Pour A Concrete Apron The Right Way
It’s a story that’s all too familiar: A hole gets dug, a foundation gets built and there’s a hasty backfill before the asphalt driveway gets installed. Eventually, the asphalt settles, the apron collapses and the new homeowner gets angry (and rightly so). That’s when Glenn Anderson and his crew at Above Quality Inc. show up to rip out the droopy asphalt and install a concrete apron that will last for years.
Glenn has installed scores of aprons in his career. There were 32 on his most recent townhouse project alone. He knows that the best way to keep customers happy and steer clear of callbacks is to reduce movement and avoid cracking. We’ll show you how he gets it done.
Cut back the garage floor
In addition to cutting out the offending asphalt, Glen makes sure the new apron is able to rest on the foundation. Too often the garage slab is poured all the way to the edge of the foundation. In these cases, a few inches of the slab need to be cut back. It’s a messy job but necessary to keep the apron in place.