New Concrete Steps & Brick Pillars Create Beautiful Entrance for Minneapolis Home

This Minneapolis home made quite the transformation once we were done with it! We added brick pillars, brick buttress, concrete walls, walks and steps. It added a very elegant entrance to this beautiful home. To begin, we tore away the old steps and excavated the area. We started with the stairs by measuring out where they would be and put stakes into he ground to build the framework. We poured in the concrete and let it harden. Then, it was time to build the brick pillars along the sides of the staircase. We laid the bricks in a staggered pattern and filled the gaps with mortar. Then, we added another layer until it reached the correct height. We brushed the brick clean and smoothed the mortar before drying. Our customer loved the results. You can see photos from this job below!

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Minneapolis Brick Pillars

Minneapolis Concrete Steps

Asphalt Driveway Replaced by Concrete in Minneapolis

We were called out to give services to a customer in Minneapolis. The customer was wanting his current asphalt driveway to be a concrete driveway. We arrived promptly and immediately started to remove the asphalt driveway. Once we successfully removed the asphalt, we prepped the surface and began working on installing the concrete driveway. It took our team two days from start to finish to complete the driveway installation. We had the customer come out and take a look at the driveway, which he loved! We asked the customer how he heard about our company, and he said he did a search on Google, and we were rated #1, so he selected us. We found out later that the customer went back and left us a review that said, “A. Pietig did an excellent job installing my new concrete driveway. They performed in a professional manner, showed up on time both days, and gave me a price that I could afford. I highly recommend A. Pietig as they did an excellent job.”

A.Pietig would like to thank you for trusting us with your driveway, and home. We have over sixty years of excellent experience in concrete driveways. We wanted to let you know that we also offer other concrete services, which include; concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks, and all concrete, brick, stone and all foundation projects. Contact A. Pietig for all your concrete and foundation needs.

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What Factors Influence The Price Of Concrete?

What factors can influence the price of concrete?

There are several factors to be considered in the price of a concrete driveway. One of the factors is the materials, including the sand, cement, and water, which are a few ingredients whose prices fluctuate. If you see a rise in price of these materials, then it will influence your concrete pricing. Lumber and steel are also included in this, as these materials are needed to create your concrete. One factor that drastically will influence the price of concrete is crude oil. If crude oil is high in price, then you can expect to pay at least $6.00 per square foot for concrete.

The concrete driveway cost is also influenced on how the contractor you hire will install the concrete. Will the contractor manually mix, and then pour the concrete, or will the contractor use equipment? If the contractor uses equipment, this will alter influence the cost, along with the labor and the amount of workers that the contractor uses.

The size of the area and what you want done will influence your total concrete cost. If you are putting a new walkway in and there needs to be clearing of trees or shrubs, then of course this will be added into the cost. You cannot expect a contractor to remove these items or any other items for free. This involves workers, equipment, and time – all components are factored into your concrete cost.

There are many things that can influence the cost of concrete. Asking many questions to your potential contractor will help in letting you know an approximate cost of the concrete. A contractor will go over what you are wanting and needing to happen with the concrete and then go from there. The contractor will give you many different options that will allow you to pick and choose the best concrete for your home. The best thing about concrete is that it is maintenance free. You don’t have to spend a lot of time working on your concrete. Once the concrete is installed, you can expect it to last for the majority of the time that you own your home. When you are ready to have concrete added to your home, you can go over some of the things that can influence the cost of the concrete.

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Uptown Tile Pillars Installed Around Hot Tub Adds Eye-Catching Appeal

In Uptown, Minneapolis, our previous customer called  to put in custom tile pillars with stone caps around the building’s brand new hot tub. What is unusual about this hot tub, is that it jets out of the building to overhang above the street. It gives the resident a neat view! This is a new build and our customer loved out work!  Check out the beautiful photo posted below!

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Uptown tile pillars

How Long Does Concrete Last?

One of the most common questions that is asked about concrete is “how long will it last?”

If the concrete has been properly installed and sealed, then the concrete can last up to 50 years. Once the concrete has been installed, it is important for your concrete to cure. The curing process allows the concrete to gain strength. The curing stage is usually a month, and then a sealer is applied to protect the concrete.

The most important thing to remember about the concrete is to stay off of it for the first 24 hours after the concrete has been installed. You will want to keep everyone and everything off the concrete for this first 24-hour period. After this initial period, you can walk across the concrete, but you should avoid driving on the concrete for at least a week. Giving your concrete this time will allow it to gain the strength that it needs to last the full 50 years. Once the week is up, you can drive on it, kids can play on it; you can enjoy the driveway. You do want to make sure no heavy vehicles, such as trash trucks, drive on your driveway for a while. It is recommended to keep heavy vehicles off the driveway for at least 30 days. This gives the concrete plenty of time to cure and gain the strength that it needs to hold up.

After the curing time has passed, a sealant will be applied. The only thing that homeowners will have to do to their concrete is a good washing with a power washer or hose several times a year. This will keep the concrete clean of any chemicals and dirt. Weather elements such as rain, snow, and sunlight contains many chemicals that can be deposited on the concrete, but a good cleaning will remove them. The sealant will also protect the concrete from absorbing any of these chemicals.

Concrete is an excellent addition to any home and can last a homeowner 25-50 years. The length of time depends on the concrete, weather conditions, and how well the concrete is maintained by the homeowner. Many homeowners never have to worry about replacing their concrete for the time that they own their home, which is the main reason homeowners choose concrete.

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Minneapolis Concrete Step Replacement

One of our past customers had a new project for us that involved the concrete steps around Lake of the Isles. The old steps we had made needed a replacement after many years. This is very common after there has been weather damage, or natural wear down. We were able to have this project complete within a timely manner, from start to finish. The final product was beautiful! The steps complimented the home very nicely! Our customer raved about how great our team of employees are and that they love their new steps!

A. Pietig Concrete has over 15 years of experience, you can expect great results. We are the premier Twin Cities designer and installer of concrete driveways, brick pavers, stone, masonry, concrete and retaining walls in the residential and commercial markets. We are the best in the industry and value our work. To learn more about your Minneapolis Metro Concrete  Contractor, click here!


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Concrete Basement Floor Minneapolis Kenwood

Concrete Stained Basement Minneapolis

We had the pleasure of working with yet another new customer in Minneapolis through the referral of a previous customer. We worked to create a new, visually appealing and safe basement floor. We laid concrete in the basement and stained it, which allowed the value and overall appearance to increase. Our client was very happy with the work we did due to the exceptional appearance of the new basement.

New Concrete Steps Minneapolis (Linden Hills)

Our team recently completed a nice project in Linden Hills Minneapolis.  The family needed new concrete steps running from the end of the tuck under driveway to the entrance of the beautiful deck.  We also installed a railing for safety and think the home looks fantastic!

Concrete Steps Minneapolis, MN Linden Hills

New Concrete Steps in Minneapolis

Front steps in Linden Hills, Minneapolis

Another successful Linden Hills concrete project!  Our customer was in need of new front steps.  The current steps were crumbling and beyond their useful life.

We installed new concrete steps up to their existing brick landing.  The result looks great and the customer is very happy with their new steps!

New Custom Stone Fireplace Minneapolis

Custom Stone Work  A. Pietig Concrete

Custom Stone is a great way to update the interior of your home and has become very popular recently.  We’ve done a ton of stone work in Minneapolis homes and below is a great example of a custom Stone Fireplace.  The finished product turned out great and adds warmth to the living area.

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Custom stone Minneapolis Fireplace