By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013
Kalan Paul and LCI Concrete manufacture beautiful residential driveways and other flatwork throughout the Tulsa area.
LCI Concrete specializes in the pouring, scoring and polishing of concrete used to complement your home by helping give it a pleasing curb appeal or a comfortable backyard living environment. Owner of LCI Concrete Kalan Paul oversees production of concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks and other flatwork found on properties in the greater Tulsa area.
Kalan and his wife, Amy, live in Broken Arrow and recently enlarged their family from two to six members with the adoption of four children, a girl and her three brothers. "It was a big step for us," said Kalan, going from no children to a family of six!" The children range from almost two to eight years.
A member of the Better Business Bureau, LCI is fully insured. “Our concrete products are built with the finest materials and workmanship and last for many years,” said Kalan.
If you’ve lived in Oklahoma for long, you’ve noticed that we can have some really severe winters. Snow, ice and the corrosive salt materials employed to thaw streets can have a damaging effect on concrete driveways. You’ve likely noticed flaking and pitting on driveways throughout the area. As deterioration and damage worsens, the condition creates a negative impression. If ignored, the problem will eventually influence the value of your property. LCI can eliminate the eye sore and help restore the value. Whether you have a tired old driveway, patio, or other flatwork surface that needs some tender, loving care, LCI will tear out the old and replace it with something new that is built to the highest recommended specs - something you will be proud of for years to come.
“Concrete is very durable,” said Kalan, “but the subsurface has to be properly prepared before pouring the concrete. We prepare the subsurface to the highest recommended standards and it’s pretty common for one of our driveways to last a minimum of 20 to 30 years.” It’s not inexpensive to replace a damaged driveway, but when you look at the added curb appeal and the product’s life span, it’s a good investment, one that you and your family will enjoy for a long time. Concrete brightens the area around your home and is an environmentally friendly product. The renewable resources that make up concrete can be recycled into granular fill or concrete aggregate and reused.
If you’re interested in getting an estimate from Kalan, it’s free. To remove and replace an existing driveway, you’re looking at about two days total for breakout, removal, preparation and pouring. Scoring takes place about four days after the concrete is poured and set up. LCI first professionally prepares the subsurface. They then use 3.8” rebar on an industry recommended two ft. grid pattern for each job they perform. At 3500 psi, they then pour and finish the concrete. Before the concrete is poured you’ll be able to select a concrete color from over 80 integral color choices.
Give Kalan a call this week to get going on restoring both curb appeal and value to your home.
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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.