By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013
Kalan Paul, owner of LCI Concrete.
As a homeowner in northeastern Oklahoma, you’ve probably already discovered that winter snow, ice and corrosive salt take their toll on your home’s driveway. Given a little time and a few hard winters, most of us have witnessed firsthand the pitting and flaking that begins defacing our driveways. The deterioration gradually worsens until it has a definite negative effect on your home’s curb appeal and even its value. There is, however, a simple way to get rid of that old “eye sore” leading up to your garage, while greatly improving the curb appeal. LCI Concrete is in business to remove driveways, patios, and other concrete flatwork that is showing signs of damage for one reason or another. They then replace the damaged concrete with the finest concrete and strengthening materials available.
Kalan Paul is the owner of LCI Concrete and has more than 20 years of experience in his chosen field, serving both commercial and residential customers. His company has specialized in the pouring and scoring of concrete driveways, patios and most other flatwork including sidewalks. Kalan attended Northeastern State University, and he and his wife, Aimee, reside in Broken Arrow with their four children. LCI is fully insured and is a member in good standing with both the Broken Arrow and Tulsa chambers of commerce. “We have but one goal,” said Kalan, “and that is to make every customer proud of their new LCI concrete product that will serve them well for years and years to come.”
When one approaches your property, their first image is influenced by the driveway. If it’s unsightly with corrosion and flaking, it’s not going to make a good impression. Kalan says concrete is durable, and when the soil and concrete are properly prepared and poured, you can expect it to last for at least 20 to 30 years. And you will rest easy knowing that LCI has the knowledge to do the job right each time. Replacing a damaged driveway is not inexpensive, but with its expected lifespan it might be a good investment and add value to your home. Concrete brightens up the areas around our homes and businesses at night. It is also an environmentally-friendly product because it is composed of renewable resources that can be recycled into granular fill or concrete aggregate.
The average driveway takes about two days to break out, remove, prep, pour, and score. LCI first lays 3/8-inch rebar on industry recommended 2-foot grid patterns after the subsurface has been properly and professionally prepared. Using industry standards of 3500 psi, LCI then pours and finishes the concrete. These standards are incorporated into every job they do. You may drive on your new driveway three days after the concrete is poured.
Here’s a great tip from Kalan: “Do your concrete driveway and yourself a favor by using only clean sand on winter ice or snow covering it. Your driveway will last much longer.”
Add curb appeal to your home by replacing your ugly, pitted, corroding driveway. Call Kalan at LCI Concrete for a free estimate.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.