Get answers to frequently asked concreting questions

At S & K Gallaway Concreting we have compiled some of our most frequently asked questions and answers to help you understand the concreting process. If we haven’t answered your question, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Yes, more than 25 years.

Generally concrete will set in 24 to 48 hours, however, the concrete will not be at full strength at this time. Concrete must be left to cure to achieve full strength. After 7 days your concrete should be cured to 70% strength or greater, depending on environmental factors.

We recommend not walking on the concrete for at least 24 hours after it has been finished. During this period, and for 3 days afterwards, the concrete will scuff and scratch easily, so it is best for it to only receive light traffic, if any at all. In regards to driving, we recommend leaving your concrete for at least a week to prevent any damage. This time frame may vary if you have opted for a decorative finish.

We recommend applying a concrete sealer after the application. This will help seal in the colour and protect it from harsh elements. Contact our team for recommendations.