By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012
Kalan Paul is the director of LCI Concrete. The company specializes in concrete driveways and has been serving customers in the Tulsa metropolitan area since 2005.
If your driveway has had one too many doses of corrosive salt over the past several years and is beginning to pit or flake, now is a good time to consider greatly improving your home’s curb appeal by having the driveway torn out and replaced. Many homeowners have found that now is not the best time economically to consider upgrading to a larger or newer home, but is a great time to put a little money into an existing home to improve its appearance while adding to the overall value.
LCI Concrete specializes in pouring and scoring concrete driveways, patios and other flatwork including functional sidewalks on the outside of businesses and homes. The LCI team has 20 years of experience, serving both residential and commercial customers. They are experts in tearing out and replacing concrete with a quality product that will provide many years of service when properly maintained.
Kalan Paul, director of LCI Concrete, attended NSU, has been married 11 years, and resides with his wife in Broken Arrow. LCI is fully insured and is a member in good standing of both the Tulsa and Broken Arrow chambers of commerce. “Our goal is to make our customers happy,” says Kalan, “by providing them with a new concrete product they will be proud of for many years to come.”
Like it or not, your driveway is one of the first things people notice when they drive by your home. The driveway can positively or negatively affect your home’s appearance and curb appeal, and can certainly affect the home’s value. “Concrete is durable and it’s not unusual, when the soil and concrete are properly prepared and poured, for a driveway to remain looking great for at least 20 to 30 years,” says Kalan. “All it takes is a little care and common sense.” With its life expectancy, laying a new or replacement concrete driveway is an excellent investment.
Concrete is environmentally friendly because it is composed of renewable resources and can even be recycled into granular fill or concrete aggregate. And something you’ve probably never even considered – concrete brightens up the area around your home or business at night.
Kalan says the average driveway takes about two days to break out, prepare, pour, score and complete. LCI Concrete lays 3/8-inch rebar on 2-foot grid patterns after properly preparing the subsurface. They then pour and finish the concrete to the recommended industry standard of 3,500 psi for each and every driveway project.
By the way, do your concrete driveway a favor and use only clean sand for gaining traction during snowy and icy winter months. Give your property a facelift with a new concrete driveway from LCI Concrete, your source for expanding and replacing concrete.
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.