A problem spot for many homes is the outside area surrounding the foundation. If walkways are uneven or deteriorating, puddles can quickly turn into lakes. Standing water can wear away concrete walkways and foundations over time, causing cracks and holes, which jeopardize the ability of the original foundation walls to keep water out. Perhaps your old walkway is showing cracks or buckling in places. It may be time to dig it up and lay out a new walkway.
Installation of concrete
Installing a walkway is a professional job. Experienced contractors check for electric lines and underground pipes. The forms have to be measured precisely. This makes a durable walkway. The layer of gravel placed underneath the concrete, has to be packed tightly, to avoid shifting.
A sturdy professionally leveled walkway, will direct water away from your home. This in turn keeps stress off of the foundation. If you want a separate side or back entrance added to your home, concrete is the best durable material for a new walkway.