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Stairs to Front Porch Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

We promise to care, to communicate and to work with you. With that being said, open communication is the success to all of our partnerships with our clients. Please see our frequently asked questions below.  Not seeing the answer you need? Send a chat or text us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.  Text: 314-265-5257

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  • What area do you service?
    Currently we are servicing St. Charles County, MO. We are located in O'Fallon right off of Hwy 70 and Hwy K.
  • Do you guys do stamped concrete?
    Yes! We have all different types of stamps to choose from and a variety of different colors. We offer broom finished concrete with stamped borders too. Most of the time, if you can think it up, we can make it happen. If you have a picture of what you are looking for, or see something on our site, let us know! It always helps to have a visual.
  • What time do you open?
    Our phone is available from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Saturday from 10:00-3:00pm. Sunday- By Appointment Only For faster service or outside business hours, text us! 314-265-5257
  • Can you seal and renew existing concrete?
    Yes! We offer just power washing and sealing services. We also can add a tint to the sealer which can renew a stamped or colored patio to give it new life. This is a great option when your concrete is in good shape and you want to keep it that way. Sealing your concrete protects it from flaking or the top "popping" off. It also protects from BBQ stains and foot traffic. Prepping and sealing is done for $0.80/sqft.
  • Can I get a quote without having someone come by?
    We may be able to give you a general idea of what concrete would cost if you 1. have a picture of the space as it is now, 2. let us know how wide the gate opening is (if it's in the back yard) and 3. the dimensions of what you are wanting. Leave us a message with the info above!
  • How long does it take to get a quote?
    We do our quotes on Sunday, since this is the only day that we can't get concrete. That being said, you will have a pdf. quote by email that next Wednesday. If you don't see it, speak up! It may have gone to spam or junk or we may have the wrong address. Email us at .
  • What is the process of getting a patio poured and what to expect.
    Patios What to expect? Access to patio area; Access to area with skid steer, mud buggy and likewise, machinery is always to be expected. Homeowner should expect to repair damage to lawn from street to patio area and area immediately adjacent to patio within a 3 foot distance. Dirt or mud may be tracked onto the driveway. When pouring concrete for a patio, with close proximity to a home, inherent spatter or spillage will occur. Homeowner should expect to clean with soap and water once forms are removed and job is done. Expect side edge of patio (the vertical edge) to be an unfinished surface, unless otherwise specified during the estimate, this can be easily covered with mulch, dirt and grass or other landscaping material by bringing to the height of the new patio. Construction messes are also easily covered this way. Always expect landscaping to be necessary after any patio installation. Ask your estimator about use of plywood to protect against some lawn damage, although this is not a surefire way to prevent all lawn damage and ruts, it may be used. In any case, plywood cannot be used where any machinery turns. PLYWOOD DOES NOT PREVENT RUTS COMPLETELY. Spec Group Concrete uses water and brushes to clean off hard surfaces that are used to access the area, homeowner should expect to pressure wash or clean after the job is complete. Ask your estimator about pressure washing services. Elevations and shape of new concrete will always change, siding and other monuments may not be lined up as they were prior to installation. If sealing is in the scope of work, homeowner is expected to keep surface clean and free of stains and debris until concrete is sealed. If weather does not allow for sealing, expect us to clean patio prior to sealing at a later date. Any staining that occurs to patio before sealing is not the responsibility of Spec Group Concrete.
  • What is the process of getting a driveway poured and what to expect.
    Driveways What to expect? Large driveways may often be completed in multiple pours, colors will vary initially and eventually blend together overtime. All concrete is suggested to have a curing aid/sealant applied and your concrete should be resealed prior to the first winter it experiences. Ask your estimator about sealer or re-sealing options. Scaling, chipping and pop outs are to be expected and are normal within a driveway’s lifetime due to Missouri’s extreme weather conditions, even within the first year. Sealing is the best way to prevent this from happening. Cracking is inherent within the nature of concrete and to be expected, within or outside of control joints. No amount of preparation, reinforcement or thickness can completely prevent cracking. Drains within driveways will hold water in heavy downpours and ice during winter months. It is not the responsibility of Spec Group Concrete when this occurs. Once utilities have been marked, utility locations may change where stakes and forms are placed as not to damage gas or water lines. It is at Spec Group Concrete’s discretion whether or not to pour concrete around utility hook-ups: caps, gas meters, etc. Ask your estimator about any concerns. City curbs are not replaced with driveway in any situation, weak spots/damages that may have been un-noticed prior will be highlighted when work is completed. Expansion material is placed between curb and driveway to keep separate. Ask your city about any repairs needing done to curb. Vehicles and valuable items must stay at least 30’ from job site outline. Dust, concrete splatter and construction debris may damage items within this area. These items are not the responsibility of Spec Group Concrete. Parking for at least five vehicles and a dumpster/dump truck are required on every job.
  • What is the process of Steps and Sidewalks getting poured and what to expect.
    Steps and Sidewalks What to expect? Shrubbery and flowers adjacent to site may be damaged during construction process. Transplant any plants of value during construction. Spec Group Concrete is not responsible for landscaping within the work area. Expect landscape damage after construction is complete.
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