By, Macy Goodnight; March 2021: One of the most underappreciated parts of a home may very well be the driveway. We walk (and drive) all over them! Incidentally, most people won’t notice how important this facet really is, until it’s in need of repair.
Kalan Paul, owner of LCI Concrete, specializes in driveway replacement and repair, and is the expert to call when a driveway needs attention. His extensive level of knowledge and experience is solid with over 15 years in the business. LCI is one of the most trusted names in the industry, with over 750 projects in their portfolio. They have an A+ rating with the BBB and the LCI team has over 70 years of combined experience.
What exactly makes a well-built driveway? According to Kalan, “When it comes to driveway replacement materials, preparation and workmanship top the list. You don’t have to look very far to see crumbling driveways, and replacing broken concrete can update a home 20+ years, while adding curb appeal!” One of the most important elements that adds to the strength in their construction is the use of rebar. Their newly replaced driveways are built to last a lifetime.
When seeking a driveway contractor, Kalan offers some concrete advice. “Look for experience,” he said. “You need to ask if you can see at least 5 of their recent jobs, and ask if you can speak to the homeowners.” LCI can provide a list of 100 homeowners that will provide references and honest praise of their workmanship. “Even if you don’t follow through, the contractor should be able to provide you with this information.” A contractor should always be able to provide current insurance as well. LCI is bonded and insured.
Speed is also a major factor in choosing the right contractor for concrete replacement and repair. Removing and replacing 50,000lbs and beyond of material requires a great deal of effort! Most homeowners appreciate being able to utilize their driveway as quickly as possible, and LCI considers this a top priority. “We lead the way as a well-oiled machine,” said Kalan. “In most cases, we show up early, work hard, remove and replace driveways within one day!” Most projects can be completed in one to two days. Their business philosophy focuses on three major points: customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and minimizing a homeowner’s downtime.
Driveway replacement can add to the value of the home, and is a good investment. “I don’t think anyone would lose money replacing a driveway,” Kalan said. “It’s amazing what it can do for the look of a home.” Homeowners will want to consider driveway replacement not only for aesthetics, but functionality. Physical hazards, such as holes or cracks will not only cause damage to a vehicle, but can be dangerous to walk or play on.
Spring is the perfect time to plan new home projects, and with recent extreme winter weather in the area, driveway repair will be essential for many homeowners this season. Damaged concrete will only become more severe and costly with time, without attention. For more information on LCI Concrete’s services, visit their website at www.lcitulsa.com.
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