Concrete aprons are not a common household term, but it doesn’t change how important they are to maintaining the foundation of your home. For those of you who aren’t sure what a concrete apron is, it’s a slab of concrete that is placed in front of the garage door. They are most often used to create a smooth transition between grades of concrete, allowing for a smoother drive into your garage. Wohlwend Concrete is the place to go for concrete aprons in the St. Paul area!
Concrete aprons not only aid in a smoother transition for driving into your garage, but they also have another important task: diverting rainfall away from your garage, therefore minimizing damage to your garage and foundation that could be caused by flooding. They also add aesthetic value to your home, which can increase your property’s value.
If you don’t have a concrete apron, then now is the perfect time to have one installed! They can help save you from further expenses due to unexpected damages in the future. Or maybe you have an apron currently, but it’s made of asphalt. Now is still the perfect time to have that removed and replaced with one made of concrete. Concrete aprons are more durable, both when exposed to heavy amounts of traffic and harsh weather. Concrete is also environmentally friendly, and requires less maintenance than asphalt.
If you already have a concrete apron – great! But keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear. Common signs of damage caused by incorrect installation or wear over time are cracks, gaps or any other major differences in appearance after its initial installation. Old or damaged concrete aprons can cause erosion, sinkholes or heaving – things you can avoid by maintaining your concrete apron well and replacing it at the first sign of damage.
At Wohlwend Concrete, we have many years of experience with concrete aprons, so we know how to install one that looks great and lasts a long time. We are locally owned and operated, and we care about our customers – which is why we remain one of the most reliable and trusted names in concrete construction in the Twin Cities area! Once it’s time for you to invest in a concrete apron for your St. Paul home, contact us at 651-426-2610 or contact us to request a free estimate!