. Based on your application and expected vehicle traffic frequency, average vehicle weight, underlying base material and long-term property plans, we will make a recommendation to match your needs and budget.

  • How do I know my ADA ramps are in compliance?

    The guidelines for ADA regulations have become very strict and precise over the past decade. Your concrete company should have an in-house expert to ensure that full ADA compliance is incorporated into the design of your parking lot, sidewalks, curbs, signage and striping plans. This is very important to not only serve your handicapped customers and employees but also to prevent expensive fines from ADA compliance inspectors.

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  • How long until it is safe to walk and drive on my new concrete parking lot?

    Typically, we prefer to allow your concrete to cure for one to two days for foot traffic and seven days for vehicle traffic. In certain circumstances that call for a quick turnaround, we can order a special mix design to open the area to traffic in as little as 36 hours.

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