Trust the experts for concrete repair, resurfacing and curbing

Go to any city in America, and you will literally come across concrete with every step you take. Concrete has long history in this country, and today it’s the building material of choice for all sorts of projects.If your Tampa business requires professionally mixed and installed concrete, trust the concrete curbing experts at Parking Lot Surfaces. We specialize in concrete and asphalt for Tampa-area parking lots. We will fulfill all your concrete needs, from sidewalks to ramps that are compatible with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Concrete Basics

The term “concrete” refers to any mixture of water, cement, and aggregate stone. The ancient Romans were among the first people to use concrete on a humungous scale, and many of their concrete structures are still standing. The types of concrete in use today are highly refined mixtures of fine aggregate and carefully formulated additives that increase strength and durability. Concrete is by far the most common building material on the planet, and common uses include foundations, bridges, and sidewalks.

Concrete Curbing

Curbs are important for differentiating between the sidewalk and the road. Though it may not look like much, the curb can help protect pedestrians from motorists. Curbs also play an important role in the management of runoff—instead of flowing freely onto the sidewalk, water runs along the curb on its way to the storm drain. Many businesses install islands of concrete curbing in their parking lots so they may plant trees and flowers.

Sidewalks

Concrete is the material of choice for sidewalks in Tampa and around the world. Concrete sidewalks can withstand decades of foot and bicycle traffic. A well-built sidewalk is important for maintaining the safety of pedestrians. A good sidewalk can also provide safe passage through otherwise difficult-to-navigate terrain. If you own an apartment complex or shopping center, you’ll find that building a network of concrete sidewalks is great for managing foot traffic.

ADA Ramps

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark piece of legislation that was signed into law in 1990. The ADA dictates that all new structures meant for public use must have ramps for people who are wheelchair-bound or otherwise unable to use stairs. Requirements for ADA-compliant ramps are very specific—fortunately, Parking Lot Services has years of experience installing ramps for Tampa businesses. If you’re interested in installing concrete on your Tampa property, call Parking Lot Services at (813) 880-9100. If you’re not sure where your concrete should be poured, our concrete curbing experts will gladly offer advice. We also provide Tampa-area business owners with concrete resurfacing services.